If you are an educator or youth leader in schools, community settings, workforce development or faith-based programs, Money Habitudes should be part of your toolbox. Designed as a game-like activity using cards or played online, Money Habitudes is used to initiate meaningful money conversations and insights for money management, school-to-work, entrepreneurship, relationships and life skills programs.
Money Habitudes is easy to learn and integrate into big-topic lessons such as financial literacy, economics, entrepreneurship, career counseling, life skills and healthy relationships. Designed to provide users with sustainable financial insights, Money Habitudes complements financial skills-based classes like budgeting, building credit, debt reduction and investing.
Created as a hands-on card deck or an online game, Money Habitudes skips the numbers and math that make financial management classes boring and instead encourages teens to laugh, talk, share and interact – a win-win for you and your students.
Give your students a turn at teaching. Money Habitudes is flexible in use, so students can be trained to use the game and then teach other students, enhancing their own financial understanding in the process.
Money Habitudes is an invaluable tool for facilitating workshops/classes for teens and parents on those difficult conversations about money. The game’s questions and prompts make it easy for the whole family to have constructive financial conversations.
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In evaluating our programs, the teen class attendants always had double the progress in budgeting and finance than the adults. The difference was that the teens were using Money Habitudes!
Deborah Gunn First Things First
Money Habitudes has identified a critical element in helping people understand their relationship with money. And that gives people hope of changing their behavior around money. Using Money Habitudes allows us to talk to teens about money in a way they may not have been able to articulate, giving them the language to ‘fill in the blanks’ about different money concepts.
Kay Reed Executive Director, Dibble Institute
My favorite part of our staff training was the Money Habitudes II card activity. It was very helpful and enlightening to me personally. Using them with our youth, including those who have been in the foster care system, will be a great way to get our young adult clients to reflect on how they view money, what has shaped that view, and then how to reshape their habits and attitudes towards money.
TaKisha DuPree Success Coach, Children’s Harbor
I've used Money Habitudes in the public high schools for years. The students enjoy it and are amazed at the results. The activity makes them aware of their tendencies, which can be eye-opening and positive!
Nancy Reigelsperger Financial & Consumer Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension
It was a perfect tool for all learning styles. Long enough to assess the student and detailed enough for the students to see the value.
Kyle Osborne Teacher, Council Bluffs and Treynor High School, Iowa
I have been using this game for years and really enjoy it. The students get a lot out of this game and it leads to discussions about habits and relationships as well.
Elaine Blake DeWitt Family and Consumer Science Department, DeWitt, MI
I was more intrigued by a more outward-facing statement: “I am frequently amazed at how much money some of the people my age spend on themselves.” Some great follow-up parental questions present themselves immediately: Whose money are those other kids spending, really? On what? Should we limit your spending, even if it’s money you earned?
If Durango High School students come home next week asking how well their parents know their dough, they won’t be asking about bread.
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