May 7th, 2008 by Mind Treasures
Do you think your character has any relationship with your finances?
Are you Purposeful (goals & objectives)? Are you Patient (saving)? Are you Responsible (borrowing)? Are you Moderate (balance & budgeting)? Are you Selfless (retirement)? Are you Reliable (credit)? Are you Courageous (business & investing)? Are you Punctual? (35% of U.S. FICO is based on this character) and the list goes on.
True Wealth & Prosperity can only be achieved by discovering and developing one’s hidden treasures:
âRegard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.â
Of course development of hidden potentials (virtues) must be complemented with learning and implementing various elements of local economy in daily financial activities.
While achieving financial independency is a commendable goal, improving the lives of millions of misfortunate people throughout the world would be a much higher accomplishment. Fortunately attaining such a high goal requires accumulation of various types of wealth; time, knowledge and material means and understanding their potentials. Furthermore, financial freedom becomes a milestone in a quest to make a difference in the world.
These are the basis for an innovative and global financial literacy program called Mind Treasures.
Mind Treasures’ programs (approved by the California Department of Education) combine character development with financial literacy, in order to raise a generation that is nourished soundly, to become financially independent in order to use wealth and prosperity for philanthropic purposes. Through these programs, attendees (kindergarten through retirees) learn to build a solid foundation in âsaving, investing, sharing and spendingâ by developing their key characters such as patience, responsibility, moderation, thankfulness, selflessness, generosity and truthfulness. This development is complemented by learning the goal setting, decision making, borrowing and budgeting processes. Furthermore attendees learn various elements of interest, credit, basic taxes and much more. While participants attain the necessary understanding of financial system during workshops, they learn how to implement and practice this knowledge in their daily financial life with the help of their mentor. Couples, families and partners become a unified team to reach common goals and objectives.
If you are interested to learn more about this program visit their website at www.mindtreasures.com
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