Money Habitudes is a favorite of financial educators, coaches and counsellors who teach personal finance skills. Because money is a difficult subject, clients and students may feel intimidated, embarrassed, bored or uncomfortable. Similarly, if participation has been mandated, attendees may be resentful and resistant. Using a card game is a non-threatening way to learn about money because it’s associated with an enjoyable pastime and can make things fun, quickly engage clients or students, and keep people coming back.
Why use Money Habitudes?
Learn about the issues your students face
Everyone comes from different financial backgrounds and has different biases and behaviors. As the instructor, it’s valuable for you to gain a sense of where your students are coming from and where they want to go.
Easy to teach and train
Money Habitudes was designed to be very user-friendly. Financial educators, coaches, counsellors and mentors quickly understand how to use the materials without the need for extensive financial training. It’s a simple, fun and effective tool that just works.
A tool that self-propagates
It can be very effective to allow students to take Money Habitudes cards home, either by giving them each a deck or by granting them access to the online version. Students may do the activity multiple times to see how their results change over time. Perhaps even more powerfully, many will share it with others, starting new money conversations.
Turns educators into friends
It’s rare to find a financial class where students are laughing, smiling and actively sharing. Money Habitudes saves students — and financial educators — from yet another lecture or PowerPoint and actively engages them in a fun, hands-on way when many anticipate a boring or judgmental class.
To have something that’s a quick pick-up tool, but is this effective is very rare. It’s a minimum investment for a maximum return.
Money Habitudes is a much friendlier, non-judgmental way for people to get at their core issues. That’s why it’s more successful than what we did before having the Money Habitudes cards.
It seems like people are more receptive to our other financial education materials after we do Money Habitudes. It’s been very positive for us.