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Educating Your Kids

It's never too early to start teaching your kids the basics of money management. Exposure to financial education starting at a young age can lay the foundation for a more successful financial future. Consider these fun, age-appropriate activities to help your kids become skilled in money management.

Ages 4-6

Young children can learn the basics of money, such as differentiating coins and understanding how to put some money aside. Here are some basic money management concepts for young children:

  • The difference between appearance and value of coins and bills
  • Putting money aside to save for later
  • The value of earning money by completing tasks
  • The difference between wants and needs

Peter Pig's Money Counter Peter Pig's Money Counter

This game helps kids ages 4 to 7 practice sorting and counting coins with the help of wise Peter Pig. It's available on Android devices as well as online.
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Ed's Bank Ed's Bank

Gives kids the opportunity to make purchases with virtual money they collect, or save the coins and continue playing – a great way to demonstrate the difference between saving and spending.
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Ages 7-12

Once kids have a basic understanding of the value of money, introduce them to these more complex financial topics:

  • Managing, saving and spending an allowance
  • Tracking purchases
  • Comparison shopping
  • Making – and sticking to – a budget

The following games and resources can help solidify these concepts:

Money Metropolis Money Metropolis:

This game features a multi-dimensional world where players make real-life decisions that will affect whether their virtual bank account shrinks or grows.
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Avengers: Saving the Day Avengers: Saving the Day

This unique and exciting comic book combines Marvel's iconic superheroes with financial literacy concepts like saving, banking and budgeting. Available for viewing online in eight different languages.
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Ages 13-17

Help your teen put learned concepts to practice and build solid money management skills before entering adulthood. Teaching teens about these financial concepts can help improve their money management skills:

  • Managing money earned through work (like a summer or part-time job)
  • Making financial goals (short-term and long-term)
  • Understanding and learning about the wise use of credit
  • Protecting themselves against ID theft
  • How to manage debt

Edutainment is an effective means of demystifying a complicated subject by using the compelling and familiar medium of video games to learn while having fun. These games and apps can enhance teens' financial education:

Financial Football Financial Football:

A fast-paced, interactive game that challenges teens to compete by answering financial questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns. Download the free iPhone and iPad app, or play online here.

Financial Soccer Financial Soccer

Put your financial skills to the test by advancing down the field as you answer multiple-choice questions about financial management skills.
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Financial Soccer Plan'it Prom:

A free Android and iOS app that lets users make a realistic, detailed prom budget and then helps them stick to that budget by allowing them to track their spending as they shop.
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Ages 18+

Developing money management skills requires ongoing education throughout adulthood. Practical Money Skills' suite of online and mobile calculators helps young adults explore their own financial information in greater detail. Below are a few of the most relevant calculators.

Buying a Car Buying a Car:

Determine how much you can afford to spend on a new car.

Emergency Savings Emergency Savings:

Prepare for the unexpected by calculating how much to put away each month just in case.

Entertainment Planner Entertainment Planner:

Budget your expenses to avoid overspending when planning parties and events.

Budgeting Budgeting:

Track everyday expenses to take control of your money and current financial situation.

Saving for a Goal Saving for a Goal:

Whether it's a new TV or a special trip, this savings calculator can help you reach your goals effectively.

Repaying Student Loans Repaying Student Loans:

Understand the feasibility of paying off debt with your anticipated future income.

Free Materials

For more resources to help educate your family on personal finance, view, download or order our free financial literacy materials, including classroom modules, games, DVDs and brochures.
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