The popular free money management service now offers children the chance to learn financial responsibility at a young age.

The popular free financial management service Mint has announced the launch of a new program designed to educate middle school students on various important basic finance matters, specifically on personal finance and finance management. TechCrunch reports:

For example, the program teaches children the concept of compound interest with real-life math problems, and encourages children to set goals and budgets with their own current work opportunities (i.e. babysitting).

Mint says the curriculum will be expanded to 30,000 classrooms nationwide early next year. Considering the state of the economy and credit, teaching children financial literacy and sounds personal finance practices at an early edge is an incredibly important initiative. In terms of branding, this is a big win for Mint, which can start building awareness of its tools among students at an early age.

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