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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 Mint.org
We invite you and your family to explore TheMint.org 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.
TheMint.org 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.
How coins and bills are made.
What money can buy--from school supplies to fun and games.
How credit cards work.
Ways to watch money grow--from savings to stocks.
Cool financial technology.
Saving money isn't about a piggy bank anymore. Today's kids are investing money, starting their own small businesses, and watching their savings earn interest. This book will teach kids all they need to know about the "green" they earn so they can save or spend it wisely. This edition includes completely new material on online banking, opening a bank account, and saving allowance.
Budgets and savings (great ways to get the stuff you really want!) The basics of stocks, bonds, and other ways of investing, credit cards (“The Plastic Flash”) and borrowing, updated information on the Internet with useful Web links, online investing, web safety precautions and saving and paying for college.