The best books for children to learn financial literacy

Why am I passionate about this?

I'm very passionate about teaching children's financial literacy and business because with social media, it's easy for children to get caught up in the flashy and shiny materialist things. I like to teach kids about business and how to use the mistakes in business to scale and grow. I have expertise in this area as I've written three books, taught financial literacy & business at schools, and own a few different businesses. After I graduated college, I was thrown into the 'real world' with a good job and learned my lessons the hard way by spending too much money on things that did not matter. Hence my passion to want to help The Misguided.


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Money Talks: The Beginners Guide To Investing For Kids

By Juwan Rohan,

Book cover of Money Talks: The Beginners Guide To Investing For Kids

What is my book about?

Teaching children about financial literacy is important because it sets them up for success in the future. Learning about financial concepts, such as budgeting, saving, and investing, can help children understand the value of money and how to manage it effectively. It also teaches them to make informed decisions about their finances and develop good financial habits early on. Without proper financial literacy education, children may grow up and make bad financial decisions. Moreover, financial literacy can provide children with a sense of independence and responsibility as they learn to manage their own money. Overall, financial literacy education is an essential life skill that can positively impact a child's financial well-being and long-term success.

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of Investing for Kids: How to Save, Invest and Grow Money

Juwan Rohan Why did I love this book?

I recommend this book because after carefully reading it and completing the exercises with my 13-year-old niece, I found myself having fun and enjoying the quality time while also teaching the basics of money and how it works in our economy.

This eventually led to my niece asking questions about money and how to manage, save, and invest it. That's amazing to hear a young person start to think about money.

By Dylin Redling, Allison Tom,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Investing for Kids as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it. This book is for kids age 8, 9, 10, and 11.

What is this book about?

Outgrow your piggy bank—an intro to investing for kids ages 8 to 12

Did you know that the sooner you understand money, the sooner you can make more of it? It’s true! Investing for Kids can help make you money savvy, showing you how to earn it, how to start a savings plan, and the best ways to invest and create a future with money in the bank.

With a little help from the astounding Dollar Duo—Mr. Finance and Investing Woman—this engaging guide to investing for kids ages 8 to 12 covers essential information about stocks and bonds, how you…


Book cover of Investing for Kids Activity Book: 65 Activities about Saving, Investing, and Growing Your Money

Juwan Rohan Why did I love this book?

This book is a great option for children who want more activity rather than just reading. This book will keep you engaged!

It's another great option to work with your children and spend quality time teaching them how to make better financial decisions so that they are prepared for the world. I really enjoyed completing this book with my little nephew and the joy on his face when he realized how much money he can potentially have in the future is priceless.

By Justine Nelson,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Investing for Kids Activity Book as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it. This book is for kids age 8, 9, 10, and 11.

What is this book about?

Help your child become a financial whiz kid—for ages 8 to 12

It’s never too early to set children on the path to financial literacy. This activity book, a companion to Investing for Kids, teaches them how to become savvy with their finances. Through educational and engaging exercises, they’ll learn how to track their spending, make good investments, and so much more.
Build a financial vocabulary—Your kid will sound like a finance pro as they learn all sorts of important financial terms like mutual funds, debit vs. credit, and simple interest vs. compound interest. Explore engaging activities—They’ll develop their money…


Book cover of Limitless: The 10,000 Shot Theory

Juwan Rohan Why did I love this book?

This book is for your older children and may be best to read with an adult as there is very minor explicit wording (I've counted one).

I really like this book because it helps with Mindset. When learning about money, can be confusing, exhausting, and overall not fun. Kids want to spend their money, it's human nature, and it's okay to want to feel like that so I am recommending this book because it allows the kids what can happen when they put in the work.

By LaRussell,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Limitless as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


Book cover of It's All In Your Head

Juwan Rohan Why did I love this book?

This is another great recommendation for older kids.

This book focuses on the drive to want to be better and the mindset that may be holding us back. I really enjoyed this book and although it is not geared towards financial literacy, it's geared towards the mindset and actions that can lead your child to want to be better with their finances.

By Russ,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked It's All In Your Head as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Instant National Bestseller! Wall Street Journal bestseller; USA Today bestseller; Publishers Weekly bestseller; international bestseller.

An inspirational book by self-made musical superstar, Russ, reminding you that it starts with YOU, to believe in yourself, and to get out of your own way.

Twenty-seven-year-old rapper, songwriter, and producer Russ walks his own path, at his own pace. By doing so, he proved that he didn't need a major label to surpass over a billion streams on Spotify/Apple Music, get on Forbes' 2019 "30 Under 30," make the Forbes' "30 Under 30 Cash Kings" at number 20 for most earned, sell out…


Book cover of Make Your Own Money: How Kids Can Earn It, Save It, Spend It, and Dream Big, with Danny Dollar, the King of Cha-Ching

Juwan Rohan Why did I love this book?

I recommend this book because it Ty's character Danny Dollar has a unique and fun way of connecting with children in a language they can understand. The colors and images really help the young reader stay focused and engaged.

This is another great book wanting to teach your children money! The ideal age range is 8-12 years old.

By Ty Allan Jackson, Nicole Miles (illustrator),

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Make Your Own Money as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it. This book is for kids age 8, 9, 10, and 11.

What is this book about?

Saving money for something? Then this is the book for you! Danny Dollar, the “King of Cha-Ching,” will teach you to make money, save money, and spend money wisely—and to dream big! Maybe you get an allowance (clean the bathroom anyone?) or have been gifted money (birthday present?) but did you know that you can actually start a business and make your own money? Even as a kid! It’s called being an entrepreneur.

Danny shares tips for starting your own business, like how to write a business plan and raise start-up money (the money you need to get your business…


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Why am I passionate about this?

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