Teacher and Student Web Resources
Provided below are links to helpful websites for children of all ages to learn more about a variety of financial matters. There are also excellent resources to help parents and teachers.
Elementary & Middle School
- Money Talks: A bilingual financial management website for teens that provides information in Spanish or English to help make wise money decisions.
- FoolProof: A highly interactive, self-grading group of online lessons called modules. These modules teach young people about money, financial responsibility and the realities of the free enterprise system. A consumer education web site for young adults and solo modules are available for use outside the classroom.
- High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP): A personal finance website developed for young adults by National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). It covers basics of money management and helps teens learn more about buying a car, student loans, and much more.
- BALANCE Track - Credit Matters: Learn about different types of credit and how to manage it to avoid expensive mistakes that can follow you for a lifetime.
- Federal Reserve Education: Information, publications, and lesson plans from the Federal Reserve.
- National Endowment for Financial Education Resources for Teachers(NEFE): Excellent web resources for classroom teachers. The NEFE High School Financial Planning Program® is an award-winning, free, non-commercial financial education program in schools throughout the nation. This website has resources for students, parents and instructors with a network to log in for students and teachers. The NEFE High School Financial Planning Program was developed by teachers and financial professionals who know how to move students from knowledge to the kinds of positive action that will help them begin their financial lives on the right foot. This planning tool has six units to teach practical money management skills and an introduction to financial planning.
- National Council Economics Education Nationwide: Promotes economic literacy with students and their teachers.
- Smart About Money: Information on saving for retirement, advice on tax planning, estate planning, create your own "get out of debt" plan and a free household budget worksheet.
- Jump$tart Coalition: Increase financial literacy of young adults and the teaching of personal finance. Free materials are available for teachers.
- Junior Achievement: Kindergarten through 12th grade programs taught by community volunteers.
- Consumer Jungle: A site created by The University of Arizona for students, parents and teacher to discuss various financial issues.
- Sense and Dollars: This resource is a Maryland Public Television website that is supported by a STAR grant from the US Department of Education.
- Practical Money Skills for Life: Geared towards teachers and educators creating awareness about financial literacy and what students need to know about money matters. Enables teachers to share the lessons on financial literacy with their students.
- US Department of Education: Information on grants, loans, work-study and tax credit for education.
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Provides important information on how to complete a FAFSA in order to apply for federal student aid.
- FinAid: Official financial aid website providing teens with information about applying for federal aid as well as applying for grants and scholarships.
- Edmunds: Provides information on the value of new and used cars plus articles that are related to car economics.
- CarFax: View a history of reported accidents and damage to a vehicle.