Many of my friends thought I was crazy to leave a great position at Google to help parents and kids learn about money. Maybe they're right.
Building a creative, engaging app to teach financial literacy to kids is challenging. But it's also important work.
Given that many schools aren't yet teaching personal finance in the classroom, I felt compelled to make this work my mission.
I founded Pennybox with a simple yet audacious goal: educate kids and families about money. Before I started coding, I spoke with hundreds of parents and asked them this question: Do you teach your kids about money and what are the results?
What I learned was surprising: while all parents thought that financial education was important to the well being of their children, few actively taught financial topics at home, or felt empowered or sufficiently skilled to do so.