Susan Beacham is the leading expert on teaching children about money.
Susan Beacham is the founder and CEO of the multi-platform financial education company Money Savvy Generation. An award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, author, inventor, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Susan Beacham understands how to successfully teach children one of life’s most critical skills….how to manage money. In a world of increasing financial complexity, her passion is to empower children and young adults to take control of their financial lives and financial futures.
A sought-after speaker and writer, she is the inventor of the award-winning Money Savvy Pig® piggy bank which was named one of best new products of the year when it was introduced. It is also the centerpiece of the award-winning Money Savvy Kids® Basic Personal Finance Curriculum, a pioneering platform which uses age-appropriate instructional materials to teach kids about money.
Susan is the co-author of a four-part children’s book series on money, The Money Savvy Kids Club® as well as the personal finance series for young adults entitled O.M.G. Official Money Guide, with titles written specifically for teenagers and college students. She also created Savings Spree®, a fun, educational App for kids to help them practice their money skills.
Her books, curriculum, products and apps have received dozens of best-in-class awards from many important organizations that evaluate these media, such as Parents’ Choice Foundation, National Parenting Publications, USA Today, Business Week, Institute for Financial Literacy, Children’s Technology Review, Creative Child Magazine and others.
Susan founded Money Savvy Generation in 1999 after almost two decades in private banking and investment management complemented by considerable time teaching at the elementary level. The company develops innovative products to help parents and educators teach basic personal finance skills to school-aged children.
Susan is a former Board member of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Her financial advice has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, and many other national and local publications. Additionally, Money Savvy Generation’s financial literacy solutions have been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, The Jane Pauley Show, the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, Chicago Tonight!, CNN, NPR, Fox & Friends, CBC News, among others.