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Finances for the Classroom and Workshops



A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future

These lessons will cover the basic principles for developing money smart youth: earning, spending, saving and investing, borrowing, and investing. Slides and other materials are provided to integrate the lessons into the classroom. The materials are provided by the FDIC.

Age range: 14-18


"Get on the Path to Financial Success" Trainer's Manual and Participant Handouts
Download Bank On Bloomington's "Get on the Path to Financial Success" workshop materials, which cover Banking Basics, Managing Your Checking Account, Developing and Maintaining a Budget, and Identifying and Working Towards Financial Goals. The time needed for the workshop is approximately one and a half hours. 

Age range: 16+


It's Your Money: You're an Adult - Now What?
This PowerPoint presentation discusses the unwritten rules about the financial life of an adult. Created by Jason Evans Groth, Monroe County Public Library, and Ashley Hall, United Way of Monroe County, these materials talk about ways to handle the unexpected financial challenges that happen to the freshly minted adult, as well as to those who have been adults for some time. "It's Your Money" is a program designed to help 15-29 year olds take control of their finances with the help of free and unbiased financial literacy resources provided by the Monroe County Public Library. Originally presented August 2012, this presentation can be used by individuals or instructors.

Age range: 15-29


Money Smart for Adults
The Money Smart for Adults instructor-led curriculum consists of fourteen training modules that cover basic financial topics. Topics include a description of deposit and credit services offered by financial institutions, choosing and maintaining a checking account, spending plans, the importance of saving, how to obtain and use credit effectively, and the basics of building or repairing credit. Modules generally take between one and two hours to teach, with some extending to almost four hours. Follow the link to the FDIC website where the materials can be accessed online free of charge.

Age range: 18+


Money Smart for Young Adults
The FDIC's Money Smart for Young Adults curriculum helps youth ages 12-20 learn the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. Equipping young people with the basics of financial education can give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to manage their finances once they enter the real world. Follow the link the to the FDIC website where the materials can be ordered online free of charge. 

Age range: 12-20


Comics For Financial Education
Join the Avengers and a special guest in this exciting educational comic about saving money and saving the day. The heroes team up to defeat Mole Man and his evil army, all while learning important financial skills. The action-packed comic features a budgeting worksheet, finance terms and more.
Here we have the comic, a teacher's guide, and the Budget Blaster budget worksheet!

Age range: 8-15


Interactive Financial Education for Kids
This site provides a number of financial literacy games and activities that are conveniently classified by age appropriateness. So, if you're looking for materials to entertain and educate children age 2-7, 8-12, or 13 up, this site has you covered. 

Age range: 2 and up!


Sesame Street: For Me, For You, For Later
Each time your young child sees you spend money or use the ATM, she is building an understanding of what money is. You can guide that understanding with simple activities about making good choices; what has value; and spending, sharing, and saving. Over time you'll see that, through everyday conversations and fun activities, you can help your child grow up to make good financial decisions.

Age Range: 1-8


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Do you want to strengthen earnings in our community?

Please consider donating to the United Way Earnings Priority Fund. This fund helps hard working individuals and families get ahead by increasing their job skills and income potential, providing financial education, and building economic stability and independence.

Want to learn more about additional Earnings initiatives or the other building blocks for a good life -  Education and Essentials?

  • Born Learning
  • Financial Stability Alliance
  • Monroe Smart Start
  • Familywize Discount Prescription Card
  • Bank On Bloomington