June 29, 2018
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What’s on Your Summer Reading List? 11 Book Suggestions

What’s on Your Summer Reading List? Here are 11 Book Suggestions There are many excellent books on topics related to personal finance – both for yourself personally and for your family. Here are eleven you might wish to check out. Note: The links below are to Amazon for easy access. However, some of these books may also be available free of […]
June 28, 2018

SUMMER: Time to Recharge Your Batteries, Reflect on the Past Year, and Gear Up for Fall

SUMMER: Time to Recharge Your Batteries, Reflect on the Past Year, and Gear Up for Fall Summer is a great time to catch up and do some personalized professional development. As you reflect on the past school year and look ahead to the next one, here are a few ideas to get you started: Recharge Your Batteries: Take time for yourself […]
April 30, 2018

Help Your Students Take Charge Today

Help Your Students Take Charge Today In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 30th and final featured resource in this series is Take Charge Today from the University of Arizona. Are you looking for lesson plans and active learning strategies […]
April 29, 2018

Popular Stock Market Game Simulation Helps Students Learn about Investing

Popular Stock Market Game Simulation Helps Students Learn about Investing Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 29th in this series focuses on the SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) Foundation’s Stock Market Game and InvestWrite […]
April 28, 2018

Engage Elementary School Students with $martPath

Engage Elementary School Students with $martPath In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 28th in this series is $martPath from the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati. $martPath is an engaging, interactive, and easy-to-use way for teachers of students […]
April 27, 2018

Help Children and Parents Get Right on the Money

Help Children and Parents Get Right on the Money Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 27th in this series focuses on Right on the Money. Right on the Money is a financial education developed by Penn […]
April 26, 2018

Earn Your Future Digital Lab and Other Resources Available from the PWC Foundation

Earn Your Future Digital Lab and Other Resources Available from the PWC Foundation In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 26th in this series features the Earn Your Future Digital Lab and other financial education resources from PWC. The Earn […]
April 25, 2018

Visa Provides Students with Practical Money Skills for Life

Visa Provides Students with Practical Money Skills for Life Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 25th in this series focuses on Visa’s Practical Money Skills for Life program. Provided at no cost and with no product advertising, […]
April 24, 2018

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Helps Teachers Brings Insurance to Life for Students

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Helps Teachers Brings Insurance to Life for Students In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 24th in this series is the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has identified three types of insurance as being top-of-mind […]
April 23, 2018

Discover Helps Students Find a Pathway to Financial Success in Schools

Discover Helps Students Find a Pathway to Financial Success in Schools Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 23rd in this series focuses on Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program. Pathway to Financial Success is one of […]
April 22, 2018

Next Gen Personal Finance Makes Teaching Personal Finance Easier

Next Gen Personal Finance Makes Teaching Personal Finance Easier In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 22nd in this series is Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF). NextGen Personal Finance offers a wide array of financial education resources – everything from […]
April 21, 2018

Every Teacher Can Promote Financial Literacy with My Classroom Economy

Every Teacher Can Promote Financial Literacy with My Classroom Economy Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 21st in this series focuses on My Classroom Economy from Vanguard. We get it. Time is tight – especially for […]
April 20, 2018

MoneySKILL: Online Courses for Middle and High School Students

MoneySKILL: Online Courses for Middle and High School Students In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 20th in this series is MoneySKILL from the American Financial Services Association (AFSA). Are you looking for an online personal finance course that provides […]
April 19, 2018
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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Offers Students the Keys to Financial Success and More

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Offers Students the Keys to Financial Success and More Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 19th in this series focuses on the Keys to Financial Success program and other resources from the Federal […]
April 18, 2018

Junior Achievement: Helping Students in Pennsylvania for Nearly 80 Years

Junior Achievement: Helping Students in Pennsylvania for Nearly 80 Years  In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 18th in this series is Junior Achievement or JA Economic and financial education is nothing new for Junior Achievement. The organization has been […]
April 17, 2018

Using Tax Day as a Teachable Moment: Understanding Taxes, Napkin Finance, and Two Cents

Using Tax Day as a Teachable Moment: Understanding Taxes, Napkin Finance, and Two Cents Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 17th in this series focuses on teaching taxes with resources including IRS’s Understanding Taxes, Napkin Finance, […]
April 16, 2018

Preparing Students for Financial Success with the High School Financial Planning Program

Preparing Students for Financial Success with the High School Financial Planning Program In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 16th in this series is the High School Financial Planning Program from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). Do you […]
April 15, 2018
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Get Your Hands on Banking with Wells Fargo

Get Your Hands on Banking with Wells Fargo Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 15th in this series is Hands on Banking from Wells Fargo. The Hands on Banking program offers financial education for students in […]
April 14, 2018
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FoolProof – Teaching Healthy Skepticism

FoolProof – Teaching Healthy Skepticism Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 14th resource in this series is FoolProof. Use caution. Question sellers. Rely on research. That is the FoolProof mantra which comes from their founding advisor […]
April 13, 2018
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Play Games. Learn about Finances.

