NEWS YOU CAN USE: Tough Talk

Physician's Money Digest, May 31 2003, Volume 10, Issue 10

A recent report from the National Endowment for Financial Education (www.nefe.org) found that many parents are more comfortable talking with their children about sex than they are talking about money. Now, there's a surprise. A 2003 NeoPets Youth Study poll confirms this: Only half of US teenagers (aged 13 to 18) said they learned "anything about investing" from their mom and dad. Only 28% of teens said they had a bank account. The following is a breakdown of the sources from which teens get their money information: