This article from the New York Times at once tells us that financial education is absolutely necessary but largely ineffective. Here’s another article that paints a sharper picture: financial literacy as we have known it has been “both a failure and a sham,” and it points out the many attempts that many people & institutions make to try to get financially healthy. The havoc this has caused is enormous. It goes without saying that we, as a society, have a problem. And many people are looking to higher education to fix it.
We have the curriculum, method, and process to solve this problem and want to do so in partnership with colleges and universities equally dedicated to meeting this critical need.
Our financial literacy model is different. We teach that healthy finances come from a wellness perspective and that solid financial literacy is better when it is not motivated by pain. Here’s what we do differently:
- Connect people with their financial natures & the ways in which they innately value & relate to money and their other currencies for a fuller, more complete understanding of their assets, wealth, and health.
- Empower them to embrace their natures so that they don’t have to deny themselves in order to be financially healthy.
- Show students a clear, predictable, repeatable map to financial, (and personal & professional), wellness that includes near-term concerns like student loan debt as well as long-term dreams like financial independence.
- Give students the ability to connect to money, (and other currencies), as a power source to help them live their best lives rather than living under the power of money.
- Eliminate financial fear, avoidance, and reactivity.
- Help students develop a new language for financial growth & development so that they may filter out negative “hype” and remain focused on moving themselves progressing & evolving.
We can do this in a number of ways:
- Train faculty to teach in this way and supply curriculum & consultation.
- Teach classes, workshops, and seminars.
- Guest teach in existing courses.
- Co-brand new courses or workshops.
Collaborations & partnerships are created by both Currency Camp and our partners. Just as there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all financial approach, there is no single model for a collaboration. Each one is created to benefit and compensate all parties while providing critical education. Currency Camp is not affiliated with any other companies and does not sell products nor market to students or partners.