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Seminar teaches how to raise financially responsible children

Date: 11/3/2008

Do your children have good savings habits? Do they know the difference between wants and needs? Can they view advertising critically? These are just some of the questions to be discussed during an upcoming seminar titled "Raising Financially Responsible Children."

Presented by Jean Deliso of Deliso Financial and Insurance Services in conjunction with New York Life Insurance Company, this hour-long program was created as a way to help parents teach their children about the value and responsible use of money.

"Most people are uncomfortable speaking about money," said Deliso. "It's just not something we like to share even with our children. As a result, many of them are growing up without the basic skills needed to survive in today's consumer-driven society."

To combat this problem, New York Life enlisted the help of noted financial educator and best selling author, Neale S. Godfrey. Godfrey, who has appeared on "Oprah," "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show," is the author of 14 books, including the number one bestseller "Money Doesn't Grow On Trees: A Parent's Guide To Raising Financially Responsible Children."

"Neale is the nation's leading expert when it comes to teaching financial skills to children," said Deliso. "That's why New York Life asked her to develop this program and share with us some of the age-appropriate activities she has developed to help parents engage their children and teach them how to make good financial decisions."

"Raising Financially Responsible Children" will take place at the Scantic Valley YMCA on Nov. 11 at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served, and all attendees will receive a complimentary workbook to take home after the event. For the convenience of parents with small children, on-site childcare will be provided by the YMCA. There is no cost to attend; however, seating is limited. To reserve your seats or request additional information, call Judy or Jean at 785-1100.