About Beth @BethKobliner
One of the nation’s leading authorities on personal finance for young people, Beth Kobliner is a commentator and journalist and the author of two New York Times bestsellers: "Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties" and an essential guide for parents, "Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)." She was selected by President Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, dedicated to increasing the financial know-how of kids of all ages and economic backgrounds. A former staff writer at Money magazine, Beth has contributed to The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Today, Sesame Street and NPR. Beth graduated from Brown University and lives with her family in New York City.
Beth’s Recent Stories
Making Sen$e Oct 01Quiz: Do you know how to avoid mountains of student debt?
How much do you know about applying to and paying for college? Take this true/false pop quiz to see where you stand.
Making Sen$e Oct 014 ways parents (and their students) can avoid the college debt trap
As I crisscrossed the country on a recent book tour, parents repeatedly expressed worry about catapulting college costs. No wonder: Average sticker prices are now $19,000 per year for public four-year schools (in-state) and $47,000 per year for private schools.
Making Sen$e Apr 05Money habits are set by age 7. Teach your kids the value of a dollar now
Here are just a few common questions that parents across the country — and across income levels — want answered.
Economy Apr 036 tips to help your kids through a checkout candy meltdown, and learn a financial lesson as well
Your child doesn’t have to be a monk, shunning all material goods. She’s just got to know the tricks to help her save those dollars for something she really wants.
Making Sen$e Mar 30Column: The 5Cs to follow when setting your kids’ allowance
Allowance is a fine, practical way to dole out money to your kids, as long as you follow these five rules.