Do your kids have the money skills to navigate the real world?

Want to boost your financial savvy?

Enroll in Startup Smart Kids "Financial Literacy 101."

Developing smart money habits is essential. As early as middle and high school.

Our comprehensive program teaches essential knowledge, skills and mindsets: 
  • Avoid debt traps.
  • Make and follow your own budget.
  • Set financial goals.
  • Save & invest to meet them.
Financial success is a journey. Starting kids off as adolescents will empower them to make smart decisions now, and well down the road. Isn’t giving them a lifetime of financial skills worth it?

‚ÄúI wish Startup Smart Kids was around when I was a kid. I would have learned early on how to truly manage my money, and invest.‚ÄĚ - Pam Thompson


  • A new video module will be released every other week. Watch it whenever you want.
  • Active learning exercises to reinforce and apply the learning.
  • Monthly live group Q & A sessions with course instructors hosted on Sundays.

Students who took the course were more likely to save 38% of their pocket money each week.



At Startup Smart Kids, we take great pride in our team of expert instructional designers & teachers, all of whom possess comprehensive backgrounds in entrepreneurship, business, and finance.

Our esteemed faculty…

  • Earned BAs and PhDs from the world‚Äôs most prestigious institutions:
  • Provided expertise as consultants at global leader:
  • Gained experience as entrepreneurs, company founders and business leaders, including at:
  • Earned high ROIs as professional investors, including at:

Our instructors are dedicated to empowering young minds with the knowledge and skills needed for financial success. With their expertise and passion for teaching, they create a dynamic learning environment where young adults can thrive and develop the right understanding of personal finance.


Introduction to Financial Literacy 101


Module 1:  Intro to Saving and Investing

  1. What is Money
  2. Saving Money for Different Goals
  3. The Effect of Daily Habits
  4. Saving + The Power of Compound Interest

Module 2:  Budgeting

  1. What’s a Budget, and its Value
  2. Creating a Personal Budget
  3. Additional Budgeting Advice
  4. Use Budgeting Tools
  5. Set up an ‚ÄúAutomatic Savings & Investment Plan‚ÄĚ

Module 3:  Loans and Debt

  1. Potential Benefits & Pitfalls of Loans
  2. Good vs. Bad Debt, & How to Avoid Debt Traps
  3. Credit Scores
  4. Credit Cards
  5. Student Loans to Invest in Education

Module 4:  Investing

  1. Introduction to Investing and Main Asset Classes
  2. What Makes a Good Investment
  3. Psychology (Cognitive Biases & Tendencies) in Investing

Module¬†5:¬†¬†Investments I ‚Äď Review of Most Popular Assets

  1. Stocks
  2. Bonds

Module¬†5:¬† Investments I ‚Äď Overview of Most Popular Options

1. Savings/Checking/Money Market accounts
Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
2. Bonds
3. Stocks
4. Mutual Funds
5. Individual
6. Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

Module¬†6:¬† Investments II ‚Äď Mutual Funds

Module¬†7:¬† Investments III ‚Äď Alternative Investments

1. Real Estate
2. Private Equity & Venture Capital

Module 8:  Asset Allocation

1. Time Horizon
2. Risk

Module 9:  Financial Planning & Goal Setting

1. The Importance of Financial Goals
2. Steps in Creating a Financial Plan

Module 10:  Creating Your Portfolio and Action Plan

1. Creating Your Portfolio
   -  Choosing One or More Mutual Funds
2. Creating Your Action Plan

Program Features


To ensure an engaging and effective learning experience, our program offers the following features:

Interactive Lessons

Make learning about personal finance exciting and enjoyable with our interactive lessons.

Real-World Applications

Enhance understanding of the practical application of financial concepts through real-life examples and case studies, and active learning activities.

Live Q&A Sessions

Participate in interactive Q&A sessions that offer the chance to engage directly with instructors and peers, ask questions, and deepen understanding.

Progress Tracking

Stay updated on the course progress and celebrate achievements as one advances in the journey of financial literacy.

