Teaching Money Matters

Let us help you help your children prepare for their financial futures



Deanna Schwartzman and Deanna Suckow are the originators of this Web site.  They are also retired teachers, as well as parents and grandparents.

Deanna Schwartzman is a retired teacher with 25 years of experience teaching both regular and special education children.  In recent years since her retirement, Deanna has been involved in researching financial literacy in this country.  As a result of her findings, she wrote two books which she co-authored with Deanna Suckow.

Deanna lives in the center of Long Island in New York State.  Her family consists of her husband Ted, two sons, two daughters-in-law and 4 grandchildren ages 8 months to 6 years.  Three grand dogs round out the family.  Her grandchildren have served as her motivation and inspiration to research solutions for teaching children to become financially literate and capable of managing their own future finances.  As a result she wrote and co-authored with Deanna Suckow two books and one companion workbook.

Deanna Suckow lives on the south shore of Long Island, New York in the hamlet of Sayville with her husband Bill. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law and 6 grandchildren.  Deanna recently retired after being a Special Education Teacher for 30 years on Long Island.

Working with elementary students and raising three sons, Deanna became aware of the need for children to become more financially literate in order to secure their futures financially.  With the addition of 6 grandchildren, ages 7 months to 13 years and the state of the present day economy, she became motivated to join her long time friend  Deanna Schwartzman to co-write Teaching Children Money Matters, A Resource Guide for Parents, Grandparents, Teachers and Students.  Together they wrote its companion book, What Every Preteen, Teenager and Young Adult  Needs to Know to Avoid  Credit Card Debt (21 statements that may change how younger generations handle money to secure their financial futures.) They also wrote the Money Management Manifesto.  This is an interactive workbook experience to encourage teenagers and young adults to make money management a part of their  own lifestyles.