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Practical Money Skills For Life

Practical Money Skills For Life is a program developed by Visa and leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to help students learn the essentials of personal finance. The website provides a wealth of information to educators interested in improving financial literacy including lesson plans and educational games for the classroom. This website not only includes lessons for children from pre-kindergarten to college level but also includes material for teaching money sense to students with learning disabilities.

NEFE High School Financial Planning Program

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) provides a financial literacy program that focuses on personal finance skills that are relevant to young adults. The program is organized with six topics that include planning, borrowing, earning capability, investing, financial services, and insurance. The High School Financial Planning Program provides a variety of forty-five minute lesson plans and a collection of online resources.

National Financial Educators Council

National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) is an independent organization that provides practical financial education to people of all ages. The personal financial curriculum includes instructors’ guides, testing, games, and other educational resources. The literacy programs are intended to prepare students to manage their own personal finances, prevent high school dropouts, and improve graduation rates.

National Endowment for Financial Education

NEFE’s financial workshop kits provide money management tips for taking control of their finances.

My Money

MyMoney is the US government’s website devoted to educating all Americans about the basics of finances. The website’s youth tab provides information, fun facts, and games intended to help the next generation plan for the future.

Money Smart for Young Adults

Money Smart for Young Adults was developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and is aligned with economic educational standards for all fifty states. The curriculum target youth ages twelve through twenty to learn the basics of money sense, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions.

Money Skill

MoneySkill is a free online reality based personal finance course for high school and college students to gain a basic understanding of money management. The curriculum discusses income, expenses, assets, liabilities, and risk management to allow students to assess how these concepts affect their daily lives.

Money As You Grow

Money As You Grow is sponsored by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which provides age-appropriate financial lessons with corresponding activities. The lessons are written in kid friendly language to equip America’s youth with the knowledge essential to living fiscally fit lives.

The Mint

The Mint seeks to guide young people and their families to be money smart so they can realize their dreams. This website provides expert advice, hands on activities, and creative resources on how to make financially sound decisions for a bright future.

Jump$tart Coalition

Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations committed to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth through educational standards and resources. Jump$tart hopes to adequately prepare the next generation for successful financial decision-making.


Investopedia provides information on how to teach financial literacy to kids.

Hands On Banking

Hands On Banking is an online program that supplies free instructional resources for kids, teens, and young adults to improve financial skills. The lessons are in accordance with national educational standards for economics and are easy to integrate into classrooms.