Free Training Resources
Below you can find links to a variety of free and quality resources offered by trusted sources for practitioners to use for their audiences. This resources list includes free curriculum, toolkits, downloadable content, games, and activities to use in your delivery of financial education.
Financial Education Exchange (past webinar recordings): https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/educator-tools/adult-financial-education/cfpb_finex/
FinEx Network (Sign up for newsletter): https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/educator-tools/adult-financial-education/join-cfpb-finex-network/
Money Smart for Adults (14 modules of personal finance): https://www.fdic.gov/resources/consumers/money-smart/teach-money-smart/money-smart-for-adults.html#table
Money Smart for Young People Grades K-12 (4 free curriculum products): https://www.fdic.gov/resources/consumers/money-smart/teach-money-smart/money-smart-for-young-people/index.html
Virtual Bean Game: https://www.ngpf.org/blog/budgeting/extensions-to-the-bean-game/
Financial Football: Visa and the National Football League have teamed up to help teach financial concepts with Financial Football, a fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching them money management skills: https://www.financialfootball.com/
Keys to Your Financial Education is a curriculum developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. It helps young people ages 16–26 who are, or will soon be facing adult responsibilities to build the financial skills they need. (Virtual adaption will be added to website sometime in the future): https://www.aecf.org/resources/keys-to-your-financial-future-facilitator-guides
J$FFE Online is a content-driven program created especially for teachers but is really suitable for any adult learner. It was developed with an in-kind gift and other generous support from their partners at Fidelity Investments and is based on the J$FFE Model. Like all Jump$tart resources, the program features content supplied by many Jump$tart partners:
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Managing Money Project
The project’s website, https://www.managing-money.org/, is a financial literacy clearinghouse featuring Consumer Action’s popular multilingual educational materials.