2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2007
A very easy read - with information divided into easily digestible (and logical) sections. Question and answer sections, forms to use, and "real world" examples abound and are extremely helpful, and easily "reworked" to pass along to the child/"pre-adult" in your life. The book even delves into difficult issues such as divorced parents, which creates dealing with "mommy versus daddy" (even in older "children"), diffferent parenting styles, etc. Best perhaps if used when your child is high school age - but we found plenty of information still valuable for a college-age child who's not money-savvy at all. Also wonderful the way it never "talks down" to you - but helps you realize some of the errors you've made - and how to solve them. And most positively - that it's never too late to try to help your kid learn about financial matters!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2011
Neal Godfrey offers straightforward advice on how to learn the true cost of owning a car, life with a roommate, how to tip, and many other things adults need to know. She guides parents on how to convey the information to their sons and daughters who are on the brink of independence. It should be read by teens, their parents, and young adults. I've given it as a gift to parents of teens several times.