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Financial Literacy Resources for Children

  • The Centsables
    A financial literacy program that helps kids gain real-life money management skills.

  • Common Cents (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)
    A quarterly article that provides teachers and parents with easy-to-implement lessons and activities for their students and children. They are written by a Kansas City Fed staff member who has more than 30 years of teaching experience.

  • Dream Big Resource Center
    Two family-friendly learning programs that teach kids four and up great money, goal setting, and reading habits!

  • Electric Money
    Electric Money is a two-part series produced for PBS by Oregon Public Broadcasting that explores how the digital revolution has completely transformed virtually every sort of financial activity over the last 50 years.

  • Federal Reserve Education
    This site contains links to a wealth of free educational resources, including curriculum, videos, booklets, research, newsletters, and interactive sites.

  • Financial Fables
    Entertaining stories that combine reading, economics, and personal finance into life lessons that feature "money morals."

  • Hands on Banking (El futuro en tus manos)
    Sponsored by Wells Fargo, N.A., this innovative, entertaining program includes customized instructions in English and Spanish for four age groups, from 4th grade through adult.

  • It All Adds Up
    Sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and the American Express Foundation, this site is for teens who want to get a head start on their financial future.

  • Learning the Value of Money:  Lesson Plans & Activities
    You'll find online or downloadable activities, games, lesson plans, and resources for parents and teachers about teaching children from kindergarten to high school about money.

  • The Mint
    Sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and the Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, this website is designed for middle school and high school students, their teachers, and parents.

  • Money Math:  Lessons for Life
    This supplemental middle-school math curriculum addresses mathematical concepts using real-world financial scenarios and can be used in math, consumer science, social studies, after school, and other programs for grades 7-9.  Topics include income, saving, taxes, and budgeting.

  • Money Savvy Generation
    This site offers products and services to help parents and educators teach money management basics to elementary school-aged children.

  • Money Smart for Young People
    The FDIC's Money Smart for Young People series features four free age-appropriate curricula that are designed to promote financial understanding in young people.

  • Once Upon a Decision
    A young girl makes decisions and considers her opportunity costs. Online course for ages 7-10.
  • Yes, You Can
    Yes, You Can is an education program from American Century Investments® that begins with the history of money and advances to the basic principles of money management and investing.

  • U.S. Treasury Kids Zone
    This site is a portal that links young people to U.S. federal government websites for kids including the Bureau of Engraving & Printing and U.S. Mint, among others.

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Financial Literacy Resources for Teens & Young Adults

  • AutoTown
    In AutoTown, you will get to "purchase" your first car and find out what it really costs.  Each of the stops in AutoTown will be similar to what you will experience in real life.

  • Banking Basics
    Published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, this 30-page publication answers many of the most common questions about banks and banking.

  • CNN Money - Money 101
    A step-by-step guide to gaining control of your financial life.

  • Dollars From Sense
    Sponsored by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, this site instructs young adults in the basics of personal finance and investing so they can make smart financial decisions during the early stages of their working lives and beyond.  Through rich media presentations and real-life stories, users learn the importance of saving for retirement, the dangers of credit card debt, important financial considerations in accomplishing their short- and long-term goals, and the basics of saving and investing.

  • Federal Reserve Education
    This site contains links to a wealth of free educational resources, including curriculum, videos, booklets, research, newsletters, interactive sites, and other Federal Reserve and non-Fed educational materials.

  • FIFA World Cup Financial Soccer Game
    Put your financial skills to the test with the new 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil-branded version of Visa's fast-paced, multiple-choice question game. The updated game, which features improved graphics and additional questions, tests players' money management skills as they advance down the field and try to score. Educators can use the study modules to help students get ready for gameplay.

  • Financial Football
    Visa and the National Football League have teamed up to help students across the country learn financial concepts with Financial Football. Students tackle financial questions in this fast-paced, quiz-style game which divides classrooms into two teams that compete by answering finance-themed questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.

  • It All Adds Up
    Sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and the American Express Foundation, this site is for teens who want to get a head start on their financial future.

  • Learning the Value of Money:  Lesson Plans & Activities
    You'll find online or downloadable activities, games, lesson plans, and resources for parents and teachers about teaching children from kindergarten to high school about money.

  • The Mint
    Sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, this website is designed for middle school and high school students, young adults, teachers, and parents.

  • Money in Motion
    The American Bankers Association has teamed up with Scholastic, the largest publisher of children's books, to produce Money in Motion, a financial literacy program designed to help teachers educate their students on basic financial skills.  Targeted to students in grades 7-12 and using reproducible handouts and problem-solving exercises, the materials cover a broad range of subjects.

  • Money Smart for Young People
    The FDIC's Money Smart for Young People series features four free age-appropriate curricula that are designed to promote financial understanding in young people.

