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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.
Visa and Marvel Entertainment teamed up to release two exciting educational comic books, which teach young people about personal finance. The comics, Avengers Saving the Day and Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket’s Powerful Plan, combine Marvel’s iconic super heroes with Visa’s financial literacy expertise to introduce young readers to fundamental money management concepts in an entertaining and engaging way. The new Guardians of the Galaxy is available in the U.S. and in 16 regions worldwide.
One of the best things about having your own money is that you get to choose how to use it. Whether you get a weekly allowance or get paid for walking your neighbor’s dog, your first step in handling your money well is to think about short-term and long-term goals. Then make a plan to reach them. It takes a bit of practice to master your money, just like it takes time to learn to ride a bike. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll be ready to tackle all sorts of money twists and turns. In this money guide, you’ll learn to earn, save, budget, spend, borrow, protect and give.
FCNB’s Financial Literacy Tools and Resources for Parents and Teachers
The Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) believes informed consumers are better able to protect themselves from frauds and scams and to make decisions that improve their financial well-being. It offers educational materials and online tools on a wide range of topics, including Make it Count!, a free program for both parents and teachers that provides hands-on activities, practical tips and lesson plans to make talking about money fun and easy. Youth and adults alike can also play Fortune, our interactive web-based trivia game that allows users to test their money smarts, compete against other players and challenge their friends.
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