To give parents the tools they need to produce money-smart kidz.

 

Hello! My name is Kimberly, and I would love to take a few minutes to tell you a little about myself and how The Kidz Money Project was born. I grew up in suburban Dallas with two entrepreneur parents, so it was no surprise when I followed in their footsteps. I started my first business during my freshman year at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Throughout the years, I became a serial entrepreneur starting and operating several companies in various industries.

 

On the more personal side, I have a wonderful, supportive, and very understanding husband that puts up with all of my crazy entrepreneurial ideas. We have two adorable fur babies, a precocious Great Pyrenees mix, and a bubbly Golden Retriever mix, both of which keep us on our feet. While we do not have children ourselves, we love staying involved in our six godchildren’s lives. If we are not working, you can bet we are traveling or at least planning our next big adventure.

 

How did The Kids Money Project come about?

It wasn’t long after I graduated college that I figured out I had a unique learning experience when it came to money management. I was surprised to find that my friends did not seem to have the same understanding of money that I did. It took some time, but I finally realized that my knowledge of money was not something I learned in school, but at home. I then wondered why my friend’s parents had not taught them as mine had. That part of the equation took a bit longer to figure out. It wasn’t that my friends had terrible or uninvolved parents. It had more to do that no one had taught them money management. They were still figuring it as life rolled on, just like most.

I’m not sure why my mother was so enlightened or if she even realized that she was doing it, but I am so thankful she did. This knowledge gave me such a headstart in life and helped me understand how to plan for my entire life. I can’t imagine where I would be today without it, and because of that, I wanted to spread the word. I wanted to help parents realize what an incredible gift they could give their children by giving them this knowledge.

I do want to make it clear that I am NOT a financial planner or advisor and do not pretend to be. I am NOT selling any financial products. I am offering ideas, principals, and most importantly, a mindset that I think is vital for a healthy relationship with money and one to teach your children. I hope you find the information on this blog, workshops, and courses useful for educating your children on such an important topic. Please feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions, or advice for things you would like to see here.

For advice on the specifics of financial planning and financial strategy, I highly recommend seeking out a professional or multiple professionals. Be sure to do your research when looking for these professionals. Educate yourself as well on terms and some basic financial strategies. You do not need to become an expert, but it will help you in understanding their ideas and suggestions. This is your life and your children’s life, after all. Make it fantastic!

I am super excited about starting this journey and hope that I can change some lives, just like my mother changed mine. Thank you, mom!

 

 

 

* A Dave Ramsey certified Financial Master Coach
* B.A. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas