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The game provides a fun and interactive platform for teaching young people about the importance of saving and spending wisely. “Hit the Road” takes students on a virtual road trip across the country, and they must learn how to save and spend their money wisely to complete challenges along the More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Activity Website
Tags: Educational Brian Games
Date: 11/17/2015
This Toolkit is designed to provide caseworkers, independent living skills providers, congregate care providers, foster parents, and other supportive adults with strategies and resources to critically evaluate and improve their current approaches to financial capability. It is designed for those More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Tags: Foster Care, Transitional Living, Financial Capability, Youth, Young Adults, Integration, Credit, Taxes, Credit Report, Insurance
Date: 3/16/2015
Retirement may seem far away. But if you’re a federal civilian employee, you could be missing out on thousands of dollars in matching money from your agency right now if you aren’t contributing at least 5% of your salary to your Thrift Savings Plan account.  The TSP has launched the “Take FIVE for More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Tags: Retirement, Youth, Savings, Financial Literacy Month.
Date: 5/5/2014
The Make Your Path (MY Path) initiative provides disadvantaged youth with peer-led financial capability trainings, a savings account at a mainstream financial institution and incentives to set and meet savings goals. The program focuses on youth earning their first paycheck—a critical “teachable More information...
Audience: Teacher Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: youth, underserved, underserved youth, peer learning
Date: 6/5/2013
In a small a financial education pilot at Oh Day Aki Charter School in Minneapolis involving one teacher and about 100 middle and high school students, results suggest that that standard financial education materials can be adapted to benefit Native students in an urban setting, despite More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/4/2013
This article provides a brief overview of the field of financial education and explores some of the challenges and potential solutions. The author describes developments in the contemporary financial education movement since the 1990s and the background economic changes that stimulated its More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
This article provides a plain-language description of behavioral economics and the role of common biases in financial decisionmaking, and reviews ways in which the findings of behavioral economics can help structure financial education and public policy. More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
This article discusses the results of and lessons learnt from the Financial Opportunities Project (FOP), a comprehensive effort by the Center for Economic Progress identify, implement, and disseminate strategies for integrating financial services and asset-building opportunities with More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Tax preparation, Asset Building Service Delivery System, ABSDS, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA
Date: 3/7/2013
The United States Mint's website provides free educational resources for educators, parents, and kids. The site includes free educational resources including class activities, lesson plans, and information on how to bring coins into the classroom. For youth, the H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site is More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Curriculum Lesson Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This special edition of FDIC Consumer News is devoted to tips on money management for teens, including saving, spending, borrowing, protecting yourself from fraud and scams, and the benefits of keeping your money in a financial institution. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012