There are so many fabulous financial literacy resources available today that I just had to build a page for you. Check out these amazing tools. You can never have enough teaching resources as far as I’m concerned!
FINANCIAL LITERACY – GENERAL NON PROFITS
Jumstart.org…The National Clearinghouse for all things financial literacy related.
National Youth Financial Educators Council (NYFEC) – The NYFEC specializes in creating holistic financial education services that serve youth on many levels. We are dedicated to increasing youth financial literacy through live financial education events, financial literacy curriculum, custom programs, educator training and online virtual learning centers.
Junior Achievement – Junior Achievement is a non profit organization that brings the real world to students through hands-on curriculum delivered by a trained classroom volunteer. Our programs inspire and prepare young people around the world for success in a global economy by teaching them the key concepts of workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) – The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is the only private, nonprofit, national foundation wholly dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans.
MyMoney.gov – MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 Federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices.
Financial Literacy Coalition Central Texas (FLCCT) – We are a non-profit organization that provides free on-site financial education for adults and youth throughout Central Texas.
Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy – The Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy aims to further education for youth and adults in areas of budgeting, banking, borrowing, maintenance of credit, spending, saving and investing.
Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition – In 1995 the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition formed to provide training on personal finance topics to public and private school teachers in consumer economics, family & consumer sciences, business, social studies, math, and professional technical education. In 1996 the Coalition expanded its efforts to include adult audiences.
New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education – The goal of the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education is to improve the personal financial literacy of New Jersey’s citizens by promoting the teaching of personal finance to people of all ages. The Coalition believes that all citizens of New Jersey must have the financial literacy necessary to make informed financial decisions.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy – 360 Degrees of Financial literacy is a national volunteer effort of the nation’s Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. It focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor—from children learning about the value of money to adults reaching a secure retirement.
Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) – AFCPE is the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. We’re a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to educating, training, and certifying financial counselors and educators.
Teaching Financial Education Group – The Teaching Financial Education Group’s critical objectives are the process that transforms information into knowledge used to help students learn financial literacy concepts. Knowledge implies something that is understood by the learner who can readily make use of new data to modify behavior. The application of the newly learned concept is the important link; without relevance to and by the learner few measurable behavioral changes would be noted.
Novadebt – Novadebt, A Garden State Consumer Credit CounselingSM organization, is a non-profit, financial management, social service agency. Their mission is to provide financial education to the public including free housing and credit counseling services to families and individuals in need. Novadebt provides exceptional counseling services that are available to the public regardless of income, financial situation, type of credit card debt or amount of indebtedness.
U.S. Dept. of Teasury Financial Literacy and Education Commission
The Financial Literacy and Education Commission was established under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003. The Commission was tasked to develop a national financial education web site (MyMoney.gov) along with a hotline (1-888-My Money) and a national strategy on financial education.
FINANCIAL LITERACY GAMES AND ACTIVITIES – ONLINE
The Money Game, of course!
Online Games That Teach Kids About Money from the Financial Education Clearinghouse.
Financial Soccer…from VISA
Primary Games – Math games online
I Know That – Online Multimedia activities for children
Prongo – Online games for kids
My Saving Quest – Simulated money situations. Ages 8-12. Very good site.
GREAT BOOKS, GAMES, SEMINARS AND OTHER RESOURCES
Kids Wealth and Consequences: Ensuring a Responsible Financial Future for the Next Generation by Richard Morris & Jayne Pearl.
Stagecoach Island – Stagecoach Island is an online virtual world created by Wells Fargo. You can explore the island and its hidden secrets, connect with friends and make new ones, and at the same time learn smart money management.
Snigglezoo Entertainment/The Money Mammals – Snigglezoo Entertainment’s award-winning “Money Mammals: Saving Money Is Fun” DVD, the first video created specifically to teach kids about the value of money, was recently highlighted by The Wall Street Journal as a great tool to teach financial literacy fundamentals. The DVD entertains and engages kids and parents via upbeat songs and a story line that illustrates the importance of saving money. The characters and content have grown into The Money Mammals® Saving Money Is Fun Kids Club, a premium youth marketing program available for license by credit unions nationwide.
Money Savvy Generation – At Money Savvy Generation, we believe in teaching money basics at a very early age. Getting in front of the behavior before it has a chance to set is the secret to creating a generation of money savvy, economically literate adults. We’re convinced that the key to wiping out excess personal debt among Americans lies in early childhood education. By giving our children basic economic literacy, we empower them to take control over their financial lives, and their futures. Money Savvy Generation develops and brings to market innovative products to help parents and educators teach kids the skills of basic personal finance. By using our award-winning products, children are empowered to take control over their financial lives, and their futures.
Knowledge Matters Inc – Knowledge Matters is the leading developer and publisher of simulation-based business and personal finance curriculums for high schools. Founded in 1997 by Peter Jordan, with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the company’s simulations have been used by over 1 million students in over 5,000 high schools.
It’s a Habit – The It’s a Habit! mission is to offer families, educators, trainers, and organizations wholesome, educational, entertaining, affordable, and easy-to-use tools and services that share strategic habits and important life skills like: getting in the habit of saving money, making smart money choices, setting goals, making plans, budgeting, etc. The purpose of these tools and services are to build and strengthen families around the globe regardless of their social, ethnic or economic background. The organization publishes books, music, lesson plans, training guides and parent guides. It also conducts live, interactive autho