Nebraskan Children Get Tortoise Buffett Savings Tips
Children’s author New Zealander Lucas Remmerswaal took his Warren Buffett-inspired financial literacy campaign to Nebraska recently as part of an international promotion which has taken the Whangarei man to the Frankfurt Book Fair, Turkey, on an east-to-west tour of the US as well as stops in Indonesia.
Remmerswaal’s three books teach children about the habits of American business magnate Buffett and provide basic lessons about money, setting goals and entrepreneurship.
Students at Spring Lake Magnet Center in Omaha read his children’s book, The Tale of Tortoise Buffett, on the school’s Smart Board and quizzed him about the writing process. They tried out the mobile app that lets them interact with the story on their notebook computers.
At Christ Lutheran School in Norfolk, Nebraska, reading teacher Lisa Guenther said the students were full of questions.
“[Remmerswaal] has such enthusiasm. He really believes that we need to be teaching economics and saving in the schools,” Guenther said.
His organisation, 13 Habits of Financial Literacy, has given 10,000 books to children over the years.