When we built Stash, we did so knowing that many Americans have trouble saving and investing. The financial industry has often made everything related to money seem confusing, expensive, and intimidating.

Unsurprisingly, many of us also feel that we missed out on some important financial lessons when we were kids. Had we learned at a young age some basics such as making a budget or saving for the things we want, perhaps we would have made better money decisions when we became adults.

That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce Stash Academy for kids.

Teach your kids the lessons you wish you’d received

Stash Academy is a series of interactive activities for children that will help parents teach their kids about money. This series is available on Stash Learn, and accessible both on the web and in the Stash app. The first activities will be available this summer, and parents can expect to see more engaging videos, ebooks, and games weekly through winter 2018.

We partnered with educators and designed a series based on financial literacy standards from national financial education leaders, Jump$tart, and The Council for Economic Education (CEE). Jump$tart and CEE are national leaders in K-12 financial education. Stash Academy is geared to grades K through grade 8 and includes lessons in saving, investing, and more.

Our goal is to empower Stashers to be the financial grownups they needed when they were kids. With Stash Academy, you’ll have access to interactive activities as well as educational tips that will help you and your child get the most out of the learning experience.

Prepare your kids for a better financial future.

How can you help ensure that your child has a financially sound future? Increasing your child’s financial literacy can enable them to make the most of financial opportunities, avoid common money pitfalls, and set themselves up for long-term success.

Our first five activities are geared to the K-5 audience, and cover topics including the value of money, distinguishing needs from wants, and budgeting.

Check out our learning activities using the links below:

How Many Pennies?

Needs vs. Wants

Wants, Needs, Goals, and Causes

Plan a Picnic on a Budget

How Much Does It Cost?

Families can learn together

One of the best ways to become an expert in a topic is to teach it to someone else. In addition to increasing a child’s financial literacy, you might find you’ve increased your own financial savvy as well.

With Stash Academy, we hope to provide you and your family with an opportunity to learn together.

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