Substitute cash for candy this Halloween

The countdown has begun; less than a week until Halloween! But, before you rush out and buy the expensive candy to hand out, the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) encourages you to substitute cash for candy.

Sounds a bit crazy, right? Well, maybe not. Kids get excited about candy, but they get more pumped up for cash.

By substituting cash for candy, you have the opportunity to teach kids about personal finance and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Health and financial wellness, although seemingly very different, are directly related. On average, healthier people earn more money, pay less in medical expenses and live longer.

Visit the NFEC’s website for more information and ideas on promoting financial literacy and the wellness of kids this Halloween.