Susan Beacham understands how to successfully teach children one of life's most critical skills....how to manage money. An award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, author, inventor, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Beacham’s passion is to empower children and young adults to take control over their financial lives and financial futures.
Susan founded Money Savvy Generation in 1999 with her husband, Michael Beacham, after almost two decades in private banking and investment management complemented by considerable time teaching at the elementary level. The company develops innovative products to help parents and educators teach basic personal finance skills to school-aged children and is a former Board member of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.
A sought-after speaker and writer, Susan is the creator of the award-winning Money Savvy Pigâ piggy bank which was named one of USA Today/Business Week's "Best Products" when it was introduced, and is the recipient of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award as well as the coveted NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Gold Award. It is also the centerpiece of the Money Savvy Kids® Basic Personal Finance Curriculum, a pioneering system which uses age-appropriate instructional materials to teach kids about the value of money. Currently, this program is taught in 27 states plus the District of Columbia. To address the ‘tween and teenage years, Susan also developed the award-winning basic personal finance organizer known as the Cash Cacheâ which has its own age-specific curriculum—Money Savvy Uâ. In 2011, she created Savings Spree®, a fun, educational App for kids to help them practice their money skills which received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a NAPPA Silver Award and was an Editor’s Choice by Children’s Technology Review. And in 2014, Susan and her husband Michael published O.M.G. Official Money Guide for Teenagers, a comprehensive personal finance book written specifically for teens which received the EIFLE Children’s Book of the Year Award and Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
Among the company’s media credentials, Susan’s award-winning syndicated column, “The ABCs of Money”, can be found at Parenthood.com. Her acclaimed financial advice recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and can also be found on Susan’s blog at susanbeacham.com. Susan is also the co-author of a children’s book series on money, The Money Savvy Kids ClubTM, which was selected for The Washington Post, Color of Money Book Club by Michelle Singletary and won the coveted EIFLE Retail Book of the Year Award for excellence in financial literacy education. Additionally, Money Savvy Generation's financial literacy solutions have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, Right On The Money! (a nationally syndicated PBS production), The Jane Pauley Show, CBS Evening News, and most recently Dr. Phil, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight!, CNN, WGN Chicago, NPR and Fox.
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