Tag Archives: Financial literacy

June 20, 2017

Summer Savings Challenges

After a full year of financial literacy lessons, the summer months offer the first real opportunity for your students to put everything they learned during the year to the test. While they don’t need to mimic the unconventional (and sometimes extreme) techniques of these major saving techniques, we have compiled some of the most popular budgeting tips and saving success stories that can serve as inspirations for your students and their families this summer. You may even want to try one yourself! Read more

May 23, 2017

Financial Literacy School Year Wrap-Up

The school year is winding down and the summer months are approaching, which means it is time to work with your students to review all the major units from the academic year and build your end-of-year assessments. In this post we will offer strategies for testing your students’ financial literacy knowledge and tips to make brushing up on financial literacy knowledge fun and rewarding for everyone in the class. Read more

February 21, 2017

What Mardi Gras Can Teach Students About Finance

Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday or more commonly Fat Tuesday, is a carnival celebration associated with eating rich and fatty foods. This time of gluttony and celebration presents the perfect opportunity for students to reflect on spending and splurges in their own financial lives. Here’s some tips for students to celebrate on a budget and focus on financial responsibility after the parades have ended, beads have been thrown and one lucky partygoer has found the baby in the king cake. Read more

February 13, 2017

Tips for Planning Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. As stores fill with candy, stuffed animals and flowers, many people feel the pressure to spend significant amounts of money in order to impress their significant other. For high school students who may be in their first relationship, the pressure can be even stronger.
Why not use the approaching holiday as an opportunity to teach your students about financial literacy? The following tips will help you demonstrate why a little thoughtful planning can go a long way when it comes to making Valentine’s gesture with a limited budget. Read more

February 13, 2017

How to Keep Financial New Year’s Resolutions

One month into the New Year, more than half of the students who toasted to a yearlong goal on January 1 have given up on their resolution. In fact, just 8% of people keep their New Year’s Resolutions. Last month on the blog we shared A Financial Literacy Fresh Start offering tips to share with students to start the New Year financially fit. As we move through February, here are common resolutions to pick back up as you help your students reaffirm their commitment to financial literacy and smart budgeting for the remainder of the year. Read more