This section includes educational resources for educators and students of all ages. Resources include financial literacy curricula, credit card literacy programs, money management tools, and other tips to increase confidence with personal finance.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
360 Degrees has tips about how to teach your teen all about money.
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
ACT for Youth provides information to students and their parents about how to best manage their money.
The foundation is a non-profit organization that is devoted to improving people's lives by educating them on management of personal and corporate risk. The foundation provides free curricula, resources, and activities for teachers and student to increase financial literacy.
AnnuityFYI provides information about how to create a budget for youth.
California Department of Education
This is an electronic resource gallery for lessons to teach students to increase their financial literacy.
Banking on Our Future
Here students can learn all about the language of money and how to be financially responsible.
Coindexter Club is geared to children between the ages of five and twelve years old to learn about finances through means of a virtual world. Coindexter educates children on how to earn, save, spend, and manage money through fun games and activities.
These lesson plans educate children between the ages of 6-18 about the different aspects of building credit and credit card ownership.
Center for Student Credit Card Education (CSCCE) is committed to providing young adults with credit card literacy. The center hopes that by increasing awareness about credit it will prevent more young people from suffering the consequences of abusing credit cards. An interactive program is available online that allows students to learn independently.
Consumer Jungle is an interactive website dedicated to educating young people about personal finance topics by playing games, participating in contests, and submitting articles. Consumer Jungle hopes to increase financial literacy so that young adults can avoid credit card debt.
Daily Finance provides information on planning, saving, spending, and investing for kids.
Edutopia provides lessons for teachers to introduce kids to the world of money responsibility.
Education World’s We’re In the Money: Lessons for Teaching About Money gives teachers tools for teaching students about money.
Finance In The Classroom was developed by the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) and Utah Education Network (UEN) to create financial and economic concepts for each grade level. Lesson plans, activities, videos, PowerPoints, and other resources are available to facilitate effective financial education in grades K-12.
Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls (FLOW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young women and girls with financial skills so they can make smart economic decisions. FLOW provides programs, mentorship, and conferences that deliver economic literacy, asset building, and entrepreneurship skills.
How to Raise Financially Savvy Kids is a article that gives parents the tools they need to raise kids who understand how to handle and control their money.
Girls Inc Economic Literacy program provides young women with financial competence through education on earning, saving, and spending money. This program allows girls to develop critical skills to become financially independent adults.
Having it all: Girls and Financial Literacy is a research report done by Girl Scouts to understand how girls interpret money and how they should learn about it.
Hands On Banking is an online program that supplies free instructional resources for kids, teens, and young adults to improve financial skills. The lessons are in accordance with national educational standards for economics and are easy to integrate into classrooms.
Investopedia provides information on how to teach financial literacy to kids.
Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations committed to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth through educational standards and resources. Jump$tart hopes to adequately prepare the next generation for successful financial decision-making.
Kids.gov is the official portal for kids created by the US government and provides children, parents, and teachers with information and services from government agencies and academic institutions. The website provides a section on money management that includes videos, facts, and tips on how to save money.
The Mint seeks to guide young people and their families to be money smart so they can realize their dreams. This website provides expert advice, hands on activities, and creative resources on how to make financially sound decisions for a bright future.
Money As You Grow is sponsored by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability which provides age-appropriate financial lessons with corresponding activities. The lessons are written in kid friendly language to equip America's youth with the knowledge essential to living fiscally fit lives.
MoneySkill is a free online reality based personal finance course for high school and college students to gain a basic understanding of money management. The curriculum discusses income, expenses, assets, liabilities, and risk management to allow students to assess how these concepts affect their daily lives.
Money Smart for Young Adults was developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and is aligned with economic educational standards for all fifty states. The curriculum target youth ages twelve through twenty to learn the basics of money sense, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions.
MyMoney is the US government's website devoted to educating all Americans about the basics of finances. The website's youth tab provides information, fun facts, and games intended to help the next generation plan for the future.
National Endowment for Financial Education
NEFE’s financial workshop kits provide money management tips for taking control of their finances.
National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) is an independent organization that provides practical financial education to people of all ages. The personal financial curriculum includes instructors' guides, testing, games, and other educational resources. The literacy programs are intended to prepare students to manage their own personal finances, prevent high school dropouts, and improve graduation rates.
The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) provides a financial literacy program that focuses on personal finance skills that are relevant to young adults. The program is organized with six topics that include planning, borrowing, earning capability, investing, financial services, and insurance. The High School Financial Planning Program provides a variety of forty-five minute lesson plans and a collection of online resources.
Practical Money Skills For Life is a program developed by Visa and leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to help students learn the essentials of personal finance. The website provides a wealth of information to educators interested in improving financial literacy including lesson plans and educational games for the classroom. This website not only includes lessons for children from pre-kindergarten to college level but also includes material for teaching money sense to students with learning disabilities.