"By learning how to make smart money decisions early, young people can achieve the financial knowledge needed to build a more confident and secure future," said
- What it costs to survive, live and thrive
- The impact of education and career on income
- What you spend your money on matters, highlighting the difference between 'needs' and 'wants'
- How you pay for things matters, highlighting the costs of consumer debt
- The importance of saving and the power of time, highlighting the concept of compound interest
"Many young people are not prepared to make important financial decisions as they become adults. Teaching middle schoolers the difference between 'smart money' and 'dumb money' at an age where they are establishing lifelong habits prepares them to start thinking about saving, budgeting, and financial planning," said Harper. "I look forward to bringing this influential program to students nationwide."
At each event, students hear from
Following the events, students who participated will be taught
January 19, 2017, Memphis, TN– FedEx Forum January 26, 2017, Portland, OR– Moda Center February 9, 2017, Phoenix, AZ– Talking Stick Resort Arena(fourth visit) February 27, 2017, Oklahoma City, OK– Chesapeake Energy Arena March 29, 2017, Boston, MA– TD Garden(third visit)
Since its inception in 2014,
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