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Compiled by Lee Burnett
Families looking to teach their children about handling money are encouraged to check out new materials available through the Finance Authority of Maine.
FAME is partnering with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to provide a collection of educational resources, including free books, on the themes of saving, giving and delayed gratification, according to a press release. The material is geared to students in grades two to five.
Parents and caregivers have an opportunity to use the materials at home, including conversation starters, tips from experts, information to support college savings, and InvestinMeReads.com, an educational webpage full of fun activities and resources for children and adults.
“You don’t have to be a financial expert to teach your child about money, but we recognize that it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin. We want to support parents and caregivers by providing free resources and activities to begin the conversation,” said Mary Dyer, Financial Education Programs Manager at FAME.
Families are also encouraged to share feedback about the program and how it has helped their family at InvestinMeReads.com\survey.
For more information about how FAME can support your family’s financial goals, please visit their website.