Adult Resources for Middle and High School Students
Now is the time to have conversations about money and to teach financial literacy. Find a resource to use today!
Workshops that help students and their families invest in higher education without becoming overindebted. More
Financing Higher Education: Helping Families Make Informed Decisions — Workshops that help students and their families invest in higher education without becoming overindebted.
Children and Money: Allowance and Alternatives (PDF) — Be consistent with children about earning, spending, sharing, saving, and borrowing money.
Children and Money: Teaching Children Money Habits for Life (PDF) — How to teach children about money starting when they are young.
Getting through tough times — How You Can Help Mom & Dad, Deciding if Teens Should Work, and Helping Children Cope.
Be the “E”–Entrepreneurship — National 4-H — Learn how to own your business, be your own boss, make money, etc.
Consumer Savvy — National 4-H — See Consumer Roadmap for grades 9-12 plus a helper’s guide.
Financial Champions — National 4-H — Experiential learning with youth guides, helper's guide, and an interactive web game.
High School Financial Planning Program® — National Endowment for Financial Education — A free, non-commercial financial education program for high school students.
Money as You Grow — Recommended as an initiative of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. The content on this site does not represent official policies of the United States Government or the United States Department of Treasury. The information and materials provided in this website are general in nature and are not to be considered the rendering of legal, tax, accounting, financial, investment, insurance or other professional advice.
Teens & Money – Talking to Teens About Money — Consumer Action — This 24-page booklet is designed primarily for parents but may also be useful for older teens. It covers many topics, including working, budgeting, figuring out if a purchase is a "need" or a "want," banking, writing checks, savings, credit cards, credit reports, driving, and cell phones. The booklet contains illustrations and examples of a weekly spending evaluation, a paycheck stub, how comparison shopping can save money, and how to write a check. It also lists helpful websites for parents and kids.
Money Smart — Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. — FDIC training helps adults outside the financial mainstream enhance their money skills.
Hands on Banking — Wells Fargo — A fun way to learn basics of smart money management.
Money Math: Lessons for Life — U.S. Department of the Treasury — Students grades 7-9 learn math concepts using real-life examples from personal finance.
Financial Fitness for Life — National Council on Economic Education — Multifaceted, comprehensive economic and financial literacy program for grades K-12.
Pocket Cents — National Credit Union Administration — This financial literacy website offers personal finance information for youth, teens, adults, seniors, students, educators, and service members in clear, easy-to-understand language and visuals.