San Diego, CA. Looking for a last minute gifts for young people? The award winning, nonprofit Institute of Consumer Financial Education says "give a financial education gift this year!"
The ICFE has two financial education videos and an allowance software program and some interactive books, all of which are designed to help children learn about finances are recommended as worthwhile for parents to consider as holiday gifts says the award winning, nonprofit Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE), which is based in San Diego, CA. All of the recommended items may be seen at www.icfe.info. There is still time for delivery by Christmas Day.
Learning To Save (Children's video for ages four to nine, $19.95 + $3
This is a lighthearted approach to teaching children the admirable concepts of saving and sharing in addition to spending. With songs and chatter, little viewers are taught and inspired in a classroom of students eager to learn about money. It is approximately 30 minutes and comes with an activity guide of projects for kids and discussion guidelines.
Piggy Banks To Money Markets (Children's video for ages five to 12,
$19.95 + $2 p&h)
Its a "Kids Video Guide To Dollars and Sense. " Covers all aspects of money, from where it all started to how it moves thorough society. Children will enjoy watching other youngsters run their own businesses. The new music is coupled with fun graphics. Video is about 30 minutes and comes with an activity guide. The classroom edition comes with a teachers guide and 50 student activity guides. It is $39.95 +$3 p&h
Family Bank (PC based software for parents to use with children -
$39.95 - download)
Family Bank was specifically designed for children to learn how to keep track of their allowances, spending and savings with the click of a mouse. Family Bank software is an easy-to use tool to help parents better prepare their children to responsibly deal with their allowances and other earned income. The program establishes a 'virtual bank' on the family's home computer. Family Bank is designed to be used by children ages 6 through 16 and is considered very user friendly. The interactive software also features financial literacy activities.
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Game Ages 4-8. This book for children was written by Adam Eisenson. It is a wonderfully illustrated concept story book for young people who have the urge to spend all of their money or allowance the moment it is received. This hardcover, gift-edition explains the principles of sharing, good spending and saving in a fun sort of way to youngsters. $15.95 plus $4 p&h
Letia Young's Money Book For Kids Ages 6-11. (3-ring binder) This is a fun book that will help youngsters keep on top of their money, including how much they get in allowances and earnings, how much they spend and how much they save. The book is divided into: "Giving, Spending, Savings: Short-term and Savings: Long-term. There are different colored tabs and pouches for keeping receipts and passbooks, plus there are worksheets for tracking spending and savings. There are detailed instructions and tips for kids on how to earn some money. $19.95 plus $3 p&h
Letia Young's Money Book For Young Adults Ages 12-17 (3-ring binder) This practical book helps teenagers plan, budget and keep track of their money. The four major sections of the book are divided into: "Giving, Spending, Savings: Short-term and Savings: Long-term. There are different colored tabs, pouches and worksheets for tracking spending and savings. Young readers will also learn how plan their own finances in advance. $19.95 plus $3 p&h