Our mission is plain and simple - to improve kids' financial literacy rates. Personal finances are complicated, and it takes a village to teach and learn smart money habits at a young age. No matter if you're a kid, parent, teacher, teenager, or college student - we are dedicated to helping you achieve financial literacy for yourself or your children.
To The Kids
We promise to provide fun and engaging articles and activities that are easy to understand and help you learn smart money habits. We promise to give you a safe place to contribute and hear from other kids around the world too.
To The Parents
We promise to help you balance the many responsibilities of parenthood by providing straightforward and proven methods for teaching the basics of money management to your children. We also promise to be transparent and cautious with everything we publish.
To The Teens
We promise to help you navigate through the challenges of being a teenager by preparing you for the many financial decisions that come with growing up. We also promise to keep it fun! You know, to make up for that boring math teacher at school 🙂
To The College Students
We promise to support you through your crazy college years and the often confusing money topics that come with it to help you make smart financial choices. We promise to help you prepare for adulthood too; for everything from career prep to taxes, setting up for retirement, saving money, how to budget and spend properly, and the many other responsibilities that come with that exciting life transition.
To The Teachers
We promise to help you prepare engaging and effective lesson plans to guide your students through their financial journey at every grade level. Because handling a busy classroom of students is enough work as it is!
We promise to help our readers find great organizations that can help them along the road to financial literacy.
David and Pam McCurrach started Kids' Money in December 1995. David, also the editor-in-chief for 26 years, has done hundreds of interviews with media all around the world and enjoyed a long career with local banks and credit unions.
David is also the author of three financial education books for kids and parents: Kids' Allowances - How Much, How Often & How Come, A Guide for Parents (2000), The Allowance Workbook for Kids and Their Parents (2000), and Allowance Magic: Turn Your Kids Into Money Wizards (2003).
Pam studied and practiced interior design during her career and helped David run Kids' Money since its inception. She is also an accomplished business owner, running a boutique bed and breakfast with David for many years.
David and Pam are now retired and live in Florida. David is currently writing a series of novels that he hopes to publish soon.
The Evolution of Kids' Money
Originally, Kids' Money was on Prodigy (the predecessor to AOL). That year in 1995, Prodigy recognized the top 12 websites it hosted. Kids' Money was one of the 12! Eventually, Kids' Money moved to kidsmoney.org and grew from there. Journalists took note and frequently cited Kids' Money and David, the resident expert, in print, radio, TV, and other related websites. David still has articles published on Kids' Money, which you can view on his author profile. Today, the Kids' Money team continues to grow in pursuit of our goal of furthering financial literacy for younger generations.