Showing posts with label financial education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label financial education. Show all posts

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Financial Literacy Should Be Taught To Kids Only



What is your take on this? Do come back and leave your candid comment below.

I'll leave my thoughts soon.

Much๐Ÿ’™
Deborah

Sunday, 29 December 2019

The Power of 3 as a Thank You

The Power of 3


It has been such a long time that I sat down to write anything. Suddenly, it occurred to me how I've been working in 3's without even realising it.

I'm no poet, but here we go:

3 stages in your financial blueprint
The foundation, structure and apex

3 bank accounts is what you need
The Need-to, The Want-to, The Must-do

3 percentages to your Money Makeover
50%, 10%, 40%

3 taglines
Spend BETTER, Save BIGGER, Invest BRAVELY


The Power of 3

3 is half of 6, the number of kids flashcards
Budget. Needs. Wants. Bucketlist. Save. Invest

3 years ago, Sawyerrs' House was established
You have made it happen. Thank you so very much.


Power of 3



Thursday, 26 September 2019

A Simple Money Formula by a 12 Year Old




WHAT WAS MY REACTION WHEN I WATCHED THIS VIDEO BY FINANCIAL FITNESS BUNNY?


Ecstatic is an understatement!

Before I get into elaborating more on why I was ecstatic and wowed by this savvy smart 12 year old, I have listed below 1 main initial reaction I had:


"Even if our kids aren't old enough to practice some of the smart money concepts they learn, it is still important to expose them to these concept."

Do you remember when you were a toddler and perhaps was dropped off at the daycare/nursery? Remember those nursery rhymes? Let me know which was your favourite nursery rhyme and which one scared you.

Well, many of those words in nursery rhymes meant nothing to us - we simply enjoyed the rhymes vs the words. Would you agree?

And then we got older and..

The older we get, the wiser we become - or so we should. As we grew from being a toddler into kids of school age, the words began to make more sense. I know it certainly did for me. I also noticed the same happened with my daughters.

The very same principle can be applied to the little guest speaker who spoke in the video. Exposure is still a crucial part of education for a child. Keep exposing them regardless of their age.

The more a child is exposed to varying money concepts over a period of time and on a repeated basis, the more the child grows in financial intelligence and responsibility. 

It's almost like when our kids are told at school to read books which challenge their imagination and vocabulary - regardless of the volume of the book.

Anyway, let's get straight into a list of things which stood out for me:


  1. Financial literacy for kids has an element of philanthropy
  2. Find what works for your child and run with it
  3. Give your child real money to learn from
I'd love to read your reaction to the video in the comment box. By the way, our No Sugar Coating post is a fun and factual read which you can't afford to miss.

Until next time,
Much๐Ÿ’™
Deborah




Monday, 4 February 2019

Pop Quiz




Hello and welcome back to another post from me. As you know or may not know, I like to keep my post short, sweet and straight to the point.

Here is a pop quiz I took part in. It's something a little different but fun. Do kindly click here for details of it. 

Until next time,
Much love,
Deborah

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Risk Is Unavoidable



Hello and welcome back to another vlog. It has been a while since I have posted a video on here. 

I hope that the video benefits you or someone you know. I would certainly love to hear your comments below. Please do feel free to share this video if you gained some financial knowledge from it.

Oh, I also wanted to share a link to a very interesting article I was recently featured in.

Until next time,
Much ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š

Deborah

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Why I Love What I Do



I am a Money Literacy Educator for kids of school age. This means that I educate children how to be money-smart - something that many of us as adults never learnt when we were young. 

I created my business best known as Sawyerrs' House following a very difficult time in my life whereby I noticed that my two young daughters were not being taught how to value money. I often refer to the birth of what I do as - From Pain To Gain.


Words cannot really explain how much I love what I do, but I will give it my best shot. First, I live, breath, eat, sleep and dream what I do. Yes, I am that passionate about impacting as many young peoples lives because I know firsthand the dangers of not being financially literate. I am never bored with what I do or ashamed of sharing with others what I do. 


I love what I do because there is never a time when I sit with young learners that I am not able to capture their attention and captivate them with my personal story of why I do what I do. I love to see the sheer excitement on their faces when I tell them the juicy parts of my story, only to drop a bombshell at the end. It's usually a rude awakening for them.

I love what I do because I notice that whenever I am educating young people(usually in the vicinity of their carers or parents), the adults typically eavesdrop on what I am teaching. As a result, the adults often get involve and ask so many questions for themselves. I find that very refreshing and an indication that adults also need this piece of education.


I love what I do because I started my business journey using my daughters as guinea pigs. Over time, I have seen an improvement in their attitude to money - mind you, my daughters haven't quite perfected it yet as financial literacy is lifelong learning.


I love what I do because very early on in my business and with the help of my daughters, I was able to put together a Money Literacy worksheet booklet and flashcards using a simple concept called Bring Nice Wellies But Stay Indoors. These six words represent the complete and basic money literacy terms for kids and adults alike.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Hawaiian Kids Learning About Money

Hawaiian Kids Learning About Money
Hey hey. Just because you hear that a child lives in the western world doesn't make them immune from financial illiteracy. Read more here on what's going on in Hawaii.
Until next time,
Much love,
Deborah

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Going Broke For Black Friday


Hiya, a warm and pleasant welcome to you. I just cannot afford to let this happen to you. It's another video for your convenience. Enjoy and much love.

Deborah.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Money Masterclass for Mums

Hello mums, here's an uncomplicated money masterclass for you and your young ones. Click here to be taken to where you can book your seat.
Guess what? The class takes place on Facebook. Hurry as the class is there waiting for you. It takes place in a secret group that you will be given special access to.
Much
Deborah

Money Love Affair

Hello money lifestylists. Welcome to another short blog.
Today, I'm sharing an interesting article which I read and love.
It doesn't say that money is bad, it says much more than that. Click here to be directed the article.
Be sure to leave your comment about the article. Until next time,
Much love,
Deborah

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