About Out Team
Wondering how this curriculum was developed?
- The first edition of All My Money was released in 1997, and revised in 2001 and 2005.
- More than 3,000 copies of the original curriculum were sold nationwide.
- Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Outstanding Educational Program Award for All My Money was awarded to the team of K. Chan, L. Crawl-Jackson, V. Fitzsimmons, R. Hardy, A. Lyons, and S.
Taylor in 2002.
- In the spring of 2013, the University of Illinois Extension consumer economics educators looked to revise AMM. They sent out a needs assessment to learn how low-income people manage their finances today, how agencies serve and
communicate with their low-income clients, and what those agencies look for in a financial management curriculum and training for staff.
Who is Cash Cat?
While working on All My Money, the authors had a brilliant idea. Money is usually an uncomfortable topic, and they wanted to make it more fun. They were challenged to create a one-minute money tip, and what better combination than cats and money! This was how Financial Fat Cat was born! From the Financial Fat Cat came the idea to use Cash Cat as our mascot and warrior of money. It was a purr-fect idea!