Financial Education Resources – Online

Below you will find links to personal finance blogs, curriculum, coupons and deals, real-world budget applications and more. The following list is not exhaustive. Inclusion here does not indicate or imply an endorsement.

 

Financial Education for Educators:

 

Federal Reserve Bank Education – Teacher and consumer financial educational resources provided by the Federal Reserve Bank.

 

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. A limited number of copies are available to each party; however, the materials are easily reproduced and have no copyright restrictions. 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 of completion.

 

FDIC Money Smart is available online or on CD-ROM, in English and Spanish. If your computer does not meet the minimum requirements or you have difficulty accessing the online web version, you may order the Money Smart CBI on CD-ROM.

 

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 PDF documents and educational links to assist teachers of financial education.

Money as You LearnCommon 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. Perfect for educators, parents or consumers. Bilingual Spanish/English resources.

 

Treasury Department Money Math A four-lesson curriculum supplement for middle school math classes, teaching grade 7-9 math concepts using real-life examples from personal finance.

 

Utah Education Network – Lesson plans for many financial literacy topics targeting K-12th graders.

 

 

Financial Education for Consumers

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 heaviest focus on savings and savings strategies. Site visitors are invited to take the Savings Pledge and given tools for successful progress towards savings goals.

 

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants  – Award-winning financial literacy resource center full of tools and information.

 

Christian Personal Finance – A religious-based focus on financial management, including encouraging scriptures, tips, tools, advice and free courses to help you reduce debt and build wealth to help others.

 

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. The handbook is updated annually.

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 a good credit report means it will be easier for you to get loans and lower interest rates. Lower interest rates usually translate into smaller monthly payments. 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. It has six sections. 

 

Feed the Pig – A variety of savings tips, targeting the 25-34 year old.

 

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.

 

National Endowment for Financial Education Articles, resources, calculators and tips to help you manage your money through life’s ups and downs.

National Financial Education Network – Basic financial education resources from the National Financial Education Network for State and Local Governments.