Teaching children about money is as important as teaching them about health, according to Kelley Keehn, personal finance expert and author of The Prosperity Factor for Kids. And parents bear the greatest responsibility for this type of learning.
"We don't have financial education in our school system so it has to come mostly from the household," Keehn says. "You're not expected to be a financial expert ... [but] be curious if your child asks something or you think you should be teaching them something and get on the Internet and Google it together."
Here are some fun family activities for children of different ages.