Engaging Learning Platform

Experience a user-friendly and immersive learning platform that enhances the overall learning experience.

Society Falls Short in Arming Kids With

the Personal Finance Skills Necessary in Life


After high school, many young adults find themselves ill-prepared to budget effectively, avoid debt (or manage it responsibly), and to plan, save & invest for the short-, mid- and long-term.

Children can, and should, learn all about money from an early age. They need:

  • A comprehensive, in-depth education in personal finance.
  • Taught by the right people, in the right way:
    • Experts¬†need to teach them the most important lessons‚Ķ
    • using best practices of active learning that ensure kids truly learn & remember‚Ķ
    • and actually transform their everyday behaviors.

This is how Startup Smart Kids instills essential knowledge, skills & mindsets, and positively impacts their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Trusted by:



‚ÄúThank you, Mummy [for signing us both up].¬†¬†EVERYBODY should take this course.‚ÄĚ
- Sebastian Akinla, freshman majoring in entrepreneurship at
Babson College
“This Startup Smart Kids program is great.... It helps [kids, and parents] put the learnings into practice. The lesson videos were easy to understand, I was able to
speak directly to the instructor [for live Q&A], and the quizzes [and active learning activities] helped me discover things I didn't know.¬†I hope to live free from the pain of money in the future.¬†Thank you for this great course.‚Ä̬†
- Yayoi Kennedy, parent who took the course too
"Working with Startup Smart Kids is a breath of fresh air. The instruction is intentional and geared towards shaping a young entrepreneurial mindset and building a foundation for financial literacy."
- Morgan Smith, Director of Auxiliary Programs -
St. Edward's School
"I learned things I had never heard about. Thank you, thank you for this class. I am going to do this! I am going to save money and start a business of my own."
- Johnny, high-schooler living in a homeless shelter
"I enjoyed learning about various financial topics such as compound interest, saving and entrepreneurship. This course really opened new horizons for me, such as business and investing. I am now starting a business and putting money into investments/index funds."
- Cov Kennedy, middle school student

‚ÄúAs a parent of a teenager, I always worry about my¬†daughter's financial future. I don't want her to end up in debt¬†like me. I wish¬†Startup Smart Kids¬†was around when I was a¬†kid. I would have learned early on how to truly¬†manage my money, and invest. I am so grateful to Robert and¬†Angel for teaching such a needed life skill course.‚ÄĚ
- Pam Thompson, parent

‚ÄúTaking¬†Startup Smart Kids...helped us plan our daughter‚Äôs financial future. Thank you.‚ÄĚ
- Desiree Sanchez-Meineck, parent who took the course too
‚ÄúI learned so much!¬†(I particularly loved learning all about compound interest:¬† it was crazy to me that saving $1 a day can eventually turn into a $Million!)¬†I don't know why Startup Smart Kids‚Äô life-changing information isn't being taught to me and my peers in school.‚Ä̬†¬†
- Maggie Twadorski, HS Junior

Wealth-building begins early, so invest in your kids' financial future today¬†‚ÄĒ¬†give them the tools they¬†need¬†now to succeed throughout life.

Enroll in Startup Smart Kids’ Financial Literacy Course and witness the growth and confidence that comes from mastering essential financial skills. Let us join hands in shaping a generation of financially-savvy young adults who are prepared to thrive in an ever-changing economic landscape.


Choose a Plan That Is Right For You


  • A new video module will be released every other week. Watch it whenever you want.
  • Re-watch or review materials for up to 180 days.
  • Active learning exercises reinforce and apply the learning.
  • Monthly live group Q & A sessions with course instructors are hosted on Sundays.




  • A new video module will be released every other week. Watch it whenever you want.
  • Re-watch or review materials for up to 180 days.
  • Active learning exercises reinforce and apply the learning.
  • Monthly live group Q & A sessions with course instructors are hosted on Sundays.

The course is practically FREE for you when you enroll your child.