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As the mother of three, I know that being a parent is the most challenging and rewarding job you’ll ever have. One of the most important life skills we can pass on to our children is personal finance. We need to show our children how to be empowered by their money, not overwhelmed by it. Explain how you budget. Show them how you manage credit. Be a positive model for your children. Below you will find some resources to help you navigate the task of introducing your children to the world of personal finance.

Our TEAM has collected several free resources to aide in that effort.

EverFi Modules

The Office of the State Treasurer is excited to announce two new modules through our partnership with EverFi. Click through these online tools to learn more about 529 plans and financial literacy!

Financial Literacy

529 Plans

To get your school started with the TEAM Everfi modules please contact Carmen Gross at carmen@everfi.com

Federal Reserve of St. Louis

Whether your students are 4, 10, 16, or 22, you can use award-winning and free videos, lessons, and online courses to teach about economics, personal finance, and money. Check out our Econ Lowdown materials:

Budgeting 101: Consumers                                               No-Frills Money Skills Video Series
Cards, Cars, and Currency for Consumers                       Econ Lowdown Glossary Flash Cards
Fiscal Policy Online Course for Consumers

Financial Football Game

Give your financial knowledge a workout with the latest version of Financial Football, a fast-paced, NFL-themed video game developed by Visa. Test your money management skills by answering financial questions that allow you to move down the field and score touchdowns. Are you warmed up and ready to compete?

Click here to access the game

Practical Money Skills for Life

To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program. At practicalmoneyskills.com and whatsmyscore.org, consumers, educators, parents, students and policymakers can access free educational resources, including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans.

Practical Money Skills for Life is educator-developed and educator-approved, and the program has reached millions of students across the nation. Visa also works with state and national governments to co-sponsor community-based events such as statewide Financial Football rollouts and the annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about Practical Money Skills for Life, please email them at info@practicalmoneyskills.com.

Personal Finance                         Apps
For Educators                              Calculators


Launched in 1997, the site provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits: the building blocks for a secure future. Given the current rate of savings and debt in America, this is a lesson that desperately needs to be learned.

Sections on this site have been designed for families. Most pages are written in a kid-friendly style so families can work together – or older children can work independently in learning money lessons. However, some sections have been developed exclusively for teachers and parents.

Pointers for Parents