Some investment managers bid millions of dollars to have lunch with Warren Buffett, but kids will soon be able to benefit from his expertise for free through a new series of webisodes. The Secret Millionaire's Club is an animated series that features Buffett in cartoon form giving guidance on money matters to a group of kids. Don't expect lectures from the Oracle of Omaha; the interactive story lines are developed to keep kids' attention and inspire them to form healthy habits at a young age.
Buffett spoke with CNBC about the project, and while he's not the one writing the scripts, he believes in the importance of financial education and is lending his voice for free. He said:
If we can get through to some young people, say it's better to be ahead of the game than behind, watch out for credit cards, most important message is the best investment you can make is in yourself. Teach them if something is too good to be true it probably is. So if they learn those things the easy way through these stories early on it may save them learning the hard way later on.
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