Videos Help Children Learn About Finances
April 2002 is National Financial Literacy for Youth
RELEASE: March 2002
CONTACT: Paul S. Richard, ICFE Executive Director
San Diego, CA. Videos help children
learn about finances. The nonprofit Institute of Consumer Financial
Education (ICFE), based in San Diego, CA., has reviewed and selected three
financial education videos. Each video adds a new dimension to the scope of
financial learning, making it fun for children as they view them repeatedly.
The videos recommended for children are:
"Money Rock", Video (Children's video for ages four to ten - $15.99 + $3 p&h
30 minutes) This is the latest entry from the Emmy Award winning SCHOOLHOUSE
ROCK video series from Disney, currently airing on ABC TV, Saturday
mornings. "Money Rock" teaches an entirely new generation that "knowledge is
power with seven feature songs covering valuable money facts. "Money Rock"
puts lessons from Wall Street to Washington, D.C. to music.
"Learning To Save" (Children's video for ages four to nine, $19.95 + $3 p&h)
This is a lighthearted approach to teaching children the admirable concepts
of saving and sharing in addition to spending. With songs and chatter,
little viewers are taught and inspired in a classroom of students eager to
learn about money. It is approximately 30 minutes and comes with an activity
guide of projects for kids and discussion guidelines.
"Piggy Banks To Money Markets' (Children's video for ages five to 12, $19.95
+ $2 p&h) Its a "Kids Video Guide To Dollars and Sense. " Covers all aspects
of money, from where it all started to how it moves thorough society.
Children will enjoy watching other youngsters run their own businesses. The
new music is coupled with fun graphics. Video is about 30 minutes and comes
with an activity guide. The classroom edition comes with a teachers guide
and 50 student activity guides. It is $39.95 +$3 p&h.
Parental help: "18 Ways To Teach Your Children or Grandchildren the Value of
Money". Send $1 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) to:
ICFE 18 Tips $$ for Kids
PO Box 34070
San Diego, CA 92163-4070. OR go to: http://
About the ICFE:
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE),
founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton - creator of the "certified
financial planner” (CFP) designation - is dedicated to helping consumers
of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit
more wisely. The years between 1984 and 2000, the ICFE was also known as
the National Center for Financial Education (NCFE).
The ICFE is a nonprofit consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. Over
one million "Credit
/ Debit Card Warning
Labels” and "Credit
/ Debit Card Sleeves” are in circulation world wide.
The ICFE's on-line help for consumers who spend too much
was featured in PARADE Magazine (June 9th, 2002) in the Intelligence
Report section. The money helps and tips are from the "Money
Instruction Book," a course in personal finance, which was completely
revised and updated in 2002 and is positioned to become among the premier
programs in the new bankruptcy and debtor education initiatives.
The ICFE's "Do-It-Yourself Credit File Correction
Guide," now in its Twelfth Printing, is in use by thousands of consumer credit and debt
counselors in addition to tens of thousands of consumers. It received a
"buy” rating in July, August and November from nationally syndicated
financial columnist, Humberto Cruz in his column, "The Savings Game".
BottomLine Personal newsletter gave the Guide a "Send For” rating in
September 2001. The ICFE and our do-it-yourself approach to credit file
correction was featured on NBC Nightly News on 04-30-02. The Spanish
edition of the Guide premiered in January 2002. Syndicated columnist,
Robert Heady also gave the ICFE Guide a "buy” rating.
The ICFE Web site at: www.financial-education-icfe.org helps consumers with
mending spending, learn about the
proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a
spending-plan and also access financial education courses and videos and how to
teach children about money. Other ICFE services include a
free eNews, and an
on-line resource center of financial education
learning tools, including videos, books and personal finance courses.
Consumers may learn more on the Internet about the "Do-It-Yourself
Credit File Correction Guide" here, or fill out our request
form, indicating your areas of interest.
For more information contact Paul S. Richard ICFE Executive Director at 619-239-1401.