Our organization runs a website for students interested in saving money on their education. We’re constantly creating new tools, and recently published a guide to college budgeting and money management. It’s filled with practical advice, including strategies for reducing costs on necessary expenses (housing, healthcare, food, etc.), support programs, and much more. It’s a great starting point for students interested in taking control of their finances.
The games teach financial concepts in a fun and stress-free way. Please note you have to ensure flash is enabled in your web browser to play the games. There are associated research reports on our website if the effectiveness data interests you.
EconEdLink provides Economics and Personal Finance resources for grades K-12. Teachers have the opportunity to search by topic or select ready-made lesson plans. Lessons are divided into grade level sections and also by subject including financial literacy, math and social studies. This interactive, easy to use site is an excellent resource for teachers at any grade level.
This site features an online game developed for middle and high school students. It gives them the chance to learn personal finance skills while completing against their fellow classmates. It includes a 21 lesson teacher resources guide along with the website. Students will address specific financial issues throughout the 16 missions.
NBC Universal partnered with the Council for Economic Education in providing resources for common financial decisions. From the basics, such as setting a budget, to buying a home or saving for college, this site outlines any questions you would have throughout the process. This is a great resource for teachers and parents alike.
This financial literacy guide can help everyone learn more, especially students in grades five through 12. The first section will provide some general information on financial literacy. The guide will then look at different resources for financial literacy for students in elementary school, middle school, and high school. Then it will list helpful personal finance apps that teach about financial literacy; how to budget, save and spend; and how to have fun doing it.
Ramp It Up is our gamified tool to encourage students to learn about and take positive action toward financial readiness for college. Here is an executive summary of an evaluation of the tool completed with support from the US Treasury.
U.S. News ran a nationwide survey of 1,427 college students who own credit cards, asking them about their credit card habits and knowledge. The results conveyed that many students don’t have adequate knowledge of credit cards and aren’t currently using best practices needed to build a strong financial foundation.
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