April is “National Financial Literacy Month”


Did you know that April is “National Financial Literacy Month” and a great opportunity to put teaching children of all ages about the basics of finance at the top of the list!

I have to admit that I was not aware of this so was quite interested to find out this info and to be able to share with you!

As Mr. Buffett said in a Forbes interview, “It’s never too early to help kids understand about money. Whether it’s understanding the cost of the new toy they want, or the value of saving money. Kids are exposed to money matters from a very young age, so why not help them understand it and develop healthy habits early on?”

Produced for kids 6–11, Secret Millionaires Club engages kids with basic lessons in business and imparts healthy habits from an early age. In the series, Warren Buffett is a mentor to a group of kids, helping them learn about the “business of life” through a series of adventures. Every episode offers valuable life lessons, and as Mr. Buffett reminds the kids at the end of every episode, “the best investment you can make is an investment in yourself!”

Mr. Buffett’s celebrity friends appear as special guests in episodes of Secret Millionaires Club, including Jay Z, Bill Gates, Shaquille O’Neal, Gisele Bündchen, Kelly Rowland, Nick Cannon and others who impart their own positive lessons.

Secret Millionaires Club with Shaquille O'Neal

I received a copy of the DVD and love the positive lessons and I also think that kids ages 6+ will enjoy seeing the celebrity friends mentioned above. It is fun and educational and I highly recommend!

There are many ways to learn and enjoy Secret Millionaires Club with your children:

Secret Millionaires Club Volumes 1 & 2 are available on DVD from Cinedigm.

Volume 1 episodes include: Be Cool to your School, Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be, Dude, When Pigs Fly, The Cost of Giving, Elena’s Shaqtastic Adventure (featuring Shaquille O’Neal), Avast Ye Downloads. Plus five additional animated shorts.

Volume 2 episodes include: Down and Out in Beijing, Listen to the Music, Paranormally We Don’t Do This Kind of Thing, The Final Financial Fronteir, Sweeeet!, Just Say Snow. Plus five additional animated shorts.

AND, The book Secret Millionaires Club: Warren Buffett’s 26 Secrets to Success in the Business of Life ($24.95) by Amy Heyward and Andy Heyward, co-authors and co-executive producers on the animated series, is available at retail and online at Amazon.com.  Thebook features all of the same lessons featured in the animated series. Chapters include, “Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes;” “Love What You Do;” “Protect Your Reputation;” “If You Fail, Try Again;” Confidence Comes With Understanding,” and many other lessons from Mr. Buffett, which he credits for his own success in life.

The Secret Millionaires Club Learn & Earn program, available at www.smckids.com, teaches financial literacy and entrepreneurship through activities for the classroom, home, and other settings where students and families learn. It was developed to extend the lessons of the Secret Millionaires Club webisodes and prime-time TV specials, both of which feature Warren Buffett. Now, classrooms, homes, and learning settings across the country can benefit from the knowledge of this financial guru and his fictional friends!

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! Two winners will win a Secret Millionaires Club, Volume 1 DVD (SRP: $14.93) To enter, simply leave a tip on how to teach young children about saving money. Deadline to enter is April 14th, 2015 at noon PST. Two winners will randomly be selected via Random.org.

Also, look for them on FB and Twitter!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SecretMillionairesClub

Twitter: www.twitter.com/thesmckids

Here is also a great guide for teenagers! https://www.couponchief.com/financial_education_for_teenagers

Self Disclosure: I received a free DVD to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Secret Millionaires Club.


  1. Denise Taylor-Dennis says

    Get your kids a piggy bank for saving money.

  2. take their money to spend on what they want show then how fast it goes and how to make wiser chouses when spending money.

  3. My daughter always puts half of what she earns in her account.

  4. Congrats K & Denise!

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