Thursday, April 25, 2013

Financial Literacy

April is Financial Literacy Month,  and my classes learned how to be money smart. Students learned how to identify wants versus needs, set financial goals, and form a simple budget plan. It is essential for our students to understand that life is expensive, and it is extremely important to have savings. Students enjoyed reflecting on their own money habits.  

Consumer Education Specialists from Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, Shannon McIntosh and Colleen Godfrey, shared their knowledge of this topic. Financial Planner and State Representative Anthony Forlini came to speak about his past experiences with money management. We are thankful and appreciate their time.

Detroit News Article - Financial Literacy for Kids Elusive