TalkingInClass.org started with a simple goal: Getting more money-smart grown-ups into classrooms to talk to kids about money.
We believe that by doing that, one grown-up and one classroom at a time, we can help kids make smarter choices about money when they get older.
You don’t have to be a polished speaker or an award-winning financial guru to help out. All you need is a desire to make a difference. This is about passion, not Powerpoints.
About TalkingInClass.org’s Founder
Matt Schulz, Founder & Chief Childhood Financial Literacy Advocate
Matt was inspired to start TalkingInClass.org after visiting his son’s 5th grade class to talk about credit and debit cards, which the class had recently studied. He was so impressed with the kids’ interest in the topic and their questions about it that he wanted to do more to help other kids around the nation. Thus, the idea behind TalkingInClass.org was born.
Matt is a nationally recognized personal finance expert, serving as Chief Industry Analyst for CompareCards by LendingTree. In more than a decade in the personal finance space, he has appeared in hundreds of media outlets throughout the nation, including NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fox Business Network and The Today Show. He also writes occasionally for other publications, such as Business Insider and American Banker, and has spoken at financial conferences throughout the country.
First and foremost, however, he is a husband and a father. He is a passionate believer in the importance of teaching kids the basics of personal finance and believes that one of the best ways to do that is to have more money-smart parents share their knowledge and wisdom with our children right in their classrooms.