Let’s face it, financial management courses can be boring. Money Habitudes allows staff and faculty to put the “fun” in money discussions with an activity that is non-threatening, engaging and insightful. With its game-like format and thought-provoking questions, Money Habitudes is routinely ranked as students’ favorite part of any money related class.
Money Habitudes is flexible and can be used in diverse higher education settings. It can simply be an assignment in personal finance or business classes or an activity that is incorporated into the financial aid process, freshman orientation exercises, peer-to-peer mentoring lessons, financial wellness programs and more.
Created as a hands-on, fun card game-like activity and now also available online, Money Habitudes is the perfect icebreaker to get your students laughing, talking, sharing and interacting with each other — a win-win for you and your students. A welcome break from PowerPoint and lectures.
Money Habitudes is an invaluable way for students to learn how their money personality can influence their career choices and the potential success of entrepreneurial endeavors. It is also an excellent assignment as part of the coursework for students intending to work in a financial field or the counseling profession. It quickly helps them identify their own biases and become more open and empathetic when working with clients with different perspectives.
Give your students a turn at teaching. Money Habitudes is so user-friendly, student mentors can easily be trained to use them with their peers. Research has shown that teaching is the best way to learn, so the student mentors gain while help others. It’s the fun and effective way to start the conversation before teaching budgeting and other skills.
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Money Habitudes has been the most phenomenal way to break the ice, and has also served as a great follow up to harder conversations. In a class setting, it is hands-down my students’ favorite activity of the semester. In addition to using it for their own personal benefit, it also asks them to consider how they can use it with others in their future career. It really gets my students thinking outside of the box.
Katherine (Kate) Mielitz Ph.D, AFC®, Oklahoma State University
For both appointments and presentations, we wanted something that would be interactive, engaging and instructive. I knew Money Habitudes would be the perfect tool. Students enjoy the interactive aspect of the cards, and it is a great starting point for interacting with them. Using Money Habitudes has improved our conversations with clients, and it’s a great tool that will positively impact any practice.
Ryan Law, CFP®, AFC® Director, Utah Valley University Money Management Resource Center, President, AFCPE Board of Directors
After using the cards for many years with my social work students, I switched to the on-line version when we went virtual and am so glad I did! It’s easier to do and interpret. The report is a great addition—something the students can download or access later to really think about.
Jim Kunz, Ph.D. Professor of Social Work, McDaniel College
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This card-style, game-like tool aids people in understanding their habits and attitudes towards money. It also highlights the how, when, and why people use money, especially concerning saving and spending.
Money and the holidays. For some of us, we happily swing into the spending mode. I look forward to the excuse to buy people gifts and spend money on treats. Each store I walk into is full of tempting, fun, creative, and exciting things all waiting for me! One of my strong money personalities is “giving” and this is my season.