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November 18, 2015 14:30 ET

Refresh Financial Asked Kids How They Get Money; Their Answers Are a Message to Parents Everywhere

Cute Video Underscores Need for Financial Education at Home

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2015) -

Editors Note: There is a video associated with this press release.

To recognize Financial Literacy Month and underscore the importance of financial education, Refresh Financial sat down with six and seven-year-olds to ask them how they get money.

The results were amusing with "sometimes I find gold when I dig," "I would ask for it for my birthday" and "I don't know" among their answers.

While many kids seemed to have different levels of knowledge, the video of their interviews reinforces the need for parents to help their children understand money.

Refresh Financial's CEO, Michael Wendland, together with enRICHed Academy and Dragons Jim Treliving and Bruce Croxon, recently announced the launch of a nationwide financial literacy training program - Refresh FIT™ (standing for Financial Intelligence Training). The program aims to help adults learn basic money management skills.

"Most schools across the country do not offer basic financial literacy skills so it is very important that parents begin to teach children about money at an early age. Refresh FIT is really about empowering parents and families - especially those who are already financially vulnerable - by helping them understand their finances and make better decisions with their money," says Michael Wendland, who has made it his company's mission to make learning about money fun, accessible and interactive.

Refresh FIT™, available for free to all Refresh clients, focuses on the basic building blocks of financial empowerment - covering topics such as money myths, credit and credit cards, and budgeting; while providing insightful training on managing daily finances, building wealth, and establishing a personal brand. Participants get the chance to win prizes like iPads and travel vouchers just for completing 3-5 minute videos each week.

Those interested in registering or learning more about Refresh FIT™ can visit www.Refresh.fit or www.RefreshFinancial.ca.

About Refresh Financial

At Refresh, our goal is to provide Canadians with access to credit while increasing their financial savings at the same time. We provide affordable Secured Savings Loans to Canadians looking to build credit, savings and a brighter financial future.

To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZZ-oakqGzM

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