Making a Spending Plan Together
Watch Cookie Monster learn about making a plan.
Thinking ahead and making a plan for spending are important financial education skills. Cookie Monster’s mom shows Cookie Monster how to make a family plan for the week that includes what they’re going to do and how much money they need. Their plan includes groceries, laundry, and taking the bus to get around town. Knowing they will be spending money on these things helps them know how much they need to set aside for the week.
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.
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.
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.
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.