In MoneyTree, we have developed our own three-pillar model to financial education. Thorugh our years of teaching kids about money, we have understood that developing a financially savvy child requires more than just giving them the knowledge.
While knowledge alone is not sufficient, MoneyTree strives to develop high-quality content with its reputable and accredited partners to educate kids on key areas of personal financial management such as saving, budgeting, investing and retirement planning.
Being financially savvy isn’t just about having the knowledge, it’s about practicing the knowledge you have and this means having good “Money Habits”. This is where a structured and long-term program like MoneyTree is important. Through our regular learning activities, we are able to provide the kids with experiential learning and time required to inculcate the good financial habits in them.
SOCIAL PRESSURE DEFENSE
The third and final component of our financial education model is Social Pressure Defense. This refers to a child’s mental strength in not being influenced by the bad financial habits of their peers. A child who is knowledgeable and has good financial habits can still be influenced by their peers to make bad financial decisions. This is where MoneyTree invests time to develop activities which help kids develop their own mental strength and to prevent them from being influenced by bad habits of their peers.
MoneyTree believes that a wholesome financial education is one that gives a child knowledge while inculcating good financial habits and mental strength against peer influence
We spent years incorporating different ideas, thoughts and concepts that would make the learning process engaging and absolutely fun.
We want approach want our kids to be in a stimulating environment and this will become important for them as our classes will act as their Rehearsal for Real Life. Giving them a hands-on experience – without the risks of losing real money.
That’s not all, apart from training kids to be financially literate, we also help them acquire a lifetime of practical skills and values. The skill of mastering the art of money, ironically, is not just about the money. It’s a reflection of the character of those who have it. It represents their mindset, a determination to achieve goals, to appreciate and value their own work and that of others.
And we have found a way to do this and have been doing this in different countries over the past few years.