My Classroom Economy is a great free, web-based resource available for teachers working with students grades K-12 to improve financial literacy. In addition to web-based programs, My Classroom Economy also provides teachers with classroom materials to help improve student’s financial capabilities. To learn more about this great program, click on this link.
If you or someone you know has interest in other free web-based resources to help kids of all ages improve their financial literacy skills, be sure to check out Jump$tart’s Clearinghouse. The National Jump$tart Clearinghouse is the premier online library of financial education resources for teachers, parents and anyone else committed to financial smarts for students. To discover what the Clearinghouse has to offer, follow this link.
Personal financial planning is essential, regardless of age or income, and it is vital to meeting life goals, such as buying a home, paying for college or achieving a secure retirement. There are millions of Americans with pressing financial questions that need answers, and unfortunately, many have not had the opportunity to discuss those questions with competent and ethical financial planners.
Financial Planning Day features experts from the Financial Planning Association® and highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, all volunteering their time and expertise to provide free one-on-one counseling and classroom-style educational presentations addressing key personal finance topics. Best of all, there are no strings attached – volunteer financial planners will not sell products or services, give out business cards or take down names.
The event will be held on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 10:00 – 2:00 at the Wilder Center in St. Paul. Click here for additional details of this great event provided free to all members of the community.