It's PFD season and with every adult and child in Alaska $1281 wealthier, we thought it the perfect time to take a look at raising financially-fit children. We'll explore saving for college, structuring allowances and smart investing strategies that will benefit the whole family.
IN-STUDIO GUEST: Joining KTD Host Shana Sheehy in the studio to share her excellent family financial advice is...
• Neale S. Godfrey, money expert, frequent Oprah guest, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Money Doesn't Grow on Trees as well as 16 other books, and founder of The Children's Financial Network.
- Teens in the real-world workforce - The Youth Hiring Center, a division of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, helps clients to discover their career potential and offers free certification training in high-growth job fields like healthcare and construction - all while teens are still enrolled in high school. KTD Producer Sarah Gonzales spoke with both career guides and teens about how they're getting a leg up on their futures. Contact the hiring center for an appointment by calling them at 334-2587, or via email.
- The bank within a high school - Teenagers are learning how to manage their money at Bank Within East, a Wells Fargo branch at East Anchorage High School. KTD Contributor Jessica Cochran reports on these students who are earning school credit while also gaining a financial education.
- How will you spend your PFD? - Teen correspondent, Aviva Hirsch, asked her peers at West Anchorage High School how they will spend (or save) their PFDs this year, while KRUA reporter, Cameron Mackey, asked UAA students what they will do with theirs.