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- Minnesota Council on Economic Education (website) — University of Minnesota — Economic and financial understanding to function effectively in a complex, global environment.
- Reading Makes Cents (curriculum and web resources) — National 4-H — A collection of 53 experiential activities developed around exemplary children's literature that explore ideas, activities, and strategies that help children learn how to earn, save, share, and spend money. Designed for youth in grades 3-5.
- Consumer Savvy (fact sheets and web site) — National 4-H Curriculum — Youth spend $175 billion annually. Help them become informed and responsible consumers.
- Money on the Bookshelf (online guide) — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension — Read children’s book with your child and use Parent Guides to discuss money.
- Money Savvy Pig® Tales (video) — Money Farm — Learn to make smart money choices: save, spend, donate, and invest.
- Getting Through Tough Times (fact sheets) — University of Minnesota Extension — How You Can Help Mom & Dad, Deciding if Teens Should Work, and Helping Children Cope.
- Bank It (website) — Search Institute and Capital One — Delivers real-world financial topics and tools for teens and parents that make it easier to understand, talk about, and manage money.
- Be the “E” — Entrepreneurship (curriculum sampler) — National 4-H — Learn how to own your business, be your own boss, make money.
- Consumer Savvy (website) — National 4-H — See Consumer Roadmap for grades 9-12 plus a helper’s guide.
- Financial Champions (curriculum) — National 4-H — Experiential learning with youth guides, helper's guide, and an interactive web game.
- Student Aid on the Web (website) — U.S. Department of Education — Excellent overview of financial aid, eligibility and college lending.
- Know Your Credit Score (fact sheets) — Consumer Federation of America Describes credit scores in teen language: why it matters now.
- Consumer Jungle (website) — Curricula helps students become literate, savvy consumers with interactive games, activities, information.
- CUNA Resources for Young Adults (website) — Credit Union National Association — Links to resources to help teens learn to manage their money.
- It All Adds Up (website) — National Council on Economic Education — On-line games on credit, buying a car, budgeting, saving, investing, paying for college.
- Jumpstart Reality Check (website) — Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy — Answer how you want to live on your own; learn what it will take.
- The Mint (website) — Northwestern Mutual and the National Council on Economic Education — Interactive activities on earning, saving, spending, tracking, investing, owing, giving and safeguarding.
- NEFE High School Financial Planning Program (website) — National Endowment for Financial Education — A free non-commercial financial education program for high school students.
- Allie Mae (website) — Federal Family Education Loan Program — Learn more about student loans with this great resource.
- Young American’s Center for Financial Education (website) — Programs teach young people 21 and under about finance, economics and business.
- Hands on Banking (website) — Wells Fargo — A fun way to learn basics of smart money management.
- HomeFair (website) — National Association of Realtors — Helps make informed choices about relocation, mortgages, and related topics.
- Financial Football (website) — Visa and the National Football League — Tackle financial questions like professionals in this fast-paced, quiz-style game.
- Managing Your College Life: Your Money—Your Housing—Your Time (website) — University of Minnesota Extension — Online presentation and related resources that helps students better manage and survive their first years of college.
- RentWise (website) — University of Minnesota Extension — Tenant education certificate program using an active-learning approach.
- GPS LifePlan (website) — Minnesota State Colleges and Universities — Helps students set goals and design plans that will lead them to the success they desire. This program has the flexibility to be used by students of all ages and at all stages. Explore the web site to learn more about the 5 Plans (Career, Education, Finance, Leadership and Personal) and discover how they might help you.
- Know Your Score (fact sheets) — Consumer Federation — A number that helps lenders and others know likelihood you will repay debts.
- America Saves on Car Purchases (fact sheets) — America Saves — Reduce motor vehicle expenses by making wise purchase decisions.
- 66 ways to save money (fact sheets) — Consumer Federation — On transportation, insurance, banking, housing, and more.
- 12 Money Management Tips for College Students (web page) — Bankrate, Inc. — Practical advice and useful links for college students.
- Advice to Students — Minnesota Attorney General — Materials to support the financial knowledge and well-being of post-secondary students.
- Student Loan Legal Information — LawHelpMN.org — Organization helps low-income individuals solve legal problems.
- Going to College — MyMoney.gov — Federal government resources to assist students in learning about money management issues including: paying for education, student loans, completing FAFSA forms and budgeting./li>
- 40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know — Smart About Money — This resource helps young people learn how to take control of their money.