Find links here to personal finance blogs, curriculum, coupons and deals, real-world budget applications and more.

 For Educators:

  • FDIC Money Smart Curriculum– The Money Smart program may be used by financial institutions and other organizations interested in sponsoring financial education workshops. The FDIC provides the Money Smart curriculum to interested parties free of charge. Each module generally takes between 20-30 minutes to complete. Students 13 and older receive ongoing feedback and upon successful completion of each module, can print out a personalized certificate.
  • Jumpstart Coalition–Tools and educational resources for educators to use in K-12 classrooms to promote financial management advocacy, research, and standards.
  • Missouri Council for Economic Education– A variety of documents and educational links to assist teachers in financial education.
  • Money as You Learn Common Core aligned texts, lessons, and tasks that connect the Common Core teachers and to real life applications while also equipping students with the knowledge needed to make smart financial decisions.
  • Practical Money Skills: Financial literacy lesson plans, brochures, guides, and CD’s available to download in English and Spanish. Perfect for educators and parents!
  • Treasury Department Money Math– A four-lesson curriculum supplement for middle school math classes, teaching grades 7-9 math concepts using real-life examples from personal finance.
  • Utah Education Network– Lesson plans for many financial literacy topics targeting K-12.

For Adults:

  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy – Basic financial education to help Americans of all ages and life stages understand their personal finances through every stage of life. This site includes a special section for military and reservists as well as small business owners and people in crisis.
  • America Saves– Basic financial education with focus on savings strategies. Site visitors are invited to take the Savings Pledge and given tools for successful progress towards savings goals.
  • Feed the Pig– A variety of savings tips, targeting millennials.
  • Mint– Online money management tool that pulls all your financial accounts into one place and enables you to set a budget, track goals and do more with your money, for free!
  • My Spending Plan– Free savings coupons, budgeting planning tools, a cheap gas finder and more resources to help you manage your spending to save money, reduce debt, manage tasks and reach your financial goals faster.

Federal Citizens Information Center

Consumer Action Handbook

  • This everyday guide to being a smart shopper is full of helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and much more. You’ll find information about filing for bankruptcy, finding a lawyer and planning a funeral, along with many other useful topics.
  • Federal Reserve Bank– Consumer credit, lending and mortgage information provided by the Federal Reserve System.

Federal Trade Commission

Building a Better Credit Report Instructional Booklet

Having good credit report means it will be easier for you to get loans and lower interest rates. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, has written this booklet to help explain how to build a better credit report.

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