Money Mammals





The Money Mammals have helped children and families everywhere learn to share, save and spend smart too since 2005. The award-winning “Money Mammals: Saving Money Is Fun” DVD, the first video created specifically to teach kids about the value of money, has been highlighted by The Wall Street Journal as a great tool to teach financial literacy. The DVD entertains and engages kids and parents via upbeat songs and a story line that illustrates the importance of saving money. The characters and content have grown into The Saving Money Is Fun Kids Club, a youth banking program available for license by credit unions, as well as the Money Mammals Live interactive show. Visit www.themoneymammals.com for more information.


  1. The Saving Money Is Fun Kids Club: The Money Mammals Saving Money Is Fun Kids Club is a customizable credit union youth member program that focuses on the relevant financial literacy issues of today and the future. The mission of the Kids Club is to get kids and parents to associate great money habits – and loyalty – with the many credit union partners who have licensed the club. The Money Mammals Kids Club attracts parents and kids, encouraging them to open credit union accounts that will start them on the right track towards a positive financial future. 
  2. Money Mammals Products:  Through the years, we’ve grown our product arsenal to include our DVD, a picture book, a family kit, financial literacy curriculum and more.  All of our products can be purchased in bulk and branded with your institution.  We’re also working on an iPad app of our book, which should be available this summer.  Stay tuned!
  3. Live Events: The Money Mammals can come to you to perform live before an audience of children and their parents.  Our events include a full puppet show production, a video display and audience interaction with host John Lanza.  Kids never forget these performances and leave with a strong knowledge base of important financial literacy skills, such as wants versus needs and delayed gratification. 


The Money Mammals are looking for partners for our credit union program and to sponsor live events in their communities.  We can help spread our financial literacy message through the Kids Club on a daily basis and also via large-scale performances with puppets, video and activities (we even do smaller-scale picture book readings or even interactive webinars for adults).


  1. The Money Mammals Tour Germany: This April, The Money Mammals had the unique opportunity to fly to Germany to perform live for hundreds of children stationed at United States military bases.  The events brought our message to an international level. When the concepts of financial literacy are presented face-to-face and the kids have the opportunity to interact with the show, it strengthens the impact.
  2. Financial Literacy Events In Schools: We recently visited two fantastic schools to teach young kids about sharing, saving and spending smart.  The Money Mammals gave a full live performance for grade schoolers at the Larchmont Charter School in Los Angeles and did an interactive book reading of our Joe the Monkey Saves For A Goal book – along with an appearance by Joe the Monkey – for nursery school aged kids at the ABC Little School in Northridge, CA.  Regardless of their age, the kids all walked away thinking about financial literacy.  
  3. Allowance Webinars: We’ve also been hosting a continuing series of allowance webinars aimed at helping families – especially parents – institute an effective allowance system.  These webinars provide the background on why an allowance system is important to use at home.  These webinars are available for institutional use, so contact us if you’re interested in offering one to your customers, constituents or members. 


Emily Smith, Marketing & Operations Mammal
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