Children learn early on about the power of money. For them, it’s a way to buy their favorite candies, ice cream bars, or special toys.
Spending is easy but saving money is a skill that must be taught. Grade school is an optimal time to plant the seed in children’s minds about keeping track of their expenses and putting money away for future goals.
Andrea de Fraga, a Business Management professor at Chicago’s Columbia College and creator of The Evolve Planner, a tool that helps adults with their budgets, has a new book to help children ages 6 to 11 called The Piggy Bank Book. We are asking for your support of the Piggy Bank Book Kickstarter campaign. The goal is to raise $20,000 to cover the production costs.
De Fraga believes that, with her book, families can start teaching their children now the valuable life skill of saving money for future goals and responsible spending. In the book, family members and children can work on real life activities such as “The Cost of Going Out to Eat” and “The $10 Challenge” bringing home the message of how everyday things can really add up. Young readers will also learn how to open a savings account and to write down what they are saving for as well what gifts they would like to give.
As a way to thank you for your support of this campaign, Andrea will share your posts about your updates on her social media channels. This is a great way to not only teach families that saving and responsible spending can go hand and hand but also a way for them to visit your blogs.
Be a part of a movement to get families to work together in a smart and fun way about financial planning. Join the Piggy Bank Book Movement by using the hash tags #respectthepiggy, #piggybankbook, and #pbbkickstarter.
The social media channels to follow for progress and updates on the campaign are: