Publications


Money Management


Title: Banking Basics
Link: http://www.bos.frb.org/education/pubs/banking2.pdf
Description: Banking Basics introduces banking for young people that answers many basic questions: What is a bank? What makes one type of account different from another? Why do banks fail and what happens when they do?

Title: Building Wealth
Link: http://www.dallasfed.org/ca/wealth/index.cfm
Description: Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, offers introductory guidance to individuals and families seeking help in developing a plan for building personal wealth. This document presents an overview of personal wealth building strategies, budgeting, saving and investing, taking control of debt, and protecting your wealth. Also available in Spanish.

Title: Financial Education Curricula and Programs
Link: http://www.bos.frb.org/consumer/pfe/national.htm#FL
Description: This section of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Web Site contains links to financial education curricula and programs, many of which are written on a teen/adult and elementary level.

Title: Financial Reserve Comic Book Series
Link: http://www.newyorkfed.org/publications/result.cfm?comics=1
Description: Designed for students, this series presents a lively and easy-to-understand look at the Federal Reserve and the economy. Complimentary copies are available to order.

Title: Jumpstart's Reality Check
Link: http://www.jumpstart.org/madmoney/pgv_money_rc_main.html
Description: Jumpstart's Reality Check is an online program for teens and adults that shows participants what it takes to live the life they want, what they'll need to do to get themselves there, and provides a list of careers that support this lifestyle.

Title: LifeSmarts: The Ultimate Consumer Challenge
Link: http://www.lifesmarts.org
Description: LifeSmarts: The Ultimate Consumer Challenge is an educational opportunity that develops the consumer and marketplace knowledge and skills of teenagers in a fun way. The program can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. LifeSmarts, run as a game-show style competition, is open to all U.S. teens in the 9th through 12th grades. Teams of four to five teens compete in district and state matches with the state winners going to the national competition to vie for the national LifeSmarts title. LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League (www.nclnet.org). LifeSmarts is completely accessible to students with disabilities.

Title: My Money
Link: http://www.richmondfed.org/publication
ns/educator_resources/my_money/index.cfm
Description: My Money is an educational package written on an elementary school level. Lessons include: What is Money?, Money Equivalents, and Jobs, Money, Goods and Services.

Title: Pathways to Getting Ahead
Link: http://www.bos.frb.org/consumer/pathways/index.htm
Description: Pathways to Getting Ahead, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, is a booklet targeted to young adults which aims to spur thinking about the importance of asset building in their personal lives and about how larger policy decisions impact the choices they make. Young adults can use it as a reference on their own, or with help from an instructor, counselor, or mentor.

Title: There's a Lot to Learn about Money
Link: http://www.dallasfed.org/educate/pubs/money.pdf
Description: There's a Lot to Learn about Money, published by the Federal Reserve System, is a brief document with tips on goal setting, budgeting and saving money, credit and credit ratings, and borrowing money.

Title: Tax Credits Outreach Campaign
Link: http://www.nwlc.org/details.cfm?id=3136┬žion=tax
Description: The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) Tax Credit Outreach Campaign Web site provides tools and information to parents, service providers, and advocates to help families receive the tax credits they are entitled to.
Source: EST

Title: Money Smart Curriculum for Young Adults
Link: http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/young.html
Description: The FDIC's free Money Smart for Young Adults curriculum helps youth ages 12-20 learn the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. It consists of eight instructor-led modules. Each module includes a fully scripted instructor guide, participant guide, and overhead slides. The materials also include an optional computer-based scenario that allows students to complete realistic exercises based on each module. The curriculum is distributed on CD. Information provided by Monday Morning in Washington, D.C. (The Arc of the United States, 2007).
Source: EST

Title: Real Economic Impact Tour
Link: http://www.reitour.org/
Description: The Real Economic Impact Tour (REI Tour) is a national initiative delivering free tax preparation and filing assistance, along with other asset building strategies to low-income persons with disabilities.

The REI Tour is a public-private collaboration designed to provide Americans with disabilities insight, tools and resources to improve their lives through financial education, training and counseling.

Click on the above link for more information and a list of locations.
Source: EST

Title: Understanding Social Security Benefits and Employment
Link: http://www.communityinclusion.org/pdf/GTW2009.pdf
Description: The new "Going to Work" guide from the Institute for Community Inclusion in Boston informs people with disabilities and service providers about social security benefits and how these benefits can be affected by earned income. The guide details how to calculate an estimated social security benefit, and how to measure the impact of any earned income. The guide also outlines methods on receiving maximum benefits.

Information provided by The Disability Law & Policy e-Newsletter, Vol 6, No. 6.
Source: EST

Title: MyMoney.gov
Link: http://www.MyMoney.gov/
Description: MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 Federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices.

This site organizes financial education help from over 20 different Federal web sites in one place. Content is organized by where you are in life ("Life Events"), who you are ("My Resources"), and by specific hands-on tools ("Tools"). Popular Topics are also highlighted. This site provides summaries of resources available at other official government sites and allows you to open those pages in a new window ("Learn More").
Source: EST