When I think about why it's important to teach kids about money, I tend to focus on the payoff for individuals... I mean, life is a whole lot better if you don't have to worry about how you're going to scrounge up the cash to pay your next credit card bill.
When we travel, we are ambassadors for America. Often we are judged for our expensive clothes and the money we spend, one of the reasons I started carrying around my harmonica. Music is a universal language that makes people smile, clap and tap.