Robin is the national best-selling author of A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids. From piggy banks to paycheques, this book gives parents the information and skills they need to communicate effectively with their children about important money matters. It will also make parents more aware of their own behavior around money and the type of financial role model they are to their kids currently – and the type of role model they can become.
The book is organized around five aspects of money – Earn, Save, Spend, Share and Invest. Each chapter is directed to parents with kids at different stages – young children (5 to 8 years old), pre-teens (9 to 12 years old), teens (13 to 17 years old), and emerging adults (18 to 21 years old). There are suggestions for family discussions and activities designed to reinforce these concepts. Each chapter also contains quotes from parents talking about how they approached financial literacy with their kids, quotes that sometimes remind us that there is often humour even in the most serious topics.
Robin writes two blog series for the Maters of Money. Talking Taxes provides personal tax tips and information for Canadian families. Kidding Around with Cash is a conversation about the ins and outs of raising money-smart kids. Read Now.
Robin writes frequently about financial literacy, including the feature article in the October 2011 issue of CA Magazine, It Pays to Know. Read Now.