MONEY TALK: The Council for Economic Education has kicked off a monthlong video financial literacy campaign, enlisting such people as designer Elie Tahari, Jeff Kinney, author of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” and social media entrepreneur Natalie Zfat.
They are among 16 people who have been selected to raise awareness for personal finance and economic education in U.S. schools. The campaign will share video narratives from artists, economists, entrepreneurs and business leaders via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to inform and inspire kids to understand and take charge of their financial lives.
Nan J. Morrison, chief executive officer and president of CEE, said, “Hearing from successful people in a wide variety of fields about their experiences managing their financial lives is a powerful lesson—we can’t thank them enough for helping to inspire young people through their stories.”
Videos will be published under the hashtag #MySavingsStory across multiple social media platforms throughout the month of April to get kids talking about how to save, spend and plan wisely.