Financial literacy tools available for children

How soon should children be taught how to be responsible with their money so that they do not repeat the financial mistakes of previous generations?

“It’s never too early,” said Andrea Harrell, director of youth initiatives for the Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads in Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach. “The YCC teaches people ages 14 to 24 because this is the age group that watched their parents during the recession.”

Some Hampton Roads students are learning to take baby steps toward financial literacy a decade earlier. SunTrust Bank employees recently worked with Chesapeake Bay Academy kindergartners.

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