Budgeting & Smart Shopping


Hey Teens! Are you getting ready to make your first big purchase? Use these resources to make your first budget, track your spending, and shop for bargains.

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!
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.
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.

For more information or to provide feedback about the site or the program, please contact us at growingdollars@brooklynpubliclibrary.org