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!

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.

Financial Literacy Month 2018: A Retrospective

Lisa Bender

As we close out the month of April 2018 and the annual push to make financial literacy be seen and heard all across the country, it is worthwhile taking a look back at what news made headlines and which ideas from teacher classrooms may help others deliver outstanding lessons to students in the future.  

Why Financial Literacy Teachers are Excited About This New Course

Brian Page

Financial literacy teachers will be happy to know they have a valuable new resource to draw upon—one that will both save them time and add a welcome dose of relevancy to their lessons.

In August 2017, NextGen Personal Finance unveiled a free one-semester personal finance course that is easy to use and understand. It promises to help novice financial literacy teachers get started quickly while providing tools for experienced financial literacy teachers to build a better program.