Kids need a place to learn the power of saving and investing. Since 1999, children and their families have relied on KidsFinance.com to teach them these vital life skills. The subject of personal finance is often left out of the classroom and overlooked at home; our high school seniors failed (50.2%) a recent national Jump$tart personal finance survey! Raising the bar of financial literacy for all ages is the mission of KidsFinance.
The site was launched by Hollis Page Harman, a
financial educator, as a tie-in to the last chapter of her children’s money management book, Money $ense for Kids! © (Barron’s). Her readers of all ages are encouraged to ask questions and seek answers. They have a direct link to the author, the financial
educator, and her intellectual property.
Wanting both girls and boys to visit the site, Hollis created two characters, and their pet pig, to represent the subject. Money games and activities were soon added to stimulate her audience further. She continues to create entertaining, educational content to engage young students in what is often perceived as a very dry subject.
The money-green was designed to reinforce her mission of coaching families and individuals towards greater financial health. In addition, the pin draws attention to an increasing national epidemic of high school seniors who flunk tests of basic financial knowledge. As the AIDS and Breast Awareness ribbons identify worthy causes, so too the money-green ribbon symbolizes the urgency by the personal finance industry and its supporters to raise generations of money savvy adults. Join her in wearing this symbol of support.
Hollis is a frequent guest on television and radio programs; she has been quoted in numerous print media including the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Parent, Boy’s Life and Parent magazine. Hollis is available for speaking engagements, television and radio interviews, and other media requests. She has appeared before children’s book clubs, schools, parent organizations, and professional groups. Her sense of humor and passion of financial literacy engages her audiences.
She received her B.A. from Skidmore College and the personal financial planning designation (P.F.P.) from UCLA.
In 2010, her KidsFinance PSA won an Emmy award with CityTV
Santa Monica. She lives and works in southern California. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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