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How to Teach Them the Value of Money

Children as young as three-years-old start to develop the cognitive skills necessary to understand basic financial concepts, such as identifying coins, how to count change, and matching small amounts of money to items they want to buy at the tuckshop every Friday. Here are simple ways to teach your kids the value of money and […]

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Kathryn Main

Be Brave, Be Bold and don’t let people push you around

Kathryn Main is a single mom of three boys, former sales manager of Sawubona magazine, and founder of Mainmultimedia and Money Savvy Kids (MSK). She explains why working for herself was not an option but a necessity, her personal financial education journey and why she doesn’t want the next generation to go through what she went through. […]

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The importance of raising money savvy kids

The importance of teaching kids about money

Studies have shown that children who are included in the daily management of their household finances display healthier financial decision-making and understanding when they’re older. Parents are the biggest influencers of children. Our children rely on us for life lessons, support, nurturing and knowledge, yet there is usually little engagement in the household around savings, […]

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Why Raising Money Savvy Kids matters and the role Corporates can play

South Africa is drowning in debt. In fact, according to the Economist (2018), more people have loans than jobs. We are some of the biggest borrowers in the world and our habits are increasing at an accelerating rate. So, why do we continue to pass this on from generation to generation; what if we could […]

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Starting The Money Conversation

It is apparent that parents do not really know how to start the ‘money conversations’ with their kids. In this podcast, Kathryn Main talks all things money and how to have those life changing money conversations with your children. Talking about Relationship Dynamics presenter, Paula Quinsee, invites Money Savvy Kids  foiunder and Managing Director, Kathryn […]

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MSK Expands Into The Western Cape

Money Savvy Kids (MSK) has grown its footprint into the Western Cape. We are excited to introduce BizHero founder and trainer, Fiona Ronquest-Ross, whom we have collaborated with late last year. Founded in 2015, BizHero is an experiential training programme training 12-18 year olds who aspire to launch their own start-ups. The programme does this […]

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5 Tips To Financially Survive Janu-worry

    We all know the month of January is filled with countless unavoidable worries of the financial kind. Others may feel it more than others, but we all feel it non-the-less. We make our own lunch boxes again (that is exclusive to the month of January), we car pool to work and we stop […]

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Money Savvy Kids - Elle

Kathryn Main CEO of Money Savvy Kids featured in December Elle magazine

Financial literacy wasn’t the first thing on Kathryn Main’s mind when she dropped out of high school at the end of Grade 9. But today it is her focus with Money Savvy Kids (MSK), a programme aimed at educating children about money. Twenty years ago, career opportunities for high-school dropouts, especially girls, were limited. Faced with […]

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Money Savvy Kids - Black Friday Lessons

Financial Lessons You May Have Missed This Black Friday

Cynics argue that Black Friday doesn’t teach your kids any life-long lessons they need to learn. Described by sceptics as a “capitalist consumption machine” that encourages consumers to spend till they drop- even if they are getting a steal on credit- is just one of the numerous shortcomings of the entire event. But what if […]

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Money Savvy Kids - Book Review

Raising Money Savvy Kids Book Reviews

‘Raising Money Savvy Kids book launched this week and we have had some fantastic feedback. Please go to the book tab and buy your copy for R50.   Review 1: Thank you so so much for the book. Its so easy to read ,its well written , I felt as if you were sitting right […]

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Raising Money Savvy Kids

Raising Money Savvy Kids E-Book Release

MSK is proud to announce their very first offering in the form of a straight-to-the-point yet effective guide to Raising Money Savvy Kids. The book gives parents hands-on lessons for kids between ages four and fifteen and will be available in epub and PDF formats on the website for only R50 per download. According to […]

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Money Savvy Kids - Why Say Yes To Debt

Why Say Yes to Debt

After the 2008 global economic meltdown, many young adults remain wary about using credit. Of the 55-million people living in South Africa today, a minimum of 20-million are young adults. This is 20-million young and impulsive potential consumerism victims that are repetitively bombarded with dazzling commercials that offer a gateway into debt. Either through offering […]

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We don’t promise to make them rich but we do promise to keep them rich

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