Play Games. Learn about Finances. In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. Lucky number 13 in this series is Financial Entertainment. Financial Entertainment is a library of free online and mobile games that aim to improve personal financial capability, knowledge, and […]
April 12, 2018
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Get the Econ Lowdown from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Get the Econ Lowdown from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis To celebrate April and Financial Capability Month, we are showcasing a financial education program or resource each day of the month. Number twelve in this series focuses on Econ Lowdown and other educational resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. You may think that with a name like […]
April 11, 2018
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Digital, Self-Paced Financial Education from EverFi

Digital, Self-Paced Financial Education from EverFi Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 11th in this series is the financial education resources from Everfi. Are you embracing the power of technology in teaching students? Do you offer students the […]
April 10, 2018
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Financial Education Resources from PHEAA

Financial Education Resources from PHEAA Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The tenth of these is a series of financial education websites from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency – more commonly known as PHEAA. Providing student financial aid […]
April 9, 2018

Opportunity for Financial Educators: Earn Professional Development Micro-credentials

Opportunity for Financial Educators: Earn Professional Development Micro-credentials Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The ninth of these programs is from Digital Promise. Have you heard of micro-credentials yet? If not, spend some time exploring the work of Digital […]
April 8, 2018

Volunteers Who CARE

Volunteers Who CARE Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The eighth of these programs is the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE). In 2002, retired U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge John Ninfo turned his passion for teaching youth the consequences […]
April 7, 2018
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Financial Literacy Resources from the Council for Economic Education

Financial Literacy Resources from the Council for Economic Education Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The seventh of these programs is the Council for Economic Education. The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is a leader in providing economic […]
April 6, 2018

FDIC and CFPB Offer Teacher Resource Center

FDIC and CFPB Offer Teacher Resource Center Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The sixth of these programs is the Teacher Online Resource Center. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have […]
April 5, 2018

Cha-Ching Sets Financial Lessons to Music

Cha-Ching Sets Financial Lessons to Music Are you an elementary or middle school teacher that wants a fun way to teach personal finance concepts to your students? Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The fifth of these […]
April 4, 2018

Ensuring Quality Financial Education for Students with Disabilities

Ensuring Quality Financial Education for Students with Disabilities Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The fourth of these programs is Cents and Sensibility. Is financial education the same for all students? Should it be? One could argue that […]
April 3, 2018

Exploring Careers with PA Career Zone

Exploring Careers with PA Career Zone Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The third of these programs is PA Career Zone. Career exploration is an important part of the educational – and financial – process. After all, […]
April 2, 2018

Building Better Money Habits

Building Better Money Habits Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The second of these programs is Better Money Habits – a partnership of Bank of America and Khan Academy which includes a variety of resources including videos, articles, […]
April 1, 2018

Banzai – More than Tiny Trees

Banzai – More than Tiny Trees Throughout April, we will be celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The first of these programs is Banzai! No, we’re not talking about the tiny trees but rather a great online financial literacy program. Banzai […]
April 30, 2018

Help Your Students Take Charge Today

Help Your Students Take Charge Today In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 30th and final featured resource in this series is Take Charge Today from the University of Arizona. Are you looking for lesson plans and active learning strategies […]
April 29, 2018

Popular Stock Market Game Simulation Helps Students Learn about Investing

Popular Stock Market Game Simulation Helps Students Learn about Investing Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 29th in this series focuses on the SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) Foundation’s Stock Market Game and InvestWrite […]
April 28, 2018

Engage Elementary School Students with $martPath

Engage Elementary School Students with $martPath In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 28th in this series is $martPath from the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati. $martPath is an engaging, interactive, and easy-to-use way for teachers of students […]
April 27, 2018

