Our little ones are BIG SPENDERS!
Incredible as it seems, American children spend over 4 billion dollars of their own money each year. Yet how many of them know how to make a savings deposit, budget their money or plan for long-term goals? With so much cash to spend, kids aged 8-12 have grown into one of the most sought-after consumer markets in the country. Children are inundated with ads, pressured by over-indulged peers, and are even being wooed by credit card companies.
Turn those headlines of WOE into headlines of WEALTH
Economic downturns. Mortgage meltdowns. Plummeting stock markets. In every newspaper and TV sound bite, we are reminded of the dire financial challenges the world is facing… the world our children will soon be inheriting. Today perhaps as never before, it is critical that our sons and daughters develop sound money management habits, and the skills they need to build a secure future. It has been said that those who do not learn from the past are destined to repeat it.
Well, here’s a news flash: The Centsables are not about to allow that to happen to your kids!
Superheroes To The Rescue
The Centsables program was conceived to help children understand the value of money, and the ways it can impact their lives. This first-of-its-kind multi-media project, which features the adventures of six super-buddies. LEARN MORE ➞
On Today’s show…
Mark DiPippa, creator of The Centsables, a comic book themed, multi-media instructional resource for Financial Literacy Education and also an Animated TV series on FOX Business network — will be sharing with us fantastic tips to raising money-wise kids!
Christina Dunbar freaks her truth through creative expression and she’s here to show you how to take the stage in your own life story of healing and feminine bad-assery!
About Our Guests
Mark DiPippa has spent over 30 years in advertising and marketing. His full service advertising agency, DNA Creative, is celebrating its 20th year in business. Mark also owns an experiential and event marketing agency, On the Go Marketing. For the past eight years, he has devoted his time and agency resources to create the ground-breaking financial literacy program for kids called The Centsables. Mark’s advertising client experience includes top entertainment and financial brands. He has been the creative agency for Fox News Channel for 18 years. Other clients include Fox Business Network, AMC, History Channel, Sector SPDR ETFs and newly acquired energy billionaire Boone Pickens among others. It is the combined experience of entertainment and financial clients that gave Mark the background to produce an edu-tainment series to teach kids about money.
Mark has been married for 27 years and has three children. His twin boys will be starting college this fall and his daughter is a sophomore in high school. Eight years ago when his kids were in elementary school, they provided first hand feedback and helped form creative ideas for the series. Mark has a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Marketing.
Christina Dunbar is a poet, performer and badass mentor. She has gone from a quiet Good Girl to a woman who expresses her truth through art and helps others do the same. She is the creator of Freak Your Truth; an intensive program where women take the stage with their personal stories. Christina is currently in pre-production for Dirty Me Divine- a one woman show about healing shame around sexuality and the erotic within. Christina has been featured on the cover of Business Heroine Magazine, is a contributing professor at en*theos, and her poetry videos have been highlighted in popular on-line blogs such as Girl Talk HQ. You can find out more about Christina HERE ➞