Financial education resources and activities that can be done at home.
- 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.
- Are U Money Savvy?
Worksheet from Money Savvy Generation that introduces the basic concepts of money management.
- Official Money Guide for Teenagers
Guide for teenagers from the Money Savvy Generation.
- Budgeting 101
Worksheet that introduces basic budgeting concepts.
- Make a Budget
Helpful worksheet from the Federal Trade Commission.
- Monthly Spending Plan
Monthly spending plan worksheet from Money Savvy Generation.
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.
- Budgeting Basics
Article that talks about the basics of setting up a budget.
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.
- Reflecting on What’s Worth Saving For
Worksheet that walks students in determining what's worth saving for.
- Savings Rules
Worksheet that lets students determine their savings rules.
- Setting a SMART Savings Goal
Worksheet that walks students through setting SMART savings goals.
- Savings Calculator for Long Term Goal
Calculator that helps students save for a long term goal.
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.
- Tracking Income for an Artist Family
Budgeting activity and example.
- Your Paycheck
Article from the Federal Trade Commission that discusses paychecks.
What is Money?
- Once Upon a Dime
Learn the story of the growing economy on Planet Novus and focus on the concepts of barter, currency, and banking. Also available in Spanish.
- Functions of Money
Khan Academy video about the functions of money.
Debt / Credit
- Debt Slapped
Debt Slapped introduces college students to the realities of incurring too much debt.
- How are Credit Scores Calculated?
Video from PBS about how credit scores are calculated.
- 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.
- Using Credit
Worksheet that introduces the basics of credit.
- 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.
- ID Theft Worksheet
Worksheet that introduces to the realities of identity theft.