One of my realizations now is that we lacked financial education while we were in our formative years. Probably because parents and schools thought that there was no need to teach kids about money and how to grow it, because kids are still young. This is a big mistake on the part of us adults. Money is not life and not to be worshipped, but handling money requires a lot of wisdom and is a very practical thing to be good with at an early age.

I’m thankful my mom discussed taxes and the difference between savings and time deposit accounts to me while I was about 8 years old. But there’s more to learn about money, like when to invest in stocks or funds or when to put money into a business. This is what we truly lack.

It sucks when you only realize how this can help you when you’re working your butt off (and not making enough), when you could have started while you were getting money for free (allowance).

Fortunately, some pros are coming together to give a 2-day workshop on this. I want to take the time to promote this workshop for teens aged 13-20–Blue Chip: Finance Literacy Program for the Youth.

So, you can send your kids to learn about this and be wise spenders and investors at a young age. It’s summer, anyway. So aside from sports and music lessons, give them money lessons. And the proceeds are going to a good cause, too. All proceeds will be donated to the Victory Greenhills Building Fund. 🙂

What: Financial Literacy Program for the Youth
Who: Your kids!
When: May 4 & 5, 2011, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Where: Promenade, Greenhills, Upper Level.
How much: Php 2,500 for 2 days.

Please check the image and link below for more details on the workshop. It’s time to invest in your kids this summer and make them able to reach prosperity in their lives.

Financial Literacy for the Youth: Event Invitation on Facebook

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