A Penny Saved
2069. That's when this year's first graders will reach retirement age. What will the financial landscape look like? Will they have the resources they need to live well?
At a time when many experts worry that future generations will not live as well as those of the present, it's critical that our children develop the skills they will need to thrive. Especially about money!
Half of Indiana's kids graduate from high school without any lessons in financial management, investing or even balancing a checkbook. One in four doesn't get a course in basic finance. With our state ranked in the top 10 nationally for bankruptcies and foreclosures, it's time to reverse those trends and help our kids put a little sense into the business of dollars and cents!
"A Penny Saved" is a guide for teachers, youth program leaders and parents as they look for the most effective ways to teaching financial literacy in the Hoosier state. Focusing on the lessons taught by the public television series "Biz Kid$," as well as Indiana programs and resources, "A Penny Saved" explores what works and what doesn't in helping kids make "cents" of their future.
Production and educational outreach funding is provided to "Biz Kid$" by a coalition of America's Credit Unions. "A Penny Saved" is presented by WFYI Productions.