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What is financial literacy?
Investopedia.com defines financial literacy as “the possession of knowledge and understanding of financial matters… mainly used in connection with personal finance matters.” This guide contains resources intended to help you better manage your finances, both now and in the future.
Note: This guide is for informational purposes only. No content should be construed as financial advice.
Financial Literacy Websites
"CashCourse is your real-life guide to taking charge of your money. [The] online personal finance tools help you build real-life-ready financial skills."
Institute for Financial Literacy
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling.
Investopedia's Personal Finance Center
Read articles on a variety of personal finance topics, including budgeting, retirement, credit, and more.
Practical Money Skills for Life (VISA)
To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program.
Spendster recognizes that everyone has a junk drawer or garage full of stuff they never use or a spending habit they just can’t break. That’s why Spendster has created a safe haven for you to clear the air about what’s cluttering your life or draining your wallet.
Your Life, Your Money (PBS)
Features compelling, real-life stories of young people facing and overcoming intense economic challenges. And hosted by Turk from Scrubs!
Annuity.org's Financial Literacy
Find information on budgeting your money, credit scores, loans, and more!
Financial Literacy Lesson Planning
Books on Personal Finance and Investing
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