94 episodes

Welcome to Smart Money Parenting, your essential podcast for parents passionate about empowering their children with vital financial skills often missed in traditional education. Join us as we delve into a diverse range of topics designed to arm you with practical knowledge and tools to raise financially literate and responsible children.

New Episodes every Monday and Friday

Smart Money Parenting by Gravy Stack

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 73 Ratings

Welcome to Smart Money Parenting, your essential podcast for parents passionate about empowering their children with vital financial skills often missed in traditional education. Join us as we delve into a diverse range of topics designed to arm you with practical knowledge and tools to raise financially literate and responsible children.

New Episodes every Monday and Friday

    Ep 93 - How To Get Your School To Teach Money!

    Ep 93 - How To Get Your School To Teach Money!

    Summary

    Scott Donnell and Chad discuss the need for financial education in schools and the limitations of traditional financial education methods. They emphasize the importance of real-life money skills and the need for students to learn by doing. They introduce DinnerTable.com as a solution for schools to incorporate hands-on financial education into their curriculum. They highlight the impact of financial education on families, communities, and the future success of young adults. They encourage listeners to share the information with schools and join the movement to transform education through practical financial skills.



    Takeaways

    Traditional financial education methods in schools are often ineffective and fail to teach real-life money skills.

    Students learn best through hands-on experiences and practical application of financial concepts.

    DinnerTable.com offers a solution for schools to incorporate real-life money skills into their curriculum.

    Financial education in schools can have a positive impact on families, communities, and the future success of young adults.



    Time Stamps

    00:00 Introduction and Mission

    00:32 The Need for Financial Education in Schools

    04:33 The Importance of Real-Life Money Skills

    05:33 Learning by Doing

    07:03 The Role of Practical Skills in Education

    09:04 DinnerTable.com as a Solution for Schools

    10:46 The Impact of Financial Education in Schools

    12:04 Building Stronger Communities through Financial Education

    13:25 Conclusion and Call to Action


    Want to take your family and your finances to the next level? Schedule a call with Dinner Table today.

    ⁠⁠https://scott.dinnertable.com/book⁠⁠

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (iOS)

    ⁠⁠https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gravystack-gamified-banking/id1635188175⁠⁠

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (Google Play)

    ⁠⁠https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gravystack.gravystack&hl=en_US&gl=US⁠⁠

    Chad’s Best Seller Book: 

    ⁠⁠⁠Smart, Not Spoiled: The 7 Money Skills Kids Must Master Before Leaving the Nest⁠⁠⁠ 

    Scott’s Best Seller Book

    ⁠⁠⁠Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed⁠⁠⁠ 

    Socials

    Scott Donnell on LinkedIn - ⁠⁠⁠linkedin.com/in/donnell-scott⁠⁠⁠ 

    Chad Willardson on LinkedIn - ⁠⁠⁠linkedin.com/in/chadwillardson⁠⁠⁠

    Scott Donnell on Instagram - ⁠⁠⁠@imscottdonnell⁠⁠⁠

    Chad Willardson on Instagram - ⁠⁠⁠@chad.willardson⁠⁠⁠

    Scott Donnell on TikTok - ⁠⁠⁠@imscottdonnell⁠

    • 14 min
    Ep 92 - Help! My Kid Is Lazy!

    Ep 92 - Help! My Kid Is Lazy!

    Summary

    In this conversation, Scott Donnell and Chad discuss strategies for motivating and empowering kids. They emphasize the importance of finding what lights a child up and using that passion as a source of motivation. They also discuss the role of money in teaching kids about motivation and responsibility. The conversation explores the idea of giving kids control and responsibility over their own expenses and the benefits of creating opportunities for them to earn money. They also address the issue of hopelessness and mental health in kids and the importance of supporting them through struggles. The conversation concludes with a reminder to parents to initiate and show up for their kids, and the importance of community support and resources.



    Takeaways

    Find what lights your child up and use that passion as a source of motivation.

    Teach kids about money and motivation by giving them control and responsibility over their own expenses.

    Create opportunities for kids to earn money and learn the value of hard work.

