Friday, September 9, 2011

Pam's Picks: Financial Literacy Lessons from Parents, Kids and Baseball Players

Each week, I spend a lot of time reading new articles and blogs about kids, teens, money and financial literacy.  I'll even pop over to YouTube and see what's going on over there. In "Pam's Picks", I will share some great articles and videos with you.

"Kids Learn a Giant Baseball Financial Lesson" by Stephanie Lee from the San Francisco Chronicle
My  kids are huge baseball fans so when I saw an article about baseball and financial literacy, it definitely caught my attention. Visa, along with some help from the San Francisco Giants, recently hosted a money management workshop on the baseball field before a major league game.  Current and former Giants players "pitched financial questions" to the kids and for every correct answer, the kids got to advance a base.  What a marvelous way to make financial literacy fun and informative.  Kudos to the Visa Corporation and the San Francisco Giants!  Read the article...

Loan and Learn by Brian Page, guest blogger on
Brian Page, an awarding winning financial literacy teacher and creator of the Awesome Island Game, shares his thoughts on teaching loans and debts to his own son.  This is a perfect example of making financial literacy topics relevant and age appropriate.  Read the article...

Teaching your Kid Financial Literacy - 7 Things to Look Out For by Andre on
The theme of this article is how to avoid the instant gratification and entitlement mentality with our kids.  Andre's 7 things to look out for include: attitudes, signs of financial readiness, teachable moments and the green-eyed monsters --- greed and envy.  Read the article...

Super Saving Ideas for Kids  on the PBS Nightly Business Report
Jordan Lee Palmer won the kids 2011 National Financial Literacy Poster Contest.  In this segment from the Kids and Cash series, Jordan shares his thoughts on saving.  

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pam,

    Thought this was a great way to get kids involved in learning money management skills. Sport is a great analogy to life and can teach us a lot.

    Great article!