Kidrepreneurs

A BUNCH of kidrepreneurs will be spruiking their wares at a book launch next week that aims to get kids prepped up for financial independence.

Bunny Money author Lacey Filipich says the youngsters are great role models for their peers and she thought the launch of her kid-friendly book about investing and saving was the perfect opportunity to give them a showcase.

“I thought we really need to give these kids some recognition to encourage them to keep going and to evolve,” Filipich said.

“I believe the earlier we teach children how to manage their money the better, and supporting kids with an entrepreneurial spirit is important.”

• Lacey Filipich with her budding kidrepreneurs Holly and Ben Thomas and Stella Gray. Photo by Trilokesh Chanmugam

• Lacey Filipich with her budding kidrepreneurs Holly and Ben Thomas and Stella Gray. Photo
by Trilokesh Chanmugam

Holly Thomas and her brother Ben produce loom bands, and while she’s planning to donate any earnings from the day to a charity, he’s busily saving for his own computer so he can develop games.

Ms Filipich had an early start to investing after some prompting from her savvy single mum. She bought her first apartment while still in university and has already had a couple of mini retirements so she could travel while young enough to get the most out of it. Now she runs an investment school.

“I initially wrote the book as a giveaway for clients to pass on good saving habits, but it’s taken on a life of its own,” she says.

The kidrepreneurs showcase and book launch will be at the East Fremantle Yacht Club tomorrow, Sunday November 13 from 3 – 4.30pm.

by JERICHO FEATHERSTONE

200 x 110 Fremantle herald

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