Personal Finance Resources

High School Financial Literacy Curriculum

  • Junior Achievement: A place where students can find out information on choosing a college, learning about planning a business, finding a career, planning finances, and paying for college. The center is packed full of financial calculators, worksheets, glossaries, articles, etc.

Middle School Financial Literacy Curriculum

  • Junior Achievement: A place where students can find out information on choosing a college, learning about planning a business, finding a career, planning finances, and paying for college. The center is packed full of financial calculators, worksheets, glossaries, articles, etc.

Financial Simulators

  • Personal Finance Simulator: type in important information about your current or future income and the simulator will tell you if your income exceeds your expenses. It is pretty thorough asking for entries on student loans, credit cards, taxes, social security, savings, house expenses, car expenses, and salary.

Financial Games

  • The Stock Market Game: This is an online game where students are given a hypothetical $100,000 to invest in the stock market. Students compete against other students via an online program that allows students to buy and sell stocks according to their price on wall street. Students compete against teams from their state or region. Some states offer prizes to the students who have the most money in their portfolio at the end of the semester.
  • Real Game: The game’s highly-interactive exercises are designed to identify connections between school subjects and work roles. Your students will have fun as they learn about adult life roles in the context of their own career and educational planning. The game can now be played online but can also be purchased as a CD. There are separate games for grades 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12.

Financial Literacy Awards

  • National Financial Literacy Challenge: “The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy recently launched the National Financial Literacy Challenge in the same spirit as the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge – a fun approach to personal growth and competition. The Challenge is a fun activity that motivates students to become educated about personal money management with recognition and prizes for top performers.The Challenge is free and will test the financial literacy levels of America’s high school students, ages 13-18. The challenge is open to high school classrooms as well as after-school non-profit community organizations.”

Helpful Educator Websites

  • Practical Money Skills.com: “With a diverse palette of resources – free lesson plans, profiles of inspiring teachers, discussion of relevant economic topics, and more – Practical Money Skills for Life hopes to empower educators, enable student learning, and ultimately support the financial literacy necessary for success today.”
  • Jump Start Coalition for Personal Finance: “Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources.” 

 


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1 comment for “Personal Finance Resources

  1. Sharon Baillie
    October 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    TakeChargeToday.Arizona has a good curriculum with hands on activies for both middle school and high school

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