Learn Basic Finance With Your Child, Join the Money Smart Kids Workshop

Posted by Fitz Villafuerte under Announcements, News and Events on February 3, 2014

“Mommy, can you buy me that dress?” a friend’s daughter said inside the mall.

“Not now, sweetie. We don’t have money right now to buy that dress,” my friend answered.

“But mommy, you have that plastic card in your wallet,” her 8-year old replied. “That’s what you always use to buy things.”

For a few seconds, my friend didn’t know how to answer her daughter.

She’s surprised that her child is aware of what credit cards are, and knows that it can be used to buy things. At the same time, that made her realize that it’s time to start teaching her kid about money.

When my friend told me this story, it got me inspired to organize a financial seminar for kids, and after a few weeks of planning, I’m now proud to announce…

The Money Smart Kids Workshop

Together with Manila Workshops and Mothercare, I’m holding an innovative workshop that will teach your kids basic personal finance.

Through role-playing scenarios, problem solving games and other interactive discussions, your kid will learn the value of money, the concept of saving and income, how banks work and so much more.

This workshop hopes to lay out to your child the foundation that he or she needs to grow up financially smart.

Money Smart Kids Workshop

When and where is this happening?

Date: February 23, 2014, Sunday
Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Venue: Mothercare at the Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center

Update:

We’re doing a rerun of this workshop on April 27. Click here to learn more

Please also visit our Events Website to know our upcoming workshops.

Learning Investment

Regular Rate:
Php 1,599 per child with one adult companion
+ Php 799 per additional child or adult

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Early Bird Rate:
Php 1,299 per child with one adult companion (until February 15, 2014)
+ Php 599 for additional child or adult

Who can attend this workshop?

  • This workshop is open to children aged 7 to 12 years
  • Kids should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who’s willing to participate in the workshop activities

Here are some of the lessons that your child will learn:

  • What is money and where does it come from
  • Where and how do my mommy and daddy get their money
  • What can I do with money, apart from spending it
  • Why is saving money important
  • What are banks and what do they do
  • What are credit cards and how does it work

Quick Questions:

What do I need to bring?
Nothing, we’ll provide all the learning materials.

Will lunch be served?
Yes, it’s included in the fee. No need to buy food during the workshop.

I’m not available on the date, when’s the next one?
No plans yet. This is just a special project and might not happen anytime soon.

Again, this is happening on February 23, 2014, that’s a Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Mothercare inside The Podium along ADB Avenue in Ortigas.

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Update:
We’re doing a rerun of this workshop on April 27. Click here to learn more

Thank you to all those who attended. Please visit our Events Website to know our upcoming workshops.


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One Response to “Learn Basic Finance With Your Child, Join the Money Smart Kids Workshop”


  1. Vicente Mariano says:

    I hope that the organizers will follow up on how the kids used their learnings, for the kids to benefit from the workshop and for the organizers to improve their workshop. Great initiative for the kids!

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