Financial Literacy


Personal Finance Tools
Financial education resources for all ages.

This resource is a series of financial education videos created for teenagers by teenagers. Middle and High School students will receive the most benefit from the program, but the lessons cover topics for all ages. These lessons are updated all the time, so you will find the most current information out there to give you deeper understanding of what is going on in the world of finances.

Greenpath Learning Lab The Greenpath Learning Lab offers a series of courses, covering the basics of personal finance. Use these courses to become better prepared to manage your money, make knowledgeable financial decisions, improve your credit, and achieve your financial goals.

Helpful Links

Web Links: Wisebread, Money as You Grow, BalanceTrack: Teens and Money, Learning About Money: Resources for Kids, The Simple Dollar

Books: Financial Literacy for Teens by Chad Foster, Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey


Teacher Resources
A Teen's Guide to Economics and Saving Money A compilation of articles and practical suggestions on teen employment, saving for college, teen budgeting, and more.
National Endowment for Financial Education The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is a private, nonprofit, national foundation with resources dedicated to improving our financial well-being.
Jump Start Coalition The Coalition’s objective is to encourage curriculum enrichment to ensure that basic personal financial management skills are attained during the K-12 educational experience.
Financial Literacy Education Commission This Government Commission coordinates educational materials from across the spectrum of federal agencies that deal with different financial issues and markets.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling This site promotes the national agenda for financially responsible behavior and builds capacity for its Members to deliver the highest quality financial education and counseling services.
Katrina’s Classroom Katrina’s Classroom: Financial Lessons from a Hurricane is a four-chapter, DVD-based curriculum that teaches students about financial responsibilities such as budgeting, banking, savings, and wise use of credit.
Federal Reserve Financial Education Here you can find links to instructional materials and tools that can increase your understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education.
Money Talks This is a resource for teens filled with surveys, quizzes, games and ideas. Topics include shopping, saving, credit, and managing accounts.
MoneyAndStuff This website offers free activities for teachers and parents to get kids thinking financially.

Classroom Warm-Ups for Teachers

Get your students thinking clearly before class begins with some fun financial activities. Activities are 5 to 10 minutes long and can be used to help introduce a new topic or review a “mastered” topic . If you have students that keep a journal, be sure to check out the financial journal entry questions to get them thinking like financial masterminds.

Wants and Needs 
Using Currency 
Making Change 

Check Register 
Check Writing 
Journal Entry Questions

High School 
Journal Entry Questions