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!

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.

Time for a Field Trip! Financial Literacy: Fun and Formative for Students

Jessica Culver

Do you remember being in school and getting SO EXCITED for field trip day?  Well, guess what?  21st Century learners get excited too!  For both students and teachers, there are  numerous ways field trips you can take that are both fun and educational.  And, even better, there are an endless number of ways to make these field trips relate to financial literacy!

Community Based Field Trips 

First, look for financial literacy field trips right within your own community.  

Local Banks & Credit Unions 

Buffett’s Winning Bet has a Simple Money Lesson for All

Dan Kadlec

Here’s a slam-dunk financial literacy lesson to share with kids and adults alike: keep it simple. That’s what Warren Buffett does. The strategy has made him one of the wealthiest individuals in the world—and to make a point, recently Buffett shamed the complicated, high-fee $3 trillion hedge fund industry.