    Support kids through struggles and let them know that you have their back.



    Time Stamps



    00:00 Finding Motivation through Passions

    00:58 Teaching Kids about Money and Motivation

    03:12 Empowering Kids to Take Control of Their Lives

    04:10 Creating Opportunities for Freedom and Responsibility

    06:18 Teaching Kids to Be Financially Responsible Adults

    07:09 Taking Accountability and Responsibility

    09:43 Addressing Hopelessness and Mental Health

    11:06 Creating Value and Building Confidence

    12:29 Supporting Kids Through Struggles

    13:39 Initiating and Showing Up for Kids

    14:47 Community Support and Resources


    Want to take your family and your finances to the next level? Schedule a call with Dinner Table today.

    ⁠https://scott.dinnertable.com/book⁠

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (iOS)

    ⁠https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gravystack-gamified-banking/id1635188175⁠

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (Google Play)

    ⁠https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gravystack.gravystack&hl=en_US&gl=US⁠

    Chad’s Best Seller Book: 

    ⁠⁠Smart, Not Spoiled: The 7 Money Skills Kids Must Master Before Leaving the Nest⁠⁠ 

    Scott’s Best Seller Book

    ⁠⁠Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed⁠⁠ 

    Socials

    Scott Donnell on LinkedIn - ⁠⁠linkedin.com/in/donnell-scott⁠⁠ 

    Chad Willardson on LinkedIn - ⁠⁠linkedin.com/in/chadwillardson⁠⁠

    Scott Donnell on Instagram - ⁠⁠@imscottdonnell⁠⁠

    Chad Willardson on Instagram - ⁠⁠@chad.willardson⁠⁠

    Scott Donnell on TikTok - ⁠⁠@imscottdonnell⁠

    • 20 min
    Ep 91 - The Lost Art Of Apologizing

    Ep 91 - The Lost Art Of Apologizing

    Summary

    In this episode, Scott and Chad discuss the importance of teaching kids to apologize and model genuine remorse. Chad shares a personal story about apologizing to a tire shop employee after initially getting upset over a tire repair. They emphasize the significance of teaching kids accountability and the value of apologizing in various relationships, including marriage and business. Scott and Chad also highlight the connection between apologizing and financial competency, as well as the importance of modeling forgiveness and reconciliation for children. They conclude by mentioning their sponsor, the Gravy Stack app, and encourage listeners to share the episode with others.



    Time Stamps



    00:00 Introduction

    00:40 Chad's Story of Apologizing

    06:15 Modeling Apology and Reconciliation

    09:48 Apologizing and Financial Competency

    13:21 Apologizing and Accountability

    15:03 Conclusion





    Want to take your family and your finances to the next level? Schedule a call with Dinner Table today.

    https://scott.dinnertable.com/book

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (iOS)

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gravystack-gamified-banking/id1635188175

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (Google Play)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gravystack.gravystack&hl=en_US&gl=US

    Chad’s Best Seller Book: 

    ⁠Smart, Not Spoiled: The 7 Money Skills Kids Must Master Before Leaving the Nest⁠ 

    Scott’s Best Seller Book

    ⁠Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed⁠ 

    Socials

    Scott Donnell on LinkedIn - ⁠linkedin.com/in/donnell-scott⁠ 

    Chad Willardson on LinkedIn - ⁠linkedin.com/in/chadwillardson⁠

    Scott Donnell on Instagram - ⁠@imscottdonnell⁠

    Chad Willardson on Instagram - ⁠@chad.willardson⁠

    Scott Donnell on TikTok - ⁠@imscottdonnell⁠

    • 17 min
    Ep 90 - Empowering the Next Generation w/Brandon Turner

    Ep 90 - Empowering the Next Generation w/Brandon Turner

    In this special episode, Scott sits down with Brandon Turner to talk about it all. From family money skills to parenting advice, the next generation of kids, and family legacy, Scott and Brandon talk about all the secrets you need to know about building a Family Legacy today.



