The Hit List aims to teach secondary school kid's financial skills in an engaging fashion, by encouraging what kids want and what they want to be, then helping them get there.
The Hit List gives kids access to an interactive online savings tool, plus tips and tricks, to help them get the things they want sooner. To use the savings tool they tell us what they want, when they want it and how much cash they have coming in and going out. We'll then help them create a plan to get it.
To help them bring their Hit List to life, they also receive their very own Hit List Mark, a visual representation that reflects each participant's savings behavior. The Hit List Mark grows and changes as kids work towards their savings goals, rewarding regular interaction and positive money management. The more a participant interacts, the more exciting their Hit List Mark becomes.
Further down the track we will introduce a community element where participants can learn from each other by seeing how many other kids share similar interests and how they save for what they want.
When we asked kids what was on their Hit List, most selected technology and games items including the Apple iPod Touch, iPhone and Nintendo DSi
When we asked kids what they wanted to be the most popular professions were teachers and athletes!