|Founder||Nikki Boulukos, Carissa Jordan|
|Press Contact||Alanna Weiss|
Launched in November 2020, Benjamin Talks is the Money Movement for the next generation. Through purposeful products and creative content (via social media and weekly newsletters), Benjamin Talks aims to educate, engage and empower today's children with the financial tools they need to thrive.
As young, fresh-out-of-college analysts at Goldman Sachs, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Carissa Jordan and Nikki Boulukos would have never guessed how their paths would converge nearly a decade later. After subsequent stints at J.P. Morgan and in the start-up world, respectively, Carissa and Nikki found themselves in the same Long Island suburb raising their young families. With their shared passion for finance, these two new mothers began to wonder how to talk to their kids about money. Carissa and Nikki quickly realized there was no blueprint to giving young children a financial foundation and knew that simply needed to change.
After brainstorming over countless playdates and post-bedtime conference calls, Benjamin Talks was born. As an ode to Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Talks pays homage to a Founding Father who was also a founding voice to the American approach to personal finance. In his well-known essay, The Way to Wealth, Ben Franklin’s pragmatic advice offers a timeless, yet relevant perspective on industry, work ethic and frugality. The Benjamin Talks team hopes to continue the critical conversation that Ben Franklin started, in an equally witty and approachable way.
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Piggy banks are a great way to get children excited about learning to save money. Here are the best banks on the market for teaching kids financial literacy—and having fun while they're at it.
A major upgrade from their porcelain piggy bank, this modern-looking unit has compartments with magnetic-latch lids to categorize the money they’ll spend, save, and — very importantly — give.
It might seem premature to teach a child the value of a dollar, but trust us: it’s never too early to start preaching about financial responsibility. One fun way to broach this topic is to buy your little one a piggy bank.
Your kiddo can keep their money organized in this bank, which is accessible for kids as young as 4 years old but sleek enough for teens (and beyond). This modern-looking unit has compartments with magnetic-latch lids to categorize the money they’ll spend, save, and — very importantly — give.
The Benji Bank provides children with an essential tool to help build their financial fitness. The bank promotes responsible spending, thoughtful saving, and purposeful giving in kids of all ages.