Financial Studies for the 2014-2015 School Year

This was one topic all three older ones wanted  as an elective.  The younger two are just starting to show an interest with A6 methodically counting her money over and over again.  I wasn’t sure I would be able to find something that would be suitable for all ages from 12 down to 3,  so I was chuffed when I found that Dave Ramsey carries lots of materials for children as well as the adults teaching the children.  Dave Ramsey probably needs no introduction but it is his method we are turning to in order to save up our money and pay off our mortgage.

To begin with I read the following book by myself:


This book gave me a great overview of Ramsey’s goals and also gave me a longer term outlook of where I wanted the children to be financially during their teens, during university and beyond.  As a resource I can’t recommend it highly enough.

I had researched his children’s resources and came across these books and pack:

There are six books which will be perfect to read aloud, especially to the younger ones.  The topics include working, giving, saving, and of course spending:

I am really looking forward to reading through them with the children.

The financial packs were costly for what they are and I umm-ed and ah-ed about whether I should get one to share between five children or one each.  Whilst I think it would absolutely be feasible to share, the point of me buying in curriculum was to save me precious planning time.  For this reason I bought one pack for each child:


Each pack contains an audio book, calculator, chore chart, spend/ give and save envelopes as well as an activity book for the child and a parent guide:



This, in addition to the training we have already given them, I hope, will set them up for life.

I will do a review after we have been using it for a while.