Introduction of Lampy the Lighthouse

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Who is Lampy the Lighthouse?

Lampy the Lighthouse is our family friendly mascot!

 

Who created Lampy the Lighthouse?
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He is the creation of the Founder Melinda Belle at Astrape Finance. She saw a need to engage children in early education, in particular, financial education. She strongly believes children are never too young to learn about money.This belief led to the development of the first of an educational series, “Lampy the Lighthouse: Earning & Spending”. In this colouring book, Lampy carries children through a fun and interesting colouring adventure to  encourage them take an active role in managing their money. There is a child friendly budget designed to give them a jump start in becoming savvy money managers.

To obtain a colouring book, be part of the official launch set to take place on March 5th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Artsplash Centre in Hastings, Christ Church. In the first hour speeches will be given, followed by the book signing and learning and play time for your children.

It’s a FREE family event for the entire Family!

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Benefits of Teaching Financial Prudence at an Early Age

When it comes to teaching kids about money, the sooner the better. CNNMoney

Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They’re both important and schools are forgetting one of them. Robert Kiyosaki

As a parent, education is very important to the development of your child and the establishment of your child’s future. It can open doors for furthering their education and provide the quality of life you desire for them to have.

In the previous blog, “Never Too Young to Learn About Money”, it was highlighted that this young generation needs to adopt the discipline of financial management. I truly believe that by granting them this gift of financial prudence at an early age, they are  well on their way to financial success in every sphere of their lives.

Here are some benefits of teaching your children financial management principles at an early age:

  1. You will build a solid foundation for your children to build on. You can start them off by purchasing a piggy bank and teaching them about saving. It is a fun, creative way to peak their interest. In turn, their curiosity about financial management will increase.
  2. Budgeting is a very important practice to adopt. By giving them strong budgeting strategies, they are better equipped to handle their financial matters, when they go off to college, start to work and eventually get married.
  3. By teaching them to sleep on certain purchases and delay gratification, for example, they will become content with what they have. Also ensuring them they don’t need to get rich quick, will teach them about contentment as well. By avoiding “get quick rich” schemes, they are guaranteed to be financially stable.
  4. You can learn from each other.  As you instil these principles into your children, you will be amazed at how they uniquely view financial management. They may very well see something that you may not have been seeing. In turn, you will be motivated to continue to set or set an excellent example for your children to follow.

Today, some, I am afraid to say, simply do not want to take full responsibility for the current state of their monetary affairs. By teaching your children to make wise decisions with their finances, you will enable them to rebuild their countries’ economies in the long term.  This future generation, our nation builders, can be the ones to change the financial landscapes of many nations, with one wise, financial decision at a time.

Start teaching your child the importance of financial prudence today!

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Never Too Young to Learn About Money

Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They’re both important and schools are forgetting one of them. Robert Kiyosaki

The season for exams is upon us and many of you are studying really hard to ensure you do well. I am a strong advocate for seeing our young people excel in their education and pursue their dreams. It is also my desire to see this young generation adopt the discipline of financial management.

Guess what? You’re never too  young to learn about budgets, savings and investments. The sooner you learn the better.

Here are some benefits of developing your financial management skills today:

  1. You will become knowledgeable of healthy financial practices. In the long run, you are guaranteed not to place yourself in financial ruin.
  2. You will become confident in implementing these financial practices. The more confidence you have, the stronger your approach will be to making wise financial decisions.
  3. You will know how to pick up on financial scams very quickly. There are many who would try to trap you because of your age.
  4. If you are preparing to go to college, having these skills will enable you to handle your expenses very effectively.
  5. As a future business owner, you will have the tools necessary for managing your business’ money successfully.

Why wait until you have a substantial amount of money to develop this skill? Start today. Find a mentor (parent, godparent, youth leader) who is willing to train you in this  area and offer you sound advice.

Remember, you are never too young to learn about money.

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