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 […]
September 14, 2017
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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 […]
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 […]