    A special thanks to Brandon Turner and his team for having Scott on! Give him a follow on his podcast A Better Life w/Brandon Turner

    https://open.spotify.com/show/7mkm7wrfHiBBYmK32faCfk?si=dc77a0cbc386417b



    Description:

    This episode combines insights on raising financially savvy children with effective parenting in the digital era. Featuring expert Scott Donnell, who has educated millions on children's financial literacy, it delves into his journey from a budding entrepreneur to becoming a champion for financial education among youths through his initiative, Gravy Stack. Donnell stresses the importance of instilling a robust work ethic and financial wisdom from a young age, aiming to prepare kids for responsible wealth management and to foster a healthier mindset about money. The conversation also navigates the complexities of digital parenting, addressing the challenges and dangers children face online—from inappropriate content to the persuasive power of social media and video games. It contrasts various parenting approaches, emphasizing a proactive, disciplined, yet loving family environment. The script underscores the importance of parental self-care and contemplates the legacy parents leave behind, advocating for a life that instills value and is remembered fondly.



    00:00 Introduction and Meeting Scott Donnell

    00:44 Scott's Early Life and Career Choices

    02:17 The Importance of Financial Literacy for Kids

    02:26 Scott's Entrepreneurial Journey

    03:48 The Concept of Heritage vs Inheritance

    04:53 The Impact of Money on Personal Behavior

    12:03 The Role of Delayed Gratification in Child Development

    33:52 The Evolution of Scott's Business Ventures

    34:26 The Controversy Around Debt and Financial Education

    35:39 The Creation and Impact of Gravy Stack

    43:41 The Power of Brain Gigs: A New Approach to Learning

    44:27 The Impact of Financial Literacy on Children

    45:00 The Importance of Teaching Kids About Money

    45:37 The Three E's: Expectations, Expenses, Extra Pay

    46:00 The Power of Expenses: Teaching Kids Financial Responsibility

    47:02 The Role of Gigs in Teaching Kids About Money

    48:01 The Impact of Parenting on Kids' Financial Habits

    49:24 The Importance of Kids' Independence and Responsibility

    50:18 The Role of Kids in the Economy and Society

    53:58 The Role of Faith in Parenting

    54:45 The Importance of Nurturing Kids' Nature

    57:44 The Importance of Protecting Kids from Negative Influences

    01:03:52 The Role of Discipline in Parenting

    01:21:53 The Importance of a Morning Routine

    01:23:41 The Legacy of a Parent



    Additional Links

    Want to take your family and your finances to the next level? Schedule a call with Dinner Table today.

    https://scott.dinnertable.com/book

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (iOS)

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gravystack-gamified-banking/id1635188175

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (Google Play)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gravystack.gravystack&hl=en_US&gl=US

    Scott’s Best Seller Book

    ⁠Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed⁠ 

    Socials

    Scott Donnell on LinkedIn - ⁠linkedin.com/in/donnell-scott⁠ 

    Scott Donnell on Instagram - ⁠@imscottdonnell⁠

    • 1 hr 25 min
    How To Make $1000 This Weekend With Your Kids

    How To Make $1000 This Weekend With Your Kids

    The episode of 'Smart Money Parenting' podcast features hosts discussing about innovative ways to help kids make money and understand the value of it. They stress the importance of teaching kids to charge for results rather than time and effort. Some of the activities mentioned include lawn mowing, car and pool washing, snow shoveling, grocery shopping for others, tutoring, sports coaching, and technology assistance. They also touched upon the concept of kids developing skills in entrepreneurship and creating their own small businesses. The hosts also reference 'Gravy Stack', a tool designed to help children learn to earn.



