Money Savvy partners with Money Smart Week to teach teens to invest

 Creating Money Savvy Kids

 Financial education from a young age provides a powerful head start in life. Not only the domain of adults, the importance of financial security and the ability to manage one’s finances is something that all children should learn about from an early age.

To this end, National Treasury, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) and the National Consumer Financial Education Committee will be rolling out MoneySmartWeek South Africa (MSWSA) between the 23rd and the 28th March 2020. A national financial literacy campaign, the initiative aims to motivate and empower South Africans – and especially the youth – to become better educated about their finances.

As part of the campaign, an exciting teen saving and investment event will be held on the 24th March 2020 at Higher Ground, St Stithians, Johannesburg. It will be hosted by Kathryn Main, CEO of Money Savvy Brands and EasyEquities, as well as relationship expert and Tedx speaker Paula Quinsee. The three hour long event has a dual objective – to get kids investing, as well as to assist parents with the age-old relationship challenge – that of money, and managing household expenses and financial responsibilities.

Main is an author and award-winning businesswoman with a passion to change the face of education on the African continent through financial literacy education and training. Her Money Savvy workshops aim to infuse children, from a very young age, with the problem-solving and critical thinking skills they need to make financial decisions now and in the future. EasyEquities will also be on hand to assist with live investment demonstrations. As a subsidiary of JSE listed Purple Group Limited (PPE), the unique platform allows anyone to buy shares in the brands and companies they love for as little as R 5, with no monthly brokerage fees.

This formidable team, will, for the first time, be joined by Main’s business partner Paula Quinsee, a highly experienced life coach and author. As a consultant to South Africa’s television show ‘Married at first Sight’, Quinsee comes highly recommended and will be taking parents through one of the leading causes of marital and relationship stress – that of financial insecurity.

All members of the public are welcome to attend the workshop, however only 40 seats are available. Book your spot now to confirm your attendance – please visit



Issued on behalf of National Treasury and MSWSA 2020 by Creative Space Media.

 Leigh Callipolitis

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