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06/08/2012 Money Savvy Generation

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Money Savvy Generation, Inc.


WHAT WE DO:

Since 1999, Money Savvy Generation has continually developed innovative products and services to help parents, educators and others teach kids the skills of basic personal finance. Our mission is to help kids get smart about money.  To help kids learn money management skills, we offer an award-winning line of financial education products featuring a family of unique 4-chambered banks, including the beloved Money Savvy Pigâ piggy bank, a corresponding scripted curriculum for elementary students, a separate curriculum for pre-teens and teens and an illustrated children’s book series that brings the four money choices (Save, Spend, Donate and Invest) to life.  For more information, please visit www.msgen.com.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

Money Savvy Pig® piggy bank

This unique 4-chambered bank is the piggy bank for the 21st century.  It helps teach children (ages 4-11) basic money management skills by introducing them to four money choices: SAVE, SPEND, DONATE and INVEST.  Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold, NAPPA Gold and Creative Child Award and available in 6 fun colors, this bank helps kids get smart about money.  For more details, please visit www.msgen.com.

Savings Spree® iPhone App

This fun iPhone App offers money lessons for children ages 7 and up.  Recipient of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award as well as other digital media awards, Savings Spree teaches kids how the daily lifestyle choices that they make can add up to big savings or big expenses, depending on how they choose to spend (or not spend) their money. Presented in a game show format, the game takes players through six rounds that test their financial knowledge and help them build money saving skills.  Available in the App store.

Money Savvy Kids® & Money Savvy U® Curriculum

Money Savvy Kids® Basic Personal Finance is an EIFLE award-winning curriculum designed specifically for elementary (K – 5) students.  It helps educators teach basic money management concepts in an engaging, age-appropriate manner with fully-scripted lessons, colorful images and music.  Reusable teacher materials include the Money Savvy Pig bank. 

 For pre-teens and teens (Grades 6-10), we created Money Savvy U® - an intermediate personal finance curriculum which teaches young adults how to budget, understand compound interest, how to manage credit and invest wisely.  The curriculum includes the award-winning Cash Cache® Personal Finance Organizer for each student. For more details, please visit http://www.msgen.com/assembled/curriculum.html

Money Savvy Kids Club® books

This creative and beautifully illustrated children’s book series (for Ages 7- 12), created by Susan Beacham, CEO of Money Savvy Generation, and New York Times best-selling author Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, uses funny and engaging stories to demonstrate how a group of childhood friends learn there are four things you can do with your money: Save, Spend, Donate and Invest. Recipient of the EIFLE Retail Book of the Year award.

 

WHAT WE NEED:

Money Savvy Generation, in partnership with the Money Savvy Generation Foundation, is searching for partners interested in collaborating to bring financial literacy education to elementary and middle school students across the country.  Our Financial Literacy Lifeline program offers an innovative approach to provide lessons on the basics of personal finance to students (Grades K – 10) in schools that have expressed an interest in incorporating financial education into their curriculum but lack the resources to provide these essential life-lessons to their students.  Through this program, students - and their families - learn the basics of money management that will positively impact students’ entire lives. If you are interested in collaborating with us to bring financial education to elementary or middle schools across the country, or in your community, please contact Melinda Voelcker (Turn on JavaScript!)

 

WHAT’S NEW:

Money Savvy Kids: Resource for New White House site

In May, the White House launched MoneyAsYouGrow.org, a new site to help families begin a dialogue about money at home.  Money Savvy Generation’s Money Savvy Kids curriculum is one of 12 financial literacy curricula sources listed on this new site created by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.  For more information about the Money Savvy Kids curriculum, visit http://www.msgen.com/assembled/money_savvy_kids.html.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Melinda Voelcker                                                                                     
847-234-9477        x203
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