Just yesterday I wrote an email to a new work colleague who is leaving early next week to visit Walt Disney World with his family. He wanted to know which rides and experiences should make it onto his “not to miss” list. I placed the Innoventions pavilions at EPCOT at the top of my hidden treasures recommendation, and pointed out that while they are often overlooked, they remain favorites to both of my children. Each building features a series of exhibits and activities sponsored by a variety of companies, each with a different theme. It is a place for kids to learn about everything from fire safety to recycling, all while having a blast in cool, air-conditioned buildings.
One of the exhibits at Innoventions West is The Great Piggy Bank Adventure®. This online game and interactive experience (which is so much fun that there’s always a short wait!) helps parents talk to their kids about money and good financial habits. T. Rowe Price conducted the Parents, Kids and Money survey and created what they call the Ease of Conversation scale. They found that parents find it more difficult to talk to their children about family finances and investing than dating, drugs, smoking, or alcohol. Given the current state of the economy and the number of people struggling to rebuild after making unwise financial decisions, it seems that now is a great time to help parents become more comfortable discussing finances with their children.
One Resourceful Mommy reader will receive a 4GB Ultra HD Flip video camera! To enter to win, please answer the following question in comments. It’s that easy!
– Why do you think it is easier for parents to talk about drugs and smoking than family finances with their kids?
This giveaway ends Friday, September 16th at 11:59 p.m. ET and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada age 18+. Good luck!
Disclosure: A gift card and the Great Piggy Bank Adventure-branded Flip camera have been provided courtesy of T. Rowe Price. T. Rowe Price is not involved in or responsible for the outcome of this giveaway. In other words, if you receive your Flip camera a little later than expected, it’s totally my fault. Also, all opinions are my own as always.
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