Helping my kids with money

How many times do you say to yourself, “If I had only known that when I was younger”?  Personal money management might be one of those areas where if you had had that right information at the proper time, you might have made different money choices.  Following are a list of tools and resources to help you help your kids with money:

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Massachusetts

http://www.bostonfed.org/education/index.htm

The Boston Fed is committed to economic and personal financial education. With their publications, competitions, and online learning, they hope to engage students and adults in learning about the Federal Reserve System, consumer issues, and a wide range of economics topics.

Rich Kid Smart Kid

Tool

http://www.richkidsmartkid.com/

Rich Kid Smart Kid (RKSK) is the youth initiative of The Rich Dad Company – seeking to increase the financial literacy of the next generation of future entrepreneurs. By utilizing games as a means to teach challenging subjects like finance, business and investing, we are training a fresh, new group of business owners and creative thinkers who will become their community's leaders.

H.I.P. Pocket Change

Tool

http://www.usmint.gov/kids/

The United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site shows how connected people are to coins.  The games, stories, and other activities bring coins to life.  They present not only the extraordinary people pictured on the coins, but also the generations of citizens who have carried this change.  What a great place to examine the "History In your Pocket" (H.I.P.)!

Biz Kid$

Tool

http://bizkids.com/

This website is the place where kids teach kids about money and business, and it includes its show, blog, and newsletter.

Financial Entertainment

Tool

http://nclr.financialentertainment.org/

Taking cues from business and entertainment strategies, Doorways to Dreams Fund (D2D) has created financial entertainment. D2D’s innovation captures the immersive quality of casual online games to teach important financial lessons.

FamilyMint.com

Tool

http://familymint.com/

Designed for kids grades 5 and up (ages 10+), this new program guides your child through a series of exercises which will add depth to your child's understanding, while enhancing their experience with FamilyMint's online application.

Moneytopia

Tool

https://www.saveandinvest.org/moneytopia

Moneytopia is an immersive game that helps you learn more about managing your money while having fun. The loftier and more costly your big dream, the longer the game will last. Play the game—or, for a quick overview of different topics, check out the Moneytopia Tutorials.

SaveandInvest.org

Tool

http://www.saveandinvest.org/Military/TeensMoney/index.htm

Strong financial knowledge and skills are critical to future success. Down the road, when today's teens head off to college or begin careers, they will face choices and responsibilities that will have long-term effects on their financial futures. They must be prepared to make wise decisions about earning and spending, credit and budgeting, and saving and investing.

Money as You Grow

Resource and Tool

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/money-as-you-grow/

The purpose of this resource is to inspire families, community organizations, nonprofits, and businesses to embrace Money as You Grow as a tool to promote financial literacy. The tools offered serve as a guide to learning about and using Money as You Grow.

 Kid's Money

Resource and Tool

http://www.kidsmoney.org/

Kids' Money is an interactive resource for parents, teachers, teens, kids, organizations and international visitors designed to help children develop successful money management habits and become financially responsible adults.

MyMoney.gov

Resource and Tool

http://www.mymoney.gov/Pages/for-youth.aspx

The 21 Federal entities that compose the Financial Literacy and Education Commission provide the materials that are available via this website and the 1-888-MyMoney hotline.

TheMint.org

Resource and Tool

http://www.themint.org/

Staff at The Mint is committed to guiding young people and their families to be money smart and financially fit. They believe that understanding key financial concepts can be the difference between having a dream and making it come to life. This website is packed with hands-on activities, expert advice, and creative ideas for learning how to navigate an increasingly complex financial world.

Practical Money Skills for Life

Resource and Tool

http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/

Practical Money Skills for Life is educator-developed and educator-approved, and the program has reached millions of students across the nation. Visa works with state and national governments to co-sponsor community-based events such as statewide Financial Football rollouts and the annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit. In addition, Visa donates computer labs and Practical Money Skills curricula to schools in high-need areas.

Financial Tips and Advice for Students

Resource

http://payoffpilot.com/financial-tips-advice-students/

PayOff Pilot provides a full list of resources for teenagers to boost their financial capability. 

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