• Ron Lieber, New York Times

High School Parents: Teach Your Children About Financial Management--NOW

A Financial Checklist for Your Newly Minted High School Graduate

We’ve got budget, retirement account, credit, information security and insurance advice for your independent adult, college student, gap-year taker or future soldier.

The summer after high school graduation inevitably includes monthslong encounters with various to-do lists., Extra-long-sheet purchases and milk crates for future collegians. A résumé for job seekers. Thank-you notes for all.

But let me suggest one more itemized offering: a list of financial tasks. If you want to set your child up properly for college, work, military service and the years beyond, there are several things you ought to do, help them do or teach them before too long.

Got a younger teenager? No time like the present to get started with a lot of this. Is one of your children already in college? You probably haven’t done all of these things yet.

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