April 2013, Fountain Hills, AZ : SAVE TO SPEND CHILDREN’S BOOK LAUNCHED DURING NATIONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH
Are your kids always asking for more? "I want this toy!" "Please buy me this toy!"
Award-winning financial educator, Michelle Stizza provides a financial education tool for parents and educators in her new children’s book, Save to Spend. Children ages 4-7 can follow Maximillian and Maggie as they shop for a new toy, while their friend Sterling helps them discover the difference between “wants” and “ needs” and the value of saving money. Parents and educators can use Save to Spend as a tool to help talk to children about money, from an early age.
Ms. Stizza has been an advocate for financial education for over 20 years. Ms. Stizza began her career as a Financial Educator and became President and CEO of a Financial Institution, serving on several task forces and boards. Ms. Stizza developed award-winning financial education presentations and programs. She earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, further energizing her passion for financial education.
Ms. Stizza combined her educational and professional experience to create the first Elementary School Student- Run Financial Institution in Kansas, which was awarded the Kansas Partners in Education Award of Excellence and was recognized by Congressman Dennis Moore.
After educating students of all ages and after having a child, Ms. Stizza decided to put her experience in a book and created Save to Spend, the first in a series of books about money for children.
Ms. Stizza states, “once my son started pulling out the debit card and handing it to a cashier, I wanted to further help children understand the basics of financial management, saving, and responsible spending, especially in these challenging economic times.”
In the United States, National Financial Literacy Month is celebrated in April and is dedicated to promoting financial literacy through programs, activities, and educational materials to help Americans improve their understanding of financial issues.
To learn more about the Save to Spend Children’s Book visit fied.org.
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