Sunday, December 03, 2006

New Animation Series Teaches Kids About Money

I'm always happy when I hear about projects to help kids learn to save:

The animated series, titled "Big Time Saver," extols the virtues of prudent money management, including saving for the future - "Don't spend it all ... on sneakers and bling" - establishing a healthy credit record - "Payin' my debt, it's my rep" - and creating a college fund - "All kids of every nation, make a cash donation to your sure foundation, your college education."

The video and two others featuring the popular cartoon characters will debut this week nationally on the Black Family Channel during the children's morning programming.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Post College Personal Finance Crash Course

While I'm getting ahead of the game and getting my college savings in order, not all are that prepared. For those who didn't prepare and end up with debt coming out of college, here are a few tips to help you that are sound money advice post graduation:

  • Participate In The Company 401k Plan
  • Consolidate Your Loans
  • Be Selective About Which Debt You Pay Off First
  • Pay Bills On Time
  • Establish A Health Care Plan
  • Identify Your Goals
  • Develop Good Spending Habits