Financial literacy resources for teens and families

April 24, 2012 

Here are some financial literacy resources for teens and families.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy (360financialliteracy.org): Offers general information on financial literary.

Avengers Comic Teaches Mad Money Skills: Spider-Man and other superheroes star in an educational comic about saving money with a budgeting worksheet, finance terms and more. Practicalmoneyskills.com/avengers

Balance (Balancepro.net): Finance Fitness Program offers information on how to manage income, handle a budget and achieve financial goals.

Balance Track (Balancetrack.org): Money management.

Changing Your Life Through Better Money Management: A Web site (Managingmymoney.com) covering a wide variety of topics.

Consumerjungle.org: Curriculum-based Web site focusing on credit. Registration required.

Council for Economic Education: Five videos that cover investing, banking, credit/debit and budget. Registration required at Councilforeconed.org.

DECA: The international association prepares high school and college students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management and hosts national competitions in those fields.

Federal Reserve Education: This site — Federalreserveeducation.org— has four sections with instructional materials, interactive resources and other programs aimed at helping students understand the Federal Reserve, banking, the economy and personal finance.

Junior Achievement Student Center: Resources and games for teens about managing money and financing college.

Kiplinger Online: The magazine's Web site (Kiplinger.com) offers advice, interactive calculators, business news, stock and mutual fund quotes, deposit account yields and credit rates.

The Mint: For teenagers and for families and teachers to help teach children to be money smart. Themint.org

National Endowment for Financial Education: Offers information to help students to comprehend the financial world. Nefe.org

Teen Analyst: Investing and financial and retirement products for young people, run for, and by, young people. Teenanalyst.com

Schwab MoneyWise: Tips and interactive games for parents to teach financial literacy as well as a link to the 2011 Teens and Money Survey. Schwabmoneywise.com

Jennifer Miller

Special to The Washington Post

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