Financial literacy
for kids made easy

Financial literacy course for kids

MoneyTime is an online financial literacy program for South African children ages 10 to 14.

School program

MoneyTime’'s financial literacy lessons have been used and enjoyed by over 700 schools and 60,000 students. We make it easy for you to teach financial literacy. 

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MoneyTime is perfect for use as a homeschool financial literacy curriculum. The program combines lessons with a money management game that makes learning fun.

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Home use

MoneyTime makes it easy for parents to give their children the financial education they deserve using an online program that teaches kids everything they need to know about money. 

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Financial literacy program for kids

Teaching financial education in schools

As a parent, it’s normal to want your child to be better off than you, to succeed, to thrive. MoneyTime can help you make that a reality by giving your child the tools and information to make wise financial decisions from a young age.

Financial literacy is one of the most important life skills you can give a child, yet it is often neglected. Children complete school and enter the adult world of work and money without understanding how to make their money work for them.

The result? We have thousands of young people in South Africa who are stuck in poverty, struggling to survive, living to work instead of working to live. The only way to change this is to empower everyone with financial literacy that is relevant to the challenges in South Africa.

Teaching financial education in schools

Wondering where to start when it comes to teaching YOUR kids about personal finance? MoneyTime is the answer. Our program will give your children an excellent financial education, teaching them everything from employment, rental properties, to investments and business basics.

The program is online and self-taught, so you don’t need to be an expert on the subject or do any admin. Simply set up your account and your kids can start learning!

How MoneyTime works

MoneyTime explained

Personal finance lessons

30 Personal
finance lessons

MoneyTime lessons are only 30 minutes each and cover a wide range of money lessons including employment, job application, career choice, banking, property purchase, investing and business basics.

Personal finance lessons for children

13 Bonus application

Additional to the 30 student lessons, there are 13 parent child lessons. These are designed for students to complete with a parent or trusted adult. They are optional but highly recommended as they help to put learning into real life context.

Money game for kids

Money management

Lessons are combined with a fun money management game. The game lets children try out the strategies they’ve learnt in the program to grow and manage their money.

Proven by thousands of students

Teaching financial literacy in schools

MoneyTime has been tried and tested by over 60,000 students in more than 700 schools in New Zealand where the product was developed. The program has been customised for the South African market by our South African team to ensure it is 100% relevant. 

Regular assessment through-out the program reveals a 44% increase in knowledge across all students, which is exceptional for any teaching resource. 

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What Teachers are saying

The kids are totally into it and very highly motivated. From a VERY low baseline of knowledge, they’re now bandying words like mortgage and interest and investment like old hands. Best of all, they’re seeing in a very graphic and understandable way how money works and how it grows. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to use this excellent program.
David Mackenzie, Teacher

We absolutely loved using MoneyTime! We found it to be an engaging and undeniably beneficial learning experience. All of our parents loved it too.
Taylor McGrath, Teacher

My students are really enjoying using the program and bug me to unlock the next modules. They particularly like the mix between real world contexts and the Maths.
Imogen Warren, Teacher

Learning through play

money game for children

Money game for children

MoneyTime includes a fun money management game as part of the course. Children are rewarded with virtual money within the game for answering questions correctly and can then decide how to spend it. They can shop at virtual stores, donate, or invest in further education and property that will increase their long-term wealth. In this way, MoneyTime teaches your kids how the consequences of their financial decisions work without the real-life pressure, risk, or fear of failure.

Why teachers and parents love MoneyTime

financial literacy lessons in school

Easy to set up

Getting started is easy! Kids simply create an online account. No webinars, no class lists, - no hassle.

Fun for children

The program is highly interactive with children answering questions and solving equations throughout. They can unlock ways to spend their money and are rewarded with awards, certificates and potentially a place on the leader board.

Easy to fit in into your timetable

Lessons take only 30 minutes each so they be easily completed during class, after school, or at home. MoneyTime is online so kids can connect a laptop, notebook or tablet to complete it on the go.

No financial knowledge required

MoneyTime does all the teaching for you, so you don’t need to be a financial expert. In fact, you don’t need to have any financial knowledge at all. MoneyTime will do the teaching for you.

Child on laptop doing financial literacy course

What makes MoneyTime so good?

Self directed learning

Independent learning

You don’t have to do any preparation. MoneyTime will lead children through the learning process independently so no parental knowledge is required.

Money game for children

Learning through play

Children learn practical money skills while playing the money management game. The money game ensures they remain engaged and enjoy the learning process.

Teaching kids about money


Children learn practical money skills while playing the money management game. The money game ensures they remain engaged and enjoy the learning process.

Financial literacy curriculum


Children learn practical money skills while playing the money management game. The money game ensures they remain engaged and enjoy the learning process.

International Financial Literacy Awards

EIFLE Financial literacy award winner logo
HundrED Award logo
Money Awareness and Inclusion Awards winner

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