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Last Updated: May 15, 2024

Here you will find materials and resources designed to help you save time when developing lesson plans and assignments to teach about money and finances.


Money Smart News

FDIC's quarterly newsletter featuring tips and success stories.

FDIC Consumer News

News, trends, and quick tips about financial services.


Money Smart for Young People

A series of curriculums for grades Pre-K- to 12 that include lesson plans for teachers and resources for parents and caregivers.

How Money Smart Are You?

This suite of 14 self-paced games and related resources covers everyday financial topics. While we created it for adults, the site includes some topics that may be of interest to young adults, age 13 and older.

Money Smart for Young Adults

The fully scripted materials for ages 12-20 can easily be taught by those without previous teaching experience or extensive subject matter expertise.

Educational Tools

Money As You Grow Book Club (
The Money As You Grow Book Club is a family financial education program that uses children’s books to help families learn key money concepts through reading, play, and quiet one-on-one talks.
Government websites for kids that include interactive games and resources for parents and teachers.

Jump$tart Coalition’s Reality Check (
An interactive tool to show what it takes to live independently. Can be used alone or to complement existing curricula.

Protecting Consumers

Additional Sources

Links to related financial education sites.

Money As You Grow (
Online resources by the CFPB that help parents and caregivers make the most of their powerful influence on their child’s financial future.

Your Money, Your Goals (
A toolkit created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to help consumers set goals, choose financial products, and build skills in managing money, credit, and debt.
Federal resources and tools for financial decision-making.
Free online security tips and resources for educators and parents by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Financial literacy tools and resources (i.e., budgeting worksheets, videos, college scorecard, games/ activities, and more).
Learn how to manage money, use credit and loans carefully, and about scams and identity theft.

Links to related research sites.

Building Blocks To Help Youth Achieve Financial Capability - PDF (
The report presents a new evidence based developmental module for supporting financial capability and provides strategies for supporting its development from early childhood through adolescence.

Personal finance teaching tool - PDF (
Identify teaching techniques and learning strategies to address the three building blocks that influence the development of lifelong personal finance decision-making skills.

Expanding K-12 - PDF (
Make the most of your time and resources with the guiding questions, case studies, and directory in this resource guide.