Books & Curricula

In 1989, Neale Godfrey formed the Children’s Financial Network, Inc. as the creator for the “kids and money” topic and preeminent thought leader for family financial literacy. An author of 28 books empowering kids and their parents to have a healthy relationship with money, Neale is most recognized as The New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author of Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children.

Be Money Smart in Tough Times

Be Money Smart in Tough Times: For Parents and Grandparents is a ground-breaking book, written to assist parents and grandparents to raise money-savvy kids in tough times, offers practical, easy-to-understand financial literacy advice for post-pandemic fiscal resilience.


Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees

At a time when kids have more debt and temptation than ever comes a completely revised and updated edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller on teaching children about money.

With 180,000 young adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four declaring bankruptcy last year and college students graduating with an average of $28,000 in debt, Neale S. Godfrey is the definitive expert on the subject and her time-tested advice is more important than ever.

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees offers exercises and concrete examples on everything from responsible budgeting to understanding the difference between “want” and “need” for children of every age. This revised edition includes entirely new sections that discuss:

  • The power of the Internet
  • The tactics of television advertisers
  • The world of eBay

Godfrey’s years of experience as a mother and a financial expert make Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees a book no responsible parent can afford to pass up.