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Money Smart for Young Adults

Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC)

The FDIC’s Money Smart for Young Adults curriculum helps youth ages 4-20 learn the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. Equipping young people in their formative years 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.

The series features four free age-appropriate curriculum that are designed to promote financial understanding in young people. Money Smart for Young People curriculum are available for Grades Pre-K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12.

The standards-aligned curriculum can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Special features of each curriculum are:

  • Multiple lessons that can be taught alone or in combination,
  • Ideas for grade-level modification,
  • Real-life exercises and examples, and
  • Suggestions for optional books or online games/tools that can reinforce student understanding.