Resources for Teens

 

 

 

Resource Guides for Teens

The following guides will connect you to books, websites, and interactive tools that will help you make informed choices.Click the subject titles to explore more resources.

Banking Basics

Hey Teens! Are you getting ready to open your first bank account? These resources can help you on your way to saving intelligently.

FINRA Modules and Worksheets

Banking Basics: Choosing a Bank

Internet Links

DollarsFromSense.com

http://www.dollarsfromsense.com/ An interactive financial website developed by a team from Baruch College and Miami University of Ohio for college-aged students and recent graduates.

Start Smart: Money Management for Teens

http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnfall12/ General and reliable money management information for teens from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

The Great Piggy Bank Adventure

http://piggybank.disney.go.com/media/ap/piggybank/index.html A virtual board game which educates kids and teens on financial planning. Learn how to achieve your dream goals with this interactive game sponsored by Disney.

 

Credit & Debt

FINRA Modules and Worksheets

Internet Links

Bankrate.com
Get information on the various options from debit cards and prepaid cards to secured credit cards
 
 
FAFSA4Caster
The FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process
 
Save and Invest
A source (designed especially for the children of military families) to give unbiased financial information about choices and responsibilities that will have long-term effects on their financial futures
 
Student Debt Help
An online tool designed to help students with little or no personal experience in managing their finances tackle challenges like budgeting and building good credit.

 

Budgeting & Smart Shopping

FINRA Modules and Worksheets

 

Internet Links
Don't Buy IT
Discover advertising tricks that are used to sell products.
 
Finra’s Saving’s Calculator
See how a consistent approach to investing can make your money grow!
 
Italladdsup.org
A site for teens who want to get ahead in their financial future. Online games and simulations to learn about topics like buying a car, saving and investing, and paying for college.
 
Saving for My Summer Vacation
An interactive game by From the Alliance for Investor Education teaching young people how to budget and save.
 
Shopsavvy
An application you can use your phone to scan barcodes and find best prices for online and local items.
 
Smarty Pig
A free and fun online piggy bank for people saving for specific financial goals.
 
Teen Consumer Scrapbook
A site created by TEENS for TEENS which includes information about teen spending habits, budgeting, and more.

 

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