The MoneyTeach In the Know section contains articles from prominent educators and professionals active in the field of personal finance and financial education. Take a look for tips, articles, and information you can apply in your own financial education classes!

Using Social Media Marketing to Boost Course Enrollment

Kristin Lawrence

If you are a Business Education teacher, a Family and Consumer Science Teacher, or a teacher of any elective course or pathway, then you know the drill each year: it’s up to you and/or your department to market the courses and programs you offer at your high school. For years, teachers of elective courses have tried to develop creative ways to inform students about how taking electives can help prepare them for a successful future.

A New Stock Market Game that Rewards Patience and Diversification

Dan Kadlec

The venerable Stock Market Game run by the SIFMA Foundation has been around for 40 years. It serves 15,000 teachers and 600,000 students annually, and undeniably helps kids in grades 4-12 better understand investing and economics.

No other national financial literacy program has enjoyed such reach for such a long time. But disruption is in the air. A new financial literacy game built around the stock market aims to reach students with a more complete view of how investing works.

Be Intentional with Developing Your Financial Habits

Robin Palmer

Recently I was researching some specific exercises to add to my workout regime. I watched several instructional videos on YouTube until I found the one that I thought would fit with my exercise goals. As I was following along with the instructor, I heard her say “Be intentional when you do these exercises or you won’t get the results you want.” That phrase, “be intentional,” stuck with me, and I knew it was one that applies not just to exercise but to financial habits as well.

Investing Activity Idea: How Can a Jar of Jelly Beans Teach Students About the Stock Market?

Tim Ranzetta

How can we teach students about the stock market when they have no investing experience?

Success Stories from FDIC’s Youth Savings Pilot Participants

FDIC Money Smart Team

Enhancing collaborations among schools, nonprofit organizations and banks is the foundation of the FDIC’s efforts to help young people learn about savings.  The FDIC Youth Savings Pilot program included 21 FDIC-insured financial institutions to identify promising approaches to combining financial education with the opportunity for students to open safe, low-cost savings accounts. Here we report on what three of the participating banks told the FDIC about their successes during and after the pilot.