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Money Savvy Kids - Elle Feature

Kathryn Main CEO of Money Savvy Kids featured in December Elle magazine

Financial literacy wasn’t the first thing on Kathryn Main’s mind when she dropped out of high school at the end of Grade 9. But today it is her focus with Money Savvy Kids (MSK), a programme aimed at educating children about money. Twenty years ago, career opportunities for high-school dropouts, especially girls, were limited. Faced with […]

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Entrepreneurship: Why we need to teach it to our kids

Ever wonder what Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Larry Ellison have in common? They’ve all dropped out of high school or university to make their entrepreneurship dreams come true. Sure, it’s a risky move, but it seems to have paid off, right? As parents, we want to encourage our kids to […]

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Love your kids? Teach them financial literacy!

According to the World Bank and Standard & Poor, only about 33% of the world’s adult population are financially literate. In other words, only 33% of adults worldwide understand how money works, which enables them to make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources. If you’re reading this article, you might form part of […]

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Budget for the Holiday season

South Africa is a buy-now, pay-later society. The effects on young people’s financial literacy are thus characterized by the same behaviour patterns as parents and society. These are high credit and high consumer behaviour with very little savings, and in turn high social risk behaviour. Money Savvy Kids(MSK) is working to change this disastrous pattern […]

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Budget for The Festive Season

Originally an American tradition held every first Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday has become the biggest sales promotion on the planet and South Africans are in for a treasure trove of bargains this November. For those on a budget for the festive season and planning to stick to it, 25 November may be the Christmas […]

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A Money Savvy Christmas

“When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.” Oscar Wilde speaks a truth that echoes throughout many people’s lives today. And it is young children who are not taught to respect money, in particular, that are affected […]

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Traditional banking vs Digital banking

Money Savvy Kids is a financial educational curriculum that is set to educate children and parents about financial matters and financial management. Banking is one of the methods used to manage your money, monitor your spending habits and keep your money safe. The thought of Opening a bank account using the old, traditional way of […]

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Stokvels as a Saving Method

MoneySavvyKids is a financial educational curriculum that is set to educate children and parents about saving, spend, tax and Budgeting and many more saving and investing methods. Stokvels is one of the oldest saving method used by people as a means of saving money. There are many Stokvels associations in South Africa that you could […]

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Why are we in such debt?

The internet loves making lists of things, from top 10 beaches you have to see, to the top 10 restaurants in your area. So it’s no surprise that there’s a list of the top 10 reasons why people fall into debt. Some are fairly obvious, some are a little more excusable and one is absolutely […]

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Teaching through entertainment: Gamification

TEACHING THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT: GAMIFICATION Gamification originated as a marketing tool as a means to get people to enjoyably and creatively engage with a brand or product. This technique proved so successful that it has carried over into the world of education. The core of gamification is the way in which users are engaged to solve […]

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