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The National Endowment for Financial Education  has a full curriculum to teach teens personal finance. The materials are free, NEFE pays for printing shipping and handling the student books, and all of the online resources are easy to access and also free.  They have offered this curriculum since 1984, and the curriculum has been provided to over 11.5 million teens over the past 30 years, including many homeschoolers. It’s easy to create a free account and access the materials at www.hsfpp.org.

NEFE is also one of the founders of the Jump$tart Coalition. Jump$tart released the 2015 guidelines for teaching personal finance Pre-K to 12 that homeschool parents can use to teach personal finance: http://www.jumpstart.org/national-standards.html

Jump$tart also has a clearinghouse of personal finance resources, Pre-K to 12, for teachers, parents, caregivers and anyone committed to financial smarts for students. Not all resources are free, but homeschoolers can easily sort for price, age, and topics.

http://www.moneyasyoulearn.org/ is a website that came out of a presidential advisory group focused on financial capability. It has recommended classroom tasks to teach personal finance as part of math and English lessons. Teachers can search by grade level.

http://www.moneyasyougrow.org/ is for parents to find what financial education topics their children should learn for different age levels. There are home based activities listed for each age level.

A couple of additional resources NEFE did not create but are great free curriculum resources to share include:

The IRS has curriculum to teach taxes to children, K-12. http://apps.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/

All Federal Reserve Banks have created personal finance curriculum for various topics. They have their own clearinghouse to find appropriate activities for different grade levels: https://www.federalreserveeducation.org/

 

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