For Me, For You, For Later: Family Spending, Sharing, and Saving
A guide with resources, activities, and tips on how and why to start children’s financial education early and how to talk to children during tough financial times.
This guide was created to help you teach your children financial basics for now and in the future. You’ll find these topics:
- Money — why we need it, what we use it for, and how we earn it
How choices matter:
- Understanding needs vs. wants
- Spending, sharing, and saving
- Making wise choices and learning to wait
Coping with uncertainty:
- Problem-solving and learning opportunities
- Talking about changes
- Giving and receiving help
For Me, For You, For Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving—Educator Guide
A guide with resources, activities, and tips for educators on bringing financial literacy into the classroom.
How to Talk to Kids During Tough Financial Times
An article about how and why to talk about money as a family even when financial times are tough.
You’re Doing Great! Financial Education for Families
An article about how to stay strong and connected as a family during tough financial times.
Making a Spending Plan Together
Watch Cookie Monster learn about making a plan.
Elmo’s Spend, Share, and Save Jars
Watch Elmo and Abby learn financial education basics.
Wants and Needs with Bert and Ernie: Financial Education for Kids
Watch Bert help Ernie learn the difference between wants and needs.