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VIDEO: Friendly Game of Dodgeball

Some financial experts stop by the Boys & Girls Club to talk savings ... and smack on the dodgeball court.

Kids at the Boys & Girls Club Friday learned to dodge financial troubles … and balls.

Employees from several financial institutions stopped by the club to spread some “financial literacy,” and some love on the dodgeball court.

Christina Henderson, financial analyst with Merrill Lynch, said even the youngest students had really smart questions.

“They wanted to know, what is a bank and why do you go there and what’s a savings account,” she said.

They also wanted to know if there’s such a thing as a money tree – we wish! – and why are piggy banks always pigs?

We don’t know the answer to that one, but they definitely had some fun later with the Bank of America employees dodging balls and throwing a few of their own.

Eric Bergstrom November 17, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Oh my! Are you OK?
Penny Arévalo November 17, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Yeah, it's all good! Maybe we should have a "pelt the editor" day!
Barbara Smith November 19, 2012 at 08:19 AM
I love the idea of turning learning into games. I find it to be the most effective and efficient method to learning. It is so important to teach our kids the importance of financial responsibility. I wanted to share an e-wallet site that directly implements tools such as budgeting, saving and donating. They even reward positive behaviors such as reaching savings goals. http://kidsca.sh , check it out, it has opened the lines of communication between my kids and I as well

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