It's about making your students responsible, contributing members of their community.
A child can have solid reading, writing, and math skills, but if they cannot manage their money, they will struggle, even fail as adults. You can change that. You can give them the basic framework to make good financial decisions that last a lifetime. Armed with this knowledge, they will become responsible citizens and contributors to their community. You can change their lives!
Parents Want Your Professional Help
Our increasingly sophisticated economy has outpaced the knowledge of most Australians and those in New Zealand.
The area of personal finance has become complex.... and dangerous. Mistakes can be costly. Today's adults grapple with credit card debt, retirement planning, identity theft, credit assessments and even bankruptcy.
Almost three quarters parents feel unprepared to teach their kids about personal finance.
Over 80% of our parents say they want solid personal finance courses taught in their children's schools.
Early Education About Basic Personal Finance Starts with You,
Research shows that even a small amount of time spent teaching our kids about basic money management leads to a lifetime of good money management habits. Early intervention is the key to success.
"Children and teenagers should begin learning basic financial skills as early as possible. Indeed, in many respects, improving basic financial education at the elementary and secondary school level is essential to providing a foundation for financial literacy that can help prevent younger people from making poor financial decisions that can take years to overcome."
- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan
Grades K through to Grade 6 Are Your Window of Opportunity
Our materials work best with children who are in Grades 1 through 6, essentially primary school. Why?
Young children have no preconceived notions about what they can and cannot learn.
By kindergarten children are already experienced in spending their parents’ and their own money. They are already consumers. Tweens (kids aged 8-12) are a consumer powerhouse worth billions. And because they have all their spending years ahead of them, marketing people take this demographic very seriously.
Marketers target children as young as 18 months. They don’t wait. Do you want to teach your children they have choices about money, or do you want someone else to?
Spending habits are already set by secondary school.
Credit card companies, having saturated the university market, are now going after young teens and even tweens.
We offer innovative personal finance curricula for primary and secondary grades.
Our program is current under development with the assistance of several educators to ensure the program is relevant and flexible.
Getting started couldn't be easier.
If you would like to bring the Money Savvy Kids School Curriculum to your school please contact us and we can provide further information to assist you.