Rule No. 1: Never lose money.
Rule No. 2: Never forget the first rule.
Those rules are from Warren Buffett, a man who knows his dollars from his pennies. But what about us mere mortals? We can read the two rules above and agree all we want, but how do we practice them in everyday life?
By following some common sense principles of money management.
Personal finance isn’t hard, but it’s often presented in a way that makes it seem so. Good financial sense is possible for everyone, even you and me. Tired of being controlled by your money? Want to turn the tables? Start with these free money management workshop kits.
Free Workshops for Learning Money Management
You might not have heard about the National Endowment for Financial Education. It’s a leading non-profit in the United States that works to provide financial education and practical information to people at all financial levels.
They have a unique set of workshops designed in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word that can help you and your community understand the rules of good money skills.
Financial decision-making is often a maze and these workshop kits can clear a path through all the different concepts. The workshops can be used by schools, community colleges, companies, smaller group counselors, and even you alone as an individual.
The workshops are built around 10 main topic areas. For instance, there is a college series for students heading out into the world as young adults. A snapshot of materials in the course includes:
- 40 Money Management Tips
- Budgeting for College Students
- Budgeting for Life After Graduation
- College for American Indians
- Preventing Identity Theft
- Money Managment
- Dealing with Debt
- Money Potholes
You can filter the categories and download the materials for the stage of life you are in.
The educational material is comprised of slide presentations, activities and info sheets, and a script that helps you stay on the talking points. A detailed FAQ section helps answer many other questions and some which your audience may have for you.
Once You’ve Learned, Go Out and Teach
They say the best way to know if you’ve truly learned something is to try teaching it to someone else — so try that with these free workshops. They just might help you inspire someone to make a good financial decision in their life.
Have you heard about the NEFE workshop kits? How did your own financial education start?
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