    00:00 Introduction to Smart Money Parenting

    00:03 The Concept of Making Money with Your Kids

    01:51 The Importance of Charging for Results, Not Time

    03:01 Real-Life Example: The Lawn Mowing Business

    05:31 Brainstorming Other Business Ideas for Kids

    13:58 The Power of Challenges and Learning by Earning

    15:18 Conclusion and Invitation to Join DinnerTable.com



    Additional Links

    Want to take your family and your finances to the next level? Schedule a call with Dinner Table today.

    https://scott.dinnertable.com/book

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (iOS)

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gravystack-gamified-banking/id1635188175

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (Google Play)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gravystack.gravystack&hl=en_US&gl=US

    Chad’s Best Seller Book: 

    ⁠Smart, Not Spoiled: The 7 Money Skills Kids Must Master Before Leaving the Nest⁠ 

    Scott’s Best Seller Book

    ⁠Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed⁠ 

    Socials

    Scott Donnell on LinkedIn - ⁠linkedin.com/in/donnell-scott⁠ 

    Chad Willardson on LinkedIn - ⁠linkedin.com/in/chadwillardson⁠

    Scott Donnell on Instagram - ⁠@imscottdonnell⁠

    Chad Willardson on Instagram - ⁠@chad.willardson⁠

    Scott Donnell on TikTok - ⁠@imscottdonnell⁠

    • 16 min
    Tips For Mentors and Mentees

    Tips For Mentors and Mentees

    On the 'Smart Money Parenting Show', hosts Chad Willardson and Scott Donnell discuss the critical role of mentorship in children's lives. They emphasize that mentors can reinforce the values parents instill in their children, helping them navigate through life's challenges and opportunities. The hosts share personal experiences and provide tips on how to be intentional about finding the right mentors. They also discuss the significance of mentors outside the immediate family, encouraging their kids to take advice from other trusted figures. The talk includes a discussion on the various aspects of being a good mentee such as preparation, initiative, implementation of advice, confidentiality, and gratitude. They recommend that parents actively seek mentors for their children to avoid leaving this crucial aspect to societal influences.



    00:00 Introduction to the Importance of Mentorship

    00:20 Welcome to the Smart Money Parenting Show

    00:57 The Role of Mentorship in Teenagers' Lives

    02:36 The Impact of Mentorship on Personal Success

    05:12 Tips for Being a Good Mentee

    07:30 The Importance of Taking Initiative as a Mentee

    10:53 The Power of Connecting with the Right People

    13:53 The Dangers of Unintentional Mentorship

    14:40 Conclusion: The Power of Intentional Mentorship



    Additional Links

    Want to take your family and your finances to the next level? Schedule a call with Dinner Table today.

    ⁠https://scott.dinnertable.com/book⁠

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (iOS)

    ⁠https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gravystack-gamified-banking/id1635188175⁠

    Download the Gravy Stack App for FREE (Google Play)

    ⁠https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gravystack.gravystack&hl=en_US&gl=US⁠

    Chad’s Best Seller Book: 

    ⁠⁠Smart, Not Spoiled: The 7 Money Skills Kids Must Master Before Leaving the Nest⁠⁠ 

    Scott’s Best Seller Book

    ⁠⁠Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed⁠⁠ 

    Socials

    Scott Donnell on LinkedIn - ⁠⁠linkedin.com/in/donnell-scott⁠⁠ 

    Chad Willardson on LinkedIn - ⁠⁠linkedin.com/in/chadwillardson⁠⁠

    Scott Donnell on Instagram - ⁠⁠@imscottdonnell⁠⁠

    Chad Willardson on Instagram - ⁠⁠@chad.willardson⁠⁠

    Scott Donnell on TikTok - ⁠⁠@imscottdonnell⁠

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Smart Money Parenting ,

Excellent Podcast!

Chad and Scott do such an incredible job in this podcasts sharing practical experience from their lives as parents. I’ve learned a ton from these guys and it’s helping my wife and I get our kids excited about learning how money works.
I can’t recommend this podcast enough!

Eric Hass ,

Highly recommended for parents of youth

As a father of 4 kids, this podcast is my go to resource for practical guidance to teach my kids to become their best selves and prepare for success in all aspects of their lives. Highly recommended!

Njzen ,

Powerful principles about money and life

I appreciate Scott and Chad’s obvious care for not only their own children, but for other families and society. I love how they draw connections between money and other aspects of life, like relationships, purpose, kindness, and forgiveness. As a fellow parent, I find their conversations to be helpful and inspiring.

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