Research shows children can begin learning about money as early as three years old. And starting early can help young children learn healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime. Children grow up so fast and teaching them the value of money often gets overlooked. Unfortunately, in hindsight, parents regret not teaching their kids this important life lesson of money management.
Like most adults, growing up my parents did not teach me about financial literacy. And of course, typically parents do their best but, assume their kids will learn about money along the way. When this happens, young adults struggle financially.
As a mom of young children and a teacher, I was determined to teach financial literacy to my children and others. So, I created Piggy Bank Tutor, featuring The Three Little Pigs, Money-Math Coaches, LeLe, CeCe and BeBe. Raising money smart kids is a family affair.
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Parenting and Family Fun Financial Literacy Expert, Gloria Mansfield has been in the childcare industry for over twenty-five years. She has been serving children and their families on many levels, including teacher, director, and owner of a childcare center. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching E-6 and a Bachelor of Business Studies in Marketing from Dallas Baptist University.
Gloria is an advocate for building strong families, which she founded Character Avenue, a social impact brand that partners with families of young children, schools, churches and the community instilling character education and financial literacy. Piggy Bank Tutor is a division of Character Avenue.
She has appeared on various radio, newspaper, and media outlets including ABC/Good Morning Texas, NBC5, Fox Radio Syndicated Morning Shows and CBS affiliate stations.
Ms. Gloria, Parenting & Family Fun Financial Literacy Expert
According to CBS News, half of the American parents have cut back on their retirement savings to help pay their children’s bills, a Bankrate.com survey shows. Parents are putting their kids’ car insurance, cell phone bills, credit card debt, and health care costs ahead of their own needs to grow their retirement funds. Kids miss out on learning to be independent. “When you write your first rent check or car loan check it feels so good to be able to face some problem and fix it for yourself,” said one expert. Read the full story
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