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 […]
September 14, 2017
Consumer Action Handbook

The Consumer Action Handbook

THE CONSUMER ACTION HANDBOOK There is no shortage of financial information and resources. Private companies, financial institutions, professional organizations and non-profit organizations, to name a few provide financial education materials and educational programs. One source secondary teachers should not overlook is the federal government. A primary advantage of government provided financial education resources is the objective presentation of facts and […]
August 22, 2017

Back to School Shopping: Financial Education Curriculum

Back to School Shopping: Financial Education Curriculum It’s that time of year again. If you’re a parent of school-aged children, you’re likely figuring out backpacks and finding new shoes. If you’re a teacher, you’re probably organizing your classroom and revisiting your lesson plans. Kids need different size backpacks with different features at different ages: what we send with a second […]
August 15, 2017

He Talked to Oprah, Now He’s Talking to Me?

He Talked to Oprah, Now He’s Talking to Me? Dan Kadlec has a passion for financial wellness. And he has a passion for those who work to raise the world’s financial know-how. That’s you.   Dan writes for Time, USA Today, and Money magazine. He’s talked with Oprah. And, in March 2017, he offered a Money Cents webinar for PA […]
June 27, 2017

Improving Financial Education in PA Schools

Pennsylvania Task Force on Economic Education and Personal Financial Literacy Education The Pennsylvania Task Force on Economic Education and Personal Financial Literacy Education, established by Act 104 of 2010, spent fourteen months studying research, best practices and trends in financial education in order to formulate recommendations on how to improve financial education in Pennsylvania’s schools. The entire report can be […]
May 27, 2017

Resources That Travel With You

MAKING CENTS WEBINARS TO GO Making Cents webinars are offered throughout the school year on a variety of topics and are appropriate for teachers of all subjects and grade levels. The 2016-2017 series has concluded; however, you may access these and previous year’s webinars in our archive below. Watch this page for details about the 2017-2018 webinar series. The dates […]
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 […]
June 29, 2018
What's on Your Summer Reading List?

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 […]
April 11, 2019

Spring/Summer 2019 Webinars Announced

Register for an Upcoming Making Cents Webinar Sign up for one or more of the following free, 60-minute webinars. Each offers one hour of Act 48 credit directly from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.   Six in Sixty: Financial Education Resources Tuesday, April 23rd at 3pm or 7pm | Middle/High School Focus Learn about six financial education resources that can be […]