All classes are instructed by experienced professionals with a background in higher education and financial service.
The Money Smarts Response to the Challenge
Money Smarts School of Finance for Children is an organization committed to preparing children to excel not only in the classroom, but also in life - as we
engage their thinking at an elevated level. The level of engagement includes sophisticated strategies of money management and navigation of the ever changing
Our passion is to educate and empower youth with the knowledge and wisdom of prudent decision making using a structured curriculum combined with
innovative, practical, hands-on activities that place students in real life situations. Classes are taught by licensed and experienced financial advisors, estate planners
and lawyers currently practicing in the Metropolitan St. Louis area.
The Challenge Articulated: In the Words of Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
"The recent economic crisis has demonstrated the critical importance of financial literacy and good financial decision making, both for the economic welfare of
households and for the soundness and stability of the system as a whole. Good financial choices depend on the reliable and useful information, presented in a
understandable way...the earlier that young people can develop basic financial skills, the more likely it is they will make good financial decisions when they become
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Testimony given by Mr. Ben Bernanke provided for the record of a hearing held on April 12, 2011, conducted by the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, US Senate, BIS Central Bankers' Speeches (April 20, 2011)
The "MSSFC" curriculum reinforces the following areas of a traditional education:
The Money Smarts School Programming Structure includes the following:
The Amazing Financial Challenge
FActs of Life
" Educating children to be money smart adults"