Monday, February 23, 2009

"Cash Flow" with Mike Farnum - A Financial Literacy Class/Game for Teens

Alternating Fridays 10:30am - 12ish
continuing on Friday, March 6*
Groton Public Library - Meeting Room (by Lounge)

Come check it out!
This program focuses on “financial literacy” with the foundation being a game called “Cash Flow” designed by Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. (See for more info.)

Having trained with Mr. Kiyoaski, Mike acts as an enthusiastic, well-informed Financial Guide, Host & Facilitator with the ability to communicate additional Real Teen World examples in a friendly & accessible manner.

The class functions around an ongoing & amorphous game of "Cash Flow" - a more realistic version of "Life"-meets-"Monopoly" with a touch of "Risk" - in which the players have a randomly-drawn profession with a specific set of income & expenses, based upon which they make ongoing fiscal decisions in order to get out of the "Rat Race" and achieve their personal goal. Real estate, stock & charity investments & contributions shift with the twists & turns of market and economy....

Parents are indeed welcome to learn along with their children.

A hearty handful of students played "Cash Flow" yesterday morning, with enthusiastic response and glowing reviews:

"Wait...! It's over already? That was waay too short!"
- F.P. After 2 hours of game play.

"That was really pretty fun!"
- M.P. Initially skeptical & reluctant participant.

* Times and length of schedule may shift slightly, but this is the current plan.

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