FOUNDER & CEO
Hi! 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 entrepreneurial 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). With a mind for business, all I had to do was find my passion. That epiphany came a few years after graduation.
Over the years after graduation and talking with friends about life, money, marriage, kids, etc., I soon realized I had a different relationship with money than most of them. While I had already purchased my first home and started a retirement account, most of my friends were just trying to figure out how to pay the rent. I didn't understand it. These were all highly intelligent individuals who had either graduated from college or soon would be. How could our money skills be so different?
It took some time, but I finally realized that my money education had not come from high school or college; it had come from my parents (mainly my mother). So the questions arose, why didn't any of my friend's parents teach them about money?
That part of the equation took me a bit longer to figure out. It wasn't that my friend's parents were terrible or uninvolved people, it was just the fact that no one ever taught them about money when they were growing up. They were still figuring it out as life rolled right on along, just like most people.
We spend 12+ years in school and more if we continue on to college, yet there is really no course work for money management unless you become a finance major. How is that possible? I'm not sure if my mother was so enlightened, or maybe she didn't even realize what she was doing, I don't know. I know that those life lessons gave me such an incredible headstart in life, I don't know where I would be without them.
It is this message that has become my mission and why I have started The Kidz Money Project. I want to help parents with tools to create money-smart kids, giving them the financial headstart they deserve. I want parents to understand what an incredible gift they can provide their children with this knowledge. I can't imagine where I would be in life today without it.
I want to clarify that I am NOT a financial planner/advisor, and I do not pretend to be one. I am NOT selling any financial products. I am offering ideas, principles, and, most importantly, a mindset that I think is vital for a healthy relationship with money and one to be sure to teach your children. I hope you find the information useful for educating your children on such an essential topic. Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or advice for things you would like to see here.
A Dave Ramsey certified Financial Master Coach
General Lines Agent, Texas (Lic No. 815321)
B.A. Psychology, Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
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