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Teaching financial management to young kids

Our Money Habitudes materials help people teach financial management to adults and teens. Because the hands-on activity is used like money management games, we're often asked if there is a version for young kids. The Money Habitudes for Teens version...
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Finance in the Classroom

Money Habitudes is now recommended as a resource in Finance in the Classroom. Finance in the Classroom is a service of the Utah State Office of Education and the Utah Education Network. Finance in the Classroom supports Utah's initiative to...
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Date-night relationship classes for couples on money

The Issue: How to cover finances in a series of relationship classes – but in a way that's fun enough to feel like a date. Who: Kylee Miller is a project manager at Marriage Matters Jackson, in Jackson, Michigan. The...
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Lunch class on financial education

The Issue: How to cover finances in relationship education classes. In addition, how to attract new people and increase attendance in relationship classes. Who: Kylee Miller is a project manager at Marriage Matters Jackson, in Jackson, Michigan. The relationship education...
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Teaching personal finance in relationship skills classes

The Issue: How to include personal finances in a relationship skills curriculum that stresses fun, interactive activities that lead to people really understanding and changing their behaviors. Who: Kara Shade is the Director of Adult Programs at Anthem Strong Families...
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Communication skills in relationships

We talk a lot about the right way to talk about money. After all, money is one of the hardest topics for people to talk about. But, what happens when you don't have a good interaction around money? There are...
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Financial habits, attitudes, behaviors in money classes

The Issue: How to start a series of money classes with an engaging session that covers financial habits, attitudes and behaviors. Who: Jean Dempster and Janet Smith are Asset Development Trainers at Women, Work, and Community in Maine. Both have...
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Bonus financial conversation starters for individuals, couples & counselors

Usually when people use Money Habitudes as financial conversation starters, they stick to the usual money personality instructions. In the typical solitaire sort, people get to see their money personality for how they are today. But, of course, our financial...
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Teaching personal finance to foster care youth

The new "Protecting the Credit of Youth in Foster Care" guide recommends using Money Habitudes.  The foster care report was prepared for the Annie E. Casey Foundation by Jennifer Miller and Rebecca Robuck of Childfocus. A good resource for those...
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themes in marriage and finances statistics

We track and list marriage and finances statistics because they tell part of the story behind why people use Money Habitudes. After all, what marriage and finances statistics show is that money plays a big role in whether marriages are...
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How to discuss money in a good way

It's important to know how to discuss money. This is true if you are discussing money with a friend, sibling, parent, partner or spouse. It's also important for professionals like financial planners, financial educators and therapists to be able to...
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How to understand your spending behavior

Your spending behavior is how you regularly, almost automatically use your money. Of course, inherent in one's spending behavior are the times when one does not spend, i.e., saving behavior. How does spending behavior develop? We all see and use...
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Teaching a better money class

If you're a financial educator, how can you teach a better money class? Here are some tips. Tips to teach a better money class No matter if you're working with adults or teens, a money class should be engaging. It...
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Low literacy financial education materials

About a year ago, we started studying how to produce materials for low literacy audiences. (The result was our new version of award-winning Money Habitudes for Adults, released in November.) Why? We originally designed the Money Habitudes statements to be...
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Tips: How to write low-literacy financial education materials

A few months ago, we released a new version of our Money Habitudes cards. This version is written with low-literacy financial education audiences in mind. All of the money personality statements were written at 5th-grade reading level or below. This...
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Workplace Financial Education for Employees

The Issue: How to offer an engaging first personal finance education class that appeals to students and partner organizations. Also, how to help attendees understand their underlying financial habits and attitudes. Who: Lindsay Ferguson is the Real$ense Prosperity Campaign program...
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Tips: money games for adults in financial education classes

Money games for adults make learning about personal finance fun. Using adult games is a different than typical financial education classes. After all, it's not much fun to fill out a budget worksheet. And listening to a financial lecture can...
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Overusing the Giving Habitude – charitable money personality type

Money Habitudes cards help people understand their financial habits and general money personality. Money Habitudes are the six most common money types. The activity reveals your money personality and spending habits by showing you your own unique combination of those...
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Financial education classes and train-the-trainer for financial educators

The Issue: How to lay a foundation for financial skills by getting students to understand the role of habits, attitudes, emotions and behaviors in their own personal finances. Who: Saundra Davis is the executive director and founder of Sage Financial...
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Money Mentors Learn About Financial Behaviors to Relate Better To Clients

The Issue: How to train money mentors to understand how they see money – and how their clients may see money differently. Improve financial coaching. Who: Joanie Davis, Community Initiatives Director at United Way of Henry County and Martinsville. What:...
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