Teens & Young Adults

Money in Your Life

Fundamentals of Banking – Topics may include one or more of the following:

  • Credit Unions vs. Banks
  • Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards
  • Needs vs. Wants
  • Budgeting
  • Setting Goals
  • Interest
  • Savings and Checking Accounts
  • Car Buying 101

Money Activities for Learning

Here are just a sampling of our programs:

  • Mad City Money™ – Mad City Money™ is a hands-on simulation, which gives students a taste of the real world—complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance payments.
  • Take Charge! All About Credit – Through discussion and examples, learn about credit pros/cons, different types of credit, choosing a credit card and the importance of a credit score.
  • Credit, Loans and College Choice – Are you financially ready for college? This interactive program presents the challenges of choosing and paying for college, as well as the effects of credit card debt.
  • Consumer Beware! – Learn to evaluate advertisements, make smart shopping decisions, calculate sale discounts and create a shopping budget. Group activities include creating and presenting an advertisement for a product targeted at youth.
  • Employability Skills – Helpful job interviewing tips are presented to students and put into practice through a “work attire” fashion show and mock interviews.
  • Financial Football – A program by VISA® and Practical Money Skills for Life™. VISA® and the National Football League have teamed up to help teach financial concepts with this fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching money management skills.
  • Financial Jeopardy – Modeled after the popular TV game show, students pick a category and dollar level and uncover an answer to which they provide the question.
  • The National Endowment for Financial Education’s High School Financial Planning Program (NEFE® HSFPP) – NEFE® features performance-based learning where students apply what they learn directly in the course of each unit. Units include: financial planning, budgeting, investing, credit, financial services, insurance and careers.
  • Who Wants to be a MoneyStrong for Life Millionaire? – Modeled after the popular TV game show, this interactive game aims to motivate youth to think about their financial futures, weigh financial options and make effective financial decisions.

All classes correspond to education standards in one or more subject areas.