Information from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

At Home Financial Education for Grades 9-12

Financial education resources and activities that can be done at home.

Green Money


  • Financial Football
    Visa and the National Football League have teamed up to create Financial Football, a fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching them personal finance skills.



  • Cash with Draw - Making a Budget
    Introduces the concept of budgeting.
  • Moving Out
    This video from What’s Up in Finance? introduces Eddie Romero, a college student with an apartment, a nice car and a band. Eddie is struggling financially, and he wants to figure out how to save enough money to pay for a four-year university.
  • Budgeting Basics
    You can take a cue from George Washington by becoming commander in chief of your finances.

Printable Worksheets

Online Games and Activities

  • Determine Your Budget
    Interactive worksheet that helps students set up a budget.
  • Lights Camera Budget
    Lights, Camera, Budget! leverages the excitement around the film industry to teach students key personal finance concepts.


Goal Setting and Saving


  • Set Financial Priorities and Goals
    Dreams for the future? College? Buying a home? Traveling the world? Whatever your goals - priorities set the tone for your financial plan.

Printable Worksheet

Online Tool

Earning and Spending Money


  • Make Your Money Work for You
    This video segment from Your Life, Your Money highlights Min Lwin, an engineer and recent college graduate living in Chicago. Min discovers that he must deal with managing his finances as he lives independently for the first time.

Printable Worksheet


  • Your Paycheck
    Article from the Federal Trade Commission that discusses paychecks.

What is Money?

Comic Book


Debt / Credit


Online Activity

  • It Costs What?!
    In this interactive game students compare the cost that interest and fees can add to a purchase when the purchase is made using a credit card.

Printable Worksheet

  • Using Credit
    Worksheet that introduces the basics of credit.

Identity Theft


  • Is My Identity Safe From Hackers?
    You can never protect yourself 100% from identity thieves, but there are ways to make it harder for them! Here's how you can help protect yourself from identity theft.


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