It’s never too early or too late to begin learning how to manage your personal and household budgets. And it’s ever more important to know how to handle your credit cards, save money, and invest wisely. Here are some resources for children, parents, teachers, and others who are interested in improving their financial literacy.
K-12 Financial Education
- Jump Start Washington – A non-profit dedicated to the promotion of financial education for K-12 and providing resources to teachers and schools
- Junior Achievement – K-12 Programs
- Financial Education Curriculum (FEPP) – Financial Education Public-Private Partnership of Washington state (FEPPP)
- BizKid$ – a public television series where kids teach kids about money and business
- Youth Banking Resource Center – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Financial Education Games
Financial Football is a fun and engaging way to learn about financing and budgeting for the future. This interactive game is for kids young and old. Also included is an extensive curriculum for financial education teachers.
Adult Financial Education
- Financial Literacy Clearing House – Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)
- National Endowment for Financial Education
- 360 Financial Literacy – a service of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Practical Money Skills for Life – a partnership of Visa, consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions
- About Interest Rates – Office of the State Treasurer, Washington (OST)
Learn how to manage your personal debt, monitor your credit history, and comprehend credit cards.
Savings for the Future
- America Saves – a non-profit, government, and corporate partnership
- Choose to Save – Employee Benefit Research Institute
- Building Wealth – Dallas Federal Reserve
- Feed the Pig – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
For more information contact: Brenda Snyder, Director of Financial Literacy.