|San Diego, CA. Looking for a
last minute gifts for young people? The award winning, nonprofit Institute
of Consumer Financial Education says "give a financial education gift this
The ICFE has two financial education videos and an allowance software
program and some interactive books, all of which are designed to help
children learn about finances are recommended as worthwhile for parents to
consider as holiday gifts says the award winning, nonprofit Institute of
Consumer Financial Education (ICFE), which is based in San Diego, CA. All
of the recommended items may be seen at www.financial-education-icfe.org. There is still time
for delivery by Christmas Day.
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.
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.
Bank" (PC based software for parents to use with children - $39.95
Family Bank was specifically designed for children to learn how to keep
track of their allowances, spending and savings with the click of a mouse.
Family Bank software is an easy-to use tool to help parents better prepare
their children to responsibly deal with their allowances and other earned
income. The program establishes a 'virtual bank' on the family's home
computer. Family Bank is designed to be used by children ages 6 through 16
and is considered very user friendly. The interactive software also
features financial literacy activities.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Game" Ages 4-8. This book for children
was written by Adam Eisenson. It is a wonderfully illustrated concept story
book for young people who have the urge to spend all of their money or
allowance the moment it is received. This hardcover, gift-edition explains
the principles of sharing, good spending and saving in a fun sort of way to
youngsters. $15.95 plus $4 p&h.
Letia Young's 'Money
Book For Kids' Ages 6-11. (3-ring binder) This is a fun book that
will help youngsters keep on top of their money, including how much they get
in allowances and earnings, how much they spend and how much they save. The
book is divided into: 'Giving, Spending, Savings: Short-term and Savings:
Long-term. There are different colored tabs and pouches for keeping
receipts and passbooks, plus there are worksheets for tracking spending and
savings. There are detailed instructions and tips for kids on how to earn
some money. $19.95 plus $3 p&h.
Letia Young's 'Money
Book For Young Adults' Ages 12-17 (3-ring binder) This practical
book helps teenagers plan, budget and keep track of their money. The four
major sections of the book are divided into: 'Giving, Spending, Savings:
Short-term and Savings: Long-term. There are different colored tabs,
pouches and worksheets for tracking spending and savings. Young readers
will also learn how plan their own finances in advance. $19.95 plus $3
For more information contact: ICFE Executive Director Paul S. Richard
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.