Teaching finance to our youngest will better equip them to build and sustain wealth.
The first line of curriculum for our participants in centered around saving and compound interest in our Money Does Grow on Trees Program for Pre-K to 2nd graders. To start, every participant in our program opens a savings account. Through these accounts we introduce the simple idea that being in control of your finances and saving is the means to having the money to begin investing.
We are, by no means lowering the intellectual standards of our curriculum. When we started out, we weren't sure that a 4 year old could grasp the concept of compound interest, but Shania told us: “I am going to ask for a savings account from Santa because I want my money to grow like an apple.” Shania, 4