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Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love Wins Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award

Engaging and innovative financial education curriculum with a focus on the psychology of money and behavioral economics helps teens with personal finances and relationships.

April 19, 2012 (Press Release) – The Dibble Institute and LifeWise Strategies’ collaboration, “Money Habitudes: How To Be Rich in Life & Love,” wins this year’s EIFLE Award for Children’s Education Program of the Year in Financial Responsibility and Decision Making. Awards were presented at this week’s Annual Conference on Financial Education, held in Orlando.

The Institute for Financial Literacy bestows the EIFLE financial education award. It acknowledges innovation, dedication, and the commitment of those that support financial literacy education. Money Habitudes: “How To Be Rich in Life & Love” introduces teens to the emotional side of money and relationships. With a behavioral economics approach, the teen financial literacy curriculum is an important precursor to financial literacy courses. This teen finance curriculum identifies finance patterns, their impact on goals and relationships, guiding self-assessment for success.

Kay Reed, Executive Director of The Dibble Institute, highlights money’s role in shaping teens’ relationships and habits, acknowledging the honor from the Institute for Financial Literacy.

How To Be Rich in Life & Love” includes a teacher guide, student workbook, CD, posters, and foundational Money Habitudes cards. These hands-on cards, released in 2003, have versions for adults, young adults, teens (high school), and a Spanish adult version. They serve as a fun financial icebreaker and conversation starter. Widely used in financial education, asset building, life skills, marriage education, financial planning, and career counseling programs.

“It is often very difficult for people to talk about money. Money Habitudes aims to make money discussions enjoyable and engaging for both adults and high school students, fostering a nonjudgmental understanding of their money type. Syble Solomon, the creator, collaborates with The Dibble Institute, helping teens learn about money and its impact on relationships.