Teach Your Kids About Money… Using Comic Books

Posted on 21. Jun, 2006 by in Saving & Investing

As you may know I’m a big supporter of teaching children about money and how to manage it as early as possible. And in my quest to find new and innovative ways of teaching financial concepts to kids I came across a link to the Federal Reserve System via Lifehacker.com.

Within the Federal Reserve System’s Publication Catalog is a list of 12 comic books that teach youth and kids about inflation, the history of banks, and the importance of saving. Some of the comics present the information in a straight-forward fashion but there are also a number of story-based comics such as:

  • Once Upon A Dime – A fable about the island kingdom of Mazuma and the growth of its economy from barter to a sophisticated modern system, with its own central bank, to iIlustrate basic concepts of barter, money, banking, and inflation.
  • Wishes and Rainbows – Explores the economic problem of scarce resources and society’s reactions to such problems via a children’s story.
  • Too Much, Too Little – Provides a history of the U.S. monetary system and events leading to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System.

I’ve ordered a bunch of the comics (they’re FREE) to see how age appropriate they are and I’ll be sure to report back! In the meantime if any of you decide to order a few (after all, they’re FREE), let me know what you think!

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