Books to teach your kids about money

For a lot of families with children, the holidays the most stressful time of the year. Endless demands for toys and video games place a heavy financial burden on parents who have trouble saying no, and a season that's supposed to be about love and family often ends up being about credit card debt.

One way to make it about family again while also fighting the financial woes associated with it is to use it as a time to teach kids about money. When I was a little kid, I learned a lot about money from some of my favorite children's book: especially the Berenstain Bears. If you have kids between the ages of 4 and 8, there are 3 great titles in the series that will help you impart some priceless life lessons about money:

The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money -- Brother and Sister Bear look for jobs to earn money for a popular arcade game, and learn some important lessons about working, saving, and spending.