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Free Financial Education Resources

We've collected various resources for those wanting to teach their child financial literacy or simply learn themselves, while having fun. 

Websites

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest 
In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, JA’s programs normally held in classrooms are currently available online to support students, parents, and teachers. Resources are organized by grade level and focus. Name and email address are required to create an account. Link here.

Jump$tart
A national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research standards, and educational resources. Once an account is created using your name and email address, parents, teachers, and students have access to the Clearinghouse with games, teaching plans, and resources. See here.  

Money as You Grow Bookshelf
Provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this resource is for parents to make the most out of reading time and introduce money topics to children. A list of books with downloadable reading guides and tips are included. Other resources along with numerous ideas to spark money discussions with your children, age 3 to young adult, are offered on this site.

Practical Money Skills
Free educational resources include articles, lesson plans, mobile apps and games for people of all ages. See here.

MyCreditUnion.gov
There are many financial resources including activities and games, lesson plans, calculators, webinars, and more on this page.

Games

Pee Wee and Friends
Pee Wee is our youth mascot and can often be seen at many youth events throughout the summer. These games are for kids to have fun learning about saving, spending, investing, and donating. Play Pee Wee games.

Interested in learning more about the Pee Wee Youth Savers program, click here. 

Peter Pig’s Money Counter
This interactive game helps kids  practice identifying, counting and saving money while learning fun facts about U.S. currency. Games for ages 5 – 8. Play now. 

Counting with Coins 
This interactive game features seven activities focused on learning about the value of U.S. currency, adding coins, and using money to purchase items with a budget. Learn more.

Cash Puzzler 
This interactive game helps players learn about U.S. Currency and who is featured on each bill while also improving their memory. Choose between 1-, 5-, 10-, 20-, 50- and 100-dollar bill puzzles and learn fun facts about Benjamin Franklin, Ulysses S. Grant and more. Games for ages 3 – 6. See here.

BizKids
These fun games are a way to learn how to squeeze the most out of your budget. Play now.

Apps

Greenlight
For parent and teens. Works as a prepaid debit card but allows parents to limit the stores where their teen may shop and to receive alerts when the card is used. Requires a linked account and limited to 5 kids.  Free one month trial, $4.99/month after. Learn more.

FamZoo
Family finance app for kids, teens, and parents. Parents deposit money into accounts and/or on a prepaid card, similar to a regular account and debit card but teens are not able to overdraft. No limit on the number of family members using the app. Free trial, then $5.99/month, discounts for paying in advance. See here.