  • Moneyopolis
    This site introduces you to Xerbie, a visitor from outer space who's stranded in Moneyopolis because he couldn't save enough money to repair his broken spaceship.  Help him get back home by answering questions in each section of the site and completing the game.  The site encourages kids to consider finding an after-school job, saving for college, and setting long-term goals while learning about the importance of community volunteer work.  Developed for grades 6 to 8.

  • MsMoney.com Inc.
    This site is dedicated to addressing financial issues from a woman's perspective by providing resources and information on online seminars and advice columns.

  • NEFE High School Financial Planning Program
    This NEFE site is managed and maintained by young adults.  It incorporates educational and informative content through fun animation and graphics.

  • Playbook for Life
    It's never too early to start planning for life after graduation, and now is a great time to begin!  The Hartford has been working closely with the NCAA to give you a jumpstart with the Playbook for Life website, a basic guide on personal financial planning.

  • Practical Money Skills for Life
    Sponsored by Visa, the Practical Money Skills for Life site is designed to help educators, parents, and students practice better money management for life.

  • Stretcher
    Find the answers to your money management questions through the hundreds of articles on topics such as banking, credit, debt, and finance.

  • Understanding Taxes
    Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, teens will learn how much they will earn after taxes from various summer jobs at this site.

  • Young Americans Center for Financial Education
    This site informs visitors about banking basics, how to calculate interest, and the cost of college.

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Financial Literacy Resources for College-Bound Students

  • Building Your Future FInancial Literacy Curriculum
    The Actuarial Foundation has released to U.S. high school and college teachers its Building Your Future financial literacy curriculum to help teens master the foundational elements of personal finance and to prepare for life on their own.
  • CNN Money - Money 101
    A step-by-step guide to gaining control of your financial life.

  • Debt.org - America's Debt Help Organization
    Debt.org includes information on financial well-being for people in all stages of life - from college, through buying or selling a home, and into retirement.

  • FinAid!
    This extensive site contains information on student loans, scholarships, and financial aid.

  • Financial Football
    Visa and the National Football League have teamed up to help students across the country learn financial concepts—with Financial Football.  Students tackle financial questions in this fast-paced, quiz-style game which divides classrooms into two teams that compete by answering finance-themed questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.

  • Playbook for Life
    It's never too early to start planning for life after graduation, and now is a great time to begin!  The Hartford has been working closely with the NCAA to give you a jumpstart with the Playbook for Life website, a basic guide on personal financial planning.

  • Understanding Taxes
    Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, teens will learn how much they will earn after taxes from various summer jobs at this site.

  • University of Nebraska Student Money Management Center
    The Student Money Management Center helps students develop ways to better manage their finances and make good financial decisions.

  • U.S. Bank Financial Genius
    Tools and resources to help empower you to make informed financial decisions, and create brighter futures for yourself and your future family.

  • U.S. Bank Student Union
    Tools to help you get the financial smarts you need to reach the places you want to go.

  • VideoCreditScore™
    With topics ranging from credit score basics to identity theft, VideoCreditScore™ provides a simple way to learn about a complex subject—through free online videos along with in-depth product reviews.

  • Young Americans Center for Financial Education
    This site informs visitors about banking basics, how to calculate interest, and the cost of college.

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Financial Literacy Resources for Adults

  • America Saves
    America Saves is a nationwide campaign in which a broad coalition of nonprofit, corporate, and government groups helps individuals and families save and build wealth.

  • The Beehive
    Developed by One Economy Corp., the Beehive is the place to go for information and resources about money, health, jobs, school, and family.  The site includes games and quizzes to keep it interesting.  Supporters include AOL Time Warner, Cisco Systems, and U.S. Bank, among many others.

  • CNN Money - Money 101
    A step-by-step guide to gaining control of your financial life.

  • Consumer Connection
    Sponsored by the American Bankers Association, this site provides information and advice on banking and personal finance issues, including preventing identity theft.  

  • Consumer Guide: "Free Credit Report" Imposters
    Be advised that only one website - AnnualCreditReport.com - is authorized by Federal law to provide free annual credit reports. Many websites that claim to offer a "free" credit report will upsell services and/or enrollment into a monthly subscription. You will notice that many of the same services are being promoted on different websites. These charts will allow you to see what providers are truly offering and at what cost, to help avoid signing up for more than you originally wanted. The following charts provide an in-depth look into websites offering credit reports and scores.

  • Debt.org - America's Debt Help Organization
    Debt.org includes information on financial well-being for people in all stages of life - from college, through buying or selling a home, and into retirement.

  • FDIC Quick Links for Consumers & Communities
    Information on bank closings, identity theft and privacy, financial education, banking tools and resources, consumer protection assistance, deposit insurance, real estate and housing, and community reinvestment and development.

