It is never too early to let your kids learn about dollars and cents. Children will inevitably come into contact with money matters, whether it be paying for food at the school tuckshop or choosing between needs and wants.
Educating young kids about finances may start with teaching them about the different currency denominations and the importance of saving. As they grow and start to mature, they will need to learn how to manage their money responsibly and to invest wisely.
More than just a Carnival
This June holidays, get your children started on learning how to manage money with a whole lot of fun activities at the Financial Literacy Fiesta. Organised by Singapore Management University and Citi Singapore and held at the SMU Campus Green, this community give-back initiative is a celebration of SMU’s 15th anniversary and Citi’s 10th Global Community Day together with the SG50 Jubilee celebrations. It aims to commemorate Singapore’s financial legacy as well as to equip the community with valuable financial knowledge.
Spend an enjoyable and fun-filled weekend at the carnival picking up key money management concepts and tips through interactive financial literacy themed games. Kids will have a great opportunity to be inculcated with the value of savings and the formation of good financial habits from a young age.
In addition to the financial literacy themed games and other fun activities such as face-painting and sticker tattoos, there will also be a specially curated Financial Heritage Trail, which chronicles Singapore’s financial heritage over the years. One of the many interesting exhibits will be the showcase of the evolution of the Singapore currency over the decades through a partnership with the Singapore Mint.
SMU and Citi have also specially arranged a series of informative talks on important financial planning matters, such as understanding CPF better, growing your wealth and retirement planning, by esteemed speakers from various agencies championing the cause of financial literacy. These talks are all free so register online immediately at http://smu.sg/fiesta as there are limited seats available.
So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars now!
Venue: SMU Campus Green (above Bras Basah MRT)
Date: Sat 13th June (12pm – 6pm) and Sun 14th June (9am-6pm).
Free admission, with free food, drinks and shopping vouchers for early birds*! (*While stocks last on a first-come first-served basis)