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Teens and Money

American teens are big on buying, but by some accounts short on money management. What they need to know and how parents can help.


Michael Wood, vice president of Teenage Research Unlimited, a marketing and research firm in Northbrook, Ill.

Jayne Pearl, author of Kids and Money: Giving Them the Savvy to Succeed Financially.

Kathy Norquist, a teacher of family consumer sciences at Southwest Junior High School in Forest Lake, Minn.

David Gardner, co-host with brother Tom of NPR's The Motley Fool Radio Show.

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David Gardner
David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is one of the country's most respected and trusted sources on personal finance and investing. As an educator, author, lecturer, and media personality, David wears many different hats. David can be heard on the weekly ‘Motley Fool Profiles’ podcast, available through npr.org, and as a financial commentator elsewhere on NPR.