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Mind Your Money - Smart investing@your library®: Resources for Youth

This guide details library and web resources in support of the Smart investing@your library® grant. The grant funds the library's Mind Your Money financial literacy and personal investment information resources program.


Web Resource: Money As You Grow

An initiative from the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, Money As You Grow offers 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow. Written in down-to-earth language for children and their families, Money as You Grow will help equip kids with the knowledge they need to live fiscally fit lives. The lessons in Money as You Grow are based on more than a year of research, and drawn from dozens of standards, curricula, and academic studies.

Web Resource: Money Metropolis

Developed by Visa and leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions, Practical Money Skills for Life  is designed to help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance.  Practical Money Skills develops dynamic, educational video games engage kids while teaching them important money skills.  Money Metropolis allows kids ages 7–12 to navigate a multi-dimensional world, making life decisions that will affect whether their virtual bank account shrinks or grows. See the Practical Money Skills website to play additional kids' money games.

Web Resource: The

We invite you and your family to explore site. It will give you a fun and interactive way to learn about all the things people do with money: earning, saving, spending, investing, donating safeguarding, and borrowing. is endorsed by the American Library Association as a Great Web Site for Kids. More than 400 Web sites were evaluated based on their authorship, sponsorship, content, purpose, design and stability by the Association for Library Services to Children Great Web Sites Committee.