Archive for December 2012

Financial Literacy is the Tool

One of the barrier’s between privileged and poor is financial literacy.  Since our start, Kids Cash has been all about teaching children how to handle cash.  Nowadays, when teenagers get the first feeling of having money, it is usually just deposited into an account.  This makes it harder to teach money handling skills.  www.operationhope.org believes “Financial literacy is the tool, financial dignity is the goal and financial inclusion is the way” … they “build bridges between corporate America and underserved communities”…  like the goal of Kids Cash, they … “hope to provide the underserved with the tools, knowledge, and resources needed to fully participate in—and benefit from—a thriving capitalist economy.”

Let’s keep talking about it and bridge the gap – everyone has the right to be taught financial literacy, not just the privileged.