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 by this timeless and unchanging reality.

Research shows that the curriculum taught in schools today is currently failing many children when it comes to delivering adequate financial education. Money Savvy Kids (MSK) is a financial literacy program. We focus our curriculum around entrepreneurship, financial literacy and social entrepreneurship. That is your child’s best chance at enhanced understanding when it comes to money matters. We endeavour to bridge this gap with the MSK program through our online courses and classes held after-school hours.

The ability to spend wisely is not inherited. It is a skill that is learned throughout one’s life. Beginning at an early age, the ability to spend money correctly can be ingrained into your child through countless ways. Christmas is one great avenue of instilling these skills. With an abundance of specials that are expected to descend on all of us this festive season in all major stores across the country, involving your child in the process of choosing a present is a way to do this. It is expected that the majority of the stores do carry the item your child will choose and will sell them at different prices. Involve your child in this process in order for them to see how they can get a Christmas gift at a lower price. This will allow them better understand that they can save and have fun in the process.

Recognising this, we strongly encourage the involvement of children as young as six-years-old into our program. The MSK financial curriculum ranges from grades 0 to 7, and combines real-world education with easy-to-understand modules to further develop children’s learning. With this in mind, believe in your child’s ability to understand and involve them in the Christmas spending duties.