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Videos Help Children Learn About Finances

April 2002 is National Financial Literacy for Youth Month

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:// www.financial-education-icfe.org

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.

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