When companies with female leadership have a 34% higher return on investment than those with few or no women (Motto), it’s more important than ever to move women into leadership roles within the business field. And it’s never too young to start! RIA Federal Credit Union in Bettendorf, Iowa hosted Cha-Ching Queens on Saturday, April 9 for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (girls in grades K-5). Girls learned about needs versus wants, saving for the future, and how to budget!
“I think it’s helpful for her to know the reality of life,” says Girl Scout Dad, Victor. “In life, there are wants and needs and it’s important for her to learn that as she grows.”
Girl Scout, Helena, demonstrated the differences between wants and needs when she determined that it’s more important to use your money to give back to others by donating to an animal shelter than purchasing video games and new CDs. Many of the girls made similar decisions to give back to others with the extra money from their “budget” during lessons. When groups were asked to decide what they would do with $100 all gave a portion to charitable organizations like Make a Wish and homeless shelters.
“Animals deserve as much love as we do,” explained Girl Scout, Hailey, on her group’s decision to donate to an animal shelter.
Girls also made smart decisions with that extra $100 dollars and allocated money to college savings and even a trip to Europe when their troop is in high school.
“If kids star...