Published in Southwest Michigan's Second Wave Media
October 16, 2014
|Christian and his father shopping, downtown Kalamazoo (Photo by Susan Andress)|
Stanley Steppes got his start in business at age 9. Now he's teaching children financial wisdom. Zinta Aistars reports.
Financial Literacy Partners of America, with Money Smart Kids an educational initiative Steppes has founded to inspire, motivate, empower and educate children on how to become entrepreneurs and to grow up financially wise.
Christian and Daddy Go Shopping, edited by Sonya Bernard-Hollins and brightly illustrated by Kenjji Jumanne-Marshall (who goes simply by Kenjji). Along with the book, Steppes sells colorful lunch sacks, T-shirts, greeting cards, a music CD, and kid-size wrist bands that read: “I am money smart.”