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Financial Literacy

Below you will find a list of financial literacy resources for teachers, parents and children/teens. Many of the sites have games and activities geared towards ages 3-18. SCDCA makes these sites available to you in an effort to promote financial literacy at every age!

Kids (& Parents)

Budgeting/Saving:

  • The Mint - The Mint is committed to guiding young people and their families to be money smart and financially fit.
  • Federal Reserve Kids Page - Students will learn the benefits of saving, tips for saving, and the impact of individual savings on the overall economy.

Games/Interactive

  • TreasuryDirect KIDS - Play games that help you understand the importance of money management, saving and debt.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - This website provides information about the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
  • Practical Money Skills - To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program.

Teachers

Budgeting/Saving

  • Admongo - This Federal Trade Commission campaign aims to educate tweens (kids ages 8 to 12) about advertising so they can become more discerning consumers of information.
  • You Are Here - This site can be used to support lessons in critical thinking, language arts, writing, media literacy, business, civics, and social studies.
  • Practical Money Skills - To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program.
  • The Mint - This site is designed to help you teach 6-12 graders how to manage money wisely.
  • TreasuryDirect - Lessons designed to teach children about saving money and spending it wisely.

General

  • USA.gov - Find lesson plan, activities, and worksheets for your classroom.
  • Jump$tart: Reality Check - A calculator that shows you what income you'll need to live the life you want. It even gives you a list of careers that support your lifestyle.
  • Federal Reserve Education - The site provides information about the Federal Reserve and consumer education materials.
  • American Bankers' Association - The ABA Education Foundation provides financial education programs and resources that help bankers make their communities better.
  • FDIC - The FDIC’s Money Smart for Young Adults curriculum helps youth ages 12-20 learn the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions.

Games

  • LifeSmarts - LifeSmarts is an educational opportunity that develops the consumer and marketplace knowledge and skills of teenagers in a fun way and rewards them for this knowledge. The program complements the curriculum already in place in middle- and high-schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations.

Teens

Budgeting/Saving

General

  • Living Life Online - This site talks about living your life online through computers and cell phones.

Games

  • You Are Here - This site helps you learn key consumer concepts, such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams.
  • LifeSmarts - LifeSmarts, the ultimate consumer challenge, is an education and competition program that develops the consumer and marketplace skills of teens in a fun way!
  • Jump$tart: Reality Check - It’s a calculator that shows you what income you'll need to live the life you want. It even gives you a list of careers that support your lifestyle.