Picks and Pans Review: Dollars & Sense

updated 03/28/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/28/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT

It's never too early to start educating your kids about money, says financial guru Suze Orman, especially in today's tough times. Her thoughts on what to teach when:

FOR 6-YEAR-OLDS: They don't get an allowance just because they were born; they need to work for it.

FOR TWEENS: When you pay your bills, the kids should be at the table with you.

FOR TEENS: Have a conversation about what you can afford for college. Finances should be a family affair.

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