  • FDIC Teacher Online Resource Center
    CFPB and FDIC are working together to help young people in America build skills for making financial decisions. We believe financial education has the power to help children and youth achieve their own financial goals throughout their lives. Here you will find materials and resources designed to help you in the classroom. To support you, we are also working with community partners and banks to help create hands-on programs, including youth savings accounts connected to financial education, for schools and communities. The resources here can help you answer your own questions about financial topics – and share that information with your students.

  • Federal Citizen Information Center
    Free and low-cost resources covering money and many other topics.

  • Fight Identity Theft
    The goal of Fight Identity Theft is to make you more aware of the risks of identity theft and to present clear steps you can take to protect yourself.

  • Free to Choose by Milton Friedman
    The classic economic television series, “Free to Choose,” is available online for free at The Idea Channel Web site.  The series does an excellent job of explaining economic concepts.

  • Get Smart About Credit Resource Center
    Whether you're in high school, college, the military, or have your first job - and you're thinking about getting a credit card - this American Bankers Association site will help you learn how to establish credit, maintain a good credit record, recognize when you're financially stressed, and protect your credit.

  • Hands on Banking (El futuro en tus manos)
    Sponsored by Wells Fargo, N.A., this innovative, entertaining program includes customized instruction in English and Spanish for four age groups, from 4th grade through adult.

  • The Mint
    Sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, this website is designed for middle school and high school students, young adults, teachers, and parents.

  • Money Smart for Adults
    The FDIC's Money Smart for Adults instructor-led curriculum consists of 11 training modules that cover basic financial topics.

  • Practical Money Skills for Life
    Sponsored by Visa, the Practical Money Skills for Life site is designed to help educators, parents, and students practice better money management for life.

  • Resources for Financial Educators

  • Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft
    Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. This IRS site can help if this happens to you.

  • Teach Children to Save Resource Center
    This American Bankers Association site will help you spotlight the importance of teaching youth about saving, budgeting, recognizing needs and wants, and how interest makes money grow.

  • VideoCreditScore™
    With topics ranging from credit score basics to identity theft, VideoCreditScore™ provides a simple way to learn about a complex subject—through free online videos along with in-depth product reviews.

  • The White House Consumer Hub
    The White House Consumer Hub's personal finance tools are here to help you make smart personal financial decisions and protect your hard-earned income.

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Financial Literacy Resources for Parents & Caregivers

  • Consumer Connection
    Sponsored by the American Bankers Association, this site provides information and advice on banking and personal finance issues, including preventing identity theft.  

  • Debt.org - America's Debt Help Organization
    Debt.org includes information on financial well-being for people in all stages of life - from college, through buying or selling a home, and into retirement.

  • FDIC Sponsored Financial Education
    Kids learn important money lessons from watching you earn, spend, save and borrow. The CFPB and the FDIC are working together to help better prepare America's young people to make financial decisions to achieve their own goals, throughout the stages of their lives. This curriculum offers exercises, activities, and conversation-starters on different financial topics, such as saving, setting financial goals, prioritizing spending decisions, and staying safe online.

  • Hands on Banking (El futuro en tus manos)
    Sponsored by Wells Fargo, N.A., this innovative, entertaining program includes customized instruction in English and Spanish for four age groups, from 4th grade through adult.

  • Kiplinger
    This site is an excellent all-purpose guide to finances and money management.

  • The Mint
    Sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, this site is designed for middle school and high school students, young adults, teachers, and parents.

  • Money Smart for Older Adults
    Money Smart for Older Adults is an instructor-led training developed jointly by the FDIC and CFPB. The module provides awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making.

  • Money Talks
    Money Talks is a newsletter for bank customers, published by the American Bankers Association and available to bankers free of charge.  Every issue is available in English and Spanish.  It contains practical advice, thought-provoking ideas, and age-appropriate activities for parents, grandparents, and other caring adults to bring money lessons alive for kids and young adults.

  • Playbook for Life
    Sponsored by The Hartford, the Playbook for Life offers a primer on credit, savings, investments, and insurance—the basics everyone should know to get on solid financial footing.  The site includes a free guide for parents with tips and resources for talking about finances with your son or daughter.

  • Practical Money Skills for Life
    Sponsored by Visa, the Practical Money Skills for Life website is designed to help educators, parents, and students practice better money management for life. Be sure to check out their awesome Calculators to assist you in exploring your own financial information in greater detail.

  • Smart Money
    From The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money is a comprehensive site that provides a wide array of financial planning information.

  • Understanding Taxes
    Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, teens will learn how much they will earn after taxes from various summer jobs at this site.

  • VideoCreditScore™
    With topics ranging from credit score basics to identity theft, VideoCreditScore™ provides a simple way to learn about a complex subject—through free online videos along with in-depth product reviews.

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