Financial literacy resources for teens and families

Here are some financial literacy resources for teens and families.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy ( 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.

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

Balance Track ( Money management.

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

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 —— 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 ( 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.

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

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

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

Jennifer Miller

Special to The Washington Post