Help Children and Parents Get Right on the Money

Help Children and Parents Get Right on the Money Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 27th in this series focuses on Right on the Money. Right on the Money is a financial education developed by Penn […]
April 26, 2018

Earn Your Future Digital Lab and Other Resources Available from the PWC Foundation

Earn Your Future Digital Lab and Other Resources Available from the PWC Foundation In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 26th in this series features the Earn Your Future Digital Lab and other financial education resources from PWC. The Earn […]
April 25, 2018

Visa Provides Students with Practical Money Skills for Life

Visa Provides Students with Practical Money Skills for Life Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 25th in this series focuses on Visa’s Practical Money Skills for Life program. Provided at no cost and with no product advertising, […]
April 24, 2018

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Helps Teachers Brings Insurance to Life for Students

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Helps Teachers Brings Insurance to Life for Students In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 24th in this series is the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has identified three types of insurance as being top-of-mind […]
April 23, 2018

Discover Helps Students Find a Pathway to Financial Success in Schools

Discover Helps Students Find a Pathway to Financial Success in Schools Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 23rd in this series focuses on Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program. Pathway to Financial Success is one of […]
April 22, 2018

Next Gen Personal Finance Makes Teaching Personal Finance Easier

Next Gen Personal Finance Makes Teaching Personal Finance Easier In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 22nd in this series is Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF). NextGen Personal Finance offers a wide array of financial education resources – everything from […]
April 21, 2018

Every Teacher Can Promote Financial Literacy with My Classroom Economy

Every Teacher Can Promote Financial Literacy with My Classroom Economy Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 21st in this series focuses on My Classroom Economy from Vanguard. We get it. Time is tight – especially for […]
April 20, 2018

MoneySKILL: Online Courses for Middle and High School Students

MoneySKILL: Online Courses for Middle and High School Students In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 20th in this series is MoneySKILL from the American Financial Services Association (AFSA). Are you looking for an online personal finance course that provides […]
April 19, 2018
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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Offers Students the Keys to Financial Success and More

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Offers Students the Keys to Financial Success and More Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 19th in this series focuses on the Keys to Financial Success program and other resources from the Federal […]
April 18, 2018

Junior Achievement: Helping Students in Pennsylvania for Nearly 80 Years

Junior Achievement: Helping Students in Pennsylvania for Nearly 80 Years  In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 18th in this series is Junior Achievement or JA Economic and financial education is nothing new for Junior Achievement. The organization has been […]
April 17, 2018

Using Tax Day as a Teachable Moment: Understanding Taxes, Napkin Finance, and Two Cents

Using Tax Day as a Teachable Moment: Understanding Taxes, Napkin Finance, and Two Cents Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 17th in this series focuses on teaching taxes with resources including IRS’s Understanding Taxes, Napkin Finance, […]
April 16, 2018

Preparing Students for Financial Success with the High School Financial Planning Program

Preparing Students for Financial Success with the High School Financial Planning Program In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 16th in this series is the High School Financial Planning Program from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). Do you […]
April 15, 2018
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Get Your Hands on Banking with Wells Fargo

Get Your Hands on Banking with Wells Fargo Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 15th in this series is Hands on Banking from Wells Fargo. The Hands on Banking program offers financial education for students in […]
April 14, 2018
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FoolProof – Teaching Healthy Skepticism

FoolProof – Teaching Healthy Skepticism Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 14th resource in this series is FoolProof. Use caution. Question sellers. Rely on research. That is the FoolProof mantra which comes from their founding advisor […]
April 13, 2018
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Play Games. Learn about Finances.

Play Games. Learn about Finances. In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. Lucky number 13 in this series is Financial Entertainment. Financial Entertainment is a library of free online and mobile games that aim to improve personal financial capability, knowledge, and […]
April 12, 2018
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Get the Econ Lowdown from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Get the Econ Lowdown from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis To celebrate April and Financial Capability Month, we are showcasing a financial education program or resource each day of the month. Number twelve in this series focuses on Econ Lowdown and other educational resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. You may think that with a name like […]
April 11, 2018
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Digital, Self-Paced Financial Education from EverFi

Digital, Self-Paced Financial Education from EverFi Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The 11th in this series is the financial education resources from Everfi. Are you embracing the power of technology in teaching students? Do you offer students the […]
April 10, 2018
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Financial Education Resources from PHEAA

Financial Education Resources from PHEAA Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The tenth of these is a series of financial education websites from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency – more commonly known as PHEAA. Providing student financial aid […]