Kids know how to navigate the Internet, look up the latest baseball stats, and can tell you what their favorite celebrity wore to the most recent awards ceremony.
But what about financial responsibility? Are they money savvy? Money Savvy Generation is a program of children’s books, curricula, piggy banks, and financial organizers, develeoped to teach kids about saving, investing, and donating part of what they earn.
The Millionaire Kids Club books, for ages 4-11, children examine these ideas in a clear, fun, and relevant way. In Putting The “Do” In Donate, the four kids of the Millionaire Kids Club explore ways to turn a $100 bill from one child’s pastor into a bigger donation for a food pantry. Although finances are a central theme, these books are about more than money–the kids discuss how you can volunteer your time and talents to maximize the money you donate.
With food prices rising, this is the perfect time to discuss finances and charitable values with your kids. And author Susan Beacham, who co-wrote The Millionaire Kids Club book series with Lynnette Khalfani Cox, has announced plans to donate a portion of retail sales from Putting the “Do” in Donate to America’s Second Harvest.
Partner the books with the Piggy Bank, and you’ve got a powerful program. Each style of Money Savvy Piggy bank is broken into four sections: Spend, Save, Invest, and Donate. This tangible reminder of a can help a child work towards her goals.
Money Savvy Generation inspires kids to build bank accounts, self-esteem, and a better community.
WIN IT: One reader (U.S. Shipping Only) will win both Millionaire Kids Club books and a Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank. Just leave us a comment by 11:59 PM, September 2, with a tip or a question about teaching children financial responsibility or charitable values and one winner will be selected at random.
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