Resource Links by Category– Personal Finance

LifeSmarts covers many important personal finance topics including your first job, insurance, banking, credit and more. These resources complement classroom curriculum and serve as study guides for LifeSmarts teams.

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October 2021– Calendar

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October 2020– Calendar

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October 2018– Calendar

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Weekly Contest Vocabulary
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LifeSmarts in a Box Teaching Tookkit

LifeSmarts in a Box– Downloadable Files

Interactive Games

October 2022 Personal Finance Wordles

October 2022 Kahoot

October 2022 Quizlet

LifeSmarts Kahoots Collection– Also search on the “Discover” tab at Kahoot for MORE LifeSmarts Kahoots

Flippity Games 2022 –Flash Cards, List, Practice, Matching and more!

March Quiz Show

April Quiz Show

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Flippity Games 2021– Flash Cards, List, Practice, Matching and more!

Flippity Games 2020– Flash Cards, List, Practice, Matching and more!

LifeSmarts 2021 -2022 Quizlet Folder– LifeSmarts Quizlets by LifeSmarts, Coaches, and Students

LifeSmarts 2020-2021 Quizlet Folder– LifeSmarts Quizlets by LifeSmarts, Coaches, and Students

Coach's Guide

Coach’s Guide– Information for Instructors

Tell Me the Question

Personal Finance– “Jeopardy”-style game


LifeSmarts Pinterest– LifeSmarts Pinterest Boards

External Links

U.S. Federal Agencies
National Consumers League

FTC Consumer Information

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Federation of America

The Balance

Nerd Wallet


U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Small Business Association Funding Programs

Internal Revenue Service – Deductions

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Social Security

Federal Student Aid

Totally Money

Claim Your Future — Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)

FDIC Money Smart

Wells Fargo Hands on Banking

Care 4 Your Future- Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Financial Literacy Update


America Saves

High School Financial Planning Program


Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Katrina’s Classroom – Teaching Money Skills for Life

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Lesson Plans

Citi Basic Banking Services

Money Talks

Money Talks Should I Be Working

Money Talks Should I Be Listening

Money Talks Should I Be Banking

Money Talks Should I be Charging

Money Talks Teen Videos

Take Charge Today: Curriculum from University of Arizona

Financial Fitness for Life – Council for Economic Education

Council for Economic Education: Financing Your Future DVD

The Basics of Saving and Investing – Investor Education 2020

Debt Slapped: Student Loans

Council for Economic Education: Risky Business DVD

Financial Beginnings


NextGen Personal Finance

Consumer Jungle

Khan Academy Personal Finance

Ted Talks: Finance

Financial Lessons: Utah’s Finance in the Classroom

Financial Lessons and Games: Visa’s Practical Money Skills

Financial Lessons: Federal Reserve of Philadelphia


Digital Fidelity Five Money Musts Game


JumpStart Clearinghouse

AFSA Education Foundation MoneySKILL


Pockets Change

The Centsables

American Bankers Association

Home Budget Calculator—Springboard

How to make a family budget:

Managing Your Money tips for High School students—PBS

Full lessons on Budgeting for educators—Visa

Budgeting calculators—Visa

Tips to Safe Online Banking– Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Tips to Keep Your Online Bank Account Secure

Banking Securely Online–US-Cert

Answer to Banking Questions—Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

PayDay Loan Consumer Information– Consumer Federation of America

Smart About Money Online Courses — USAA Educational Foundation

Access to Banking Services, Credit and Credit Cards lessons, etc.—Visa

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

Federal Trade Commission – Money and Credit

Consumer credit resources and tools– Federal Reserve System

Comparison of Costs and features–

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Bureau of Labor Statistics, your money

Credit Union National Association (CUNA)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Resources

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Economic Education

National Endowment for Financial Education

Child Labor Coalition

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook

US Department of Labor, Youth Rules! Web site

Occupational Safety and health Administration, Teen Workers

Occupational Safety and health Administration, Young Workers