In a new animated series called “Secret Millionaires Club”, Warren Buffet teaches kids about money management. Buffet, who is one of the richest men in the world, says that this project is based on advice he passed on to his own children.
“Secret Millionaires Club” is a news animated series produced by billionaire Warren Buffet and kids entertainment producer Andy Heyward. In an interview to Yahoo! , Buffet explains that the project was born from the desire to “educate kids about financial matters. I thought the idea of using the power of cartoon characters to carry a message was a good one, as is teaching financial lessons at an age when it can help them”.
In the pilot episode, a group of kids sell a valuable baseball card with the aim of saving their local youth center. But because they lack the financial knowledge, they visit Warren Buffet and ask for his help. “In the process we form the Secret Millionaires Club, and have lots of fun adventures together learning about money and business”, Buffet says.
The lessons children learn from “Secret Millionaires Club” are lessons that Buffet has taught his own kids and can be useful to adults, also. Here are some of them:
• “The best investment you can make, is an investment in yourself.”
• “The more you learn, the more you’ll earn.”
• “Learn from your mistakes, and the mistakes of others.”
• “Great partnerships make any job easier.”
• “Fail to plan, plan to fail.”
• “With business as in life, get to know people before you judge them.”
• “It’s not just the outside that counts, it’s the whole package.”
As for the right age to start teaching kids about finances, the money guru says “it’s never too early”, as the difference between needs and wants, or the value of saving are concepts that a child is met with since day one.
The first series of “Secret Millionaires Club” has recently been released on DVD and is priced at $12.99 on Amazon.com.
Find out more on the project at www.smckids.com