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Help your children grow their money skills

Kids learn important money lessons from watching you earn, spend, save, and borrow. The CFPB and the FDIC are working together to help better prepare America’s young people to make financial decisions to achieve their own goals, throughout the stages of their lives. Start with the links below to explore age-appropriate information and activities for your kids.
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Pre-kindergarten through grade 2

Children can learn about planning ahead, waiting for things they want, and finishing what they start.

Coming soon

Money Smart for Parents and Caregivers of Children in Grades Pre-K - 2

Grade 3 through middle school

Young people can learn about the financial world and pick up good habits around planning, saving, and spending.

Coming in early 2015

Money Smart for Parents and Caregivers of Children in Grades 3-5

Money Smart for Parents and Caregivers of Children in Grades 6-8

High school and young adulthood

Teens and young adults start to make money decisions on their own, and learn how to find and apply useful information.

Coming in early 2015

Money Smart for Parents and Caregivers of Children in Grades 9-12

Help for parents and caregivers

We are deeply committed to a vision of an America where everyone is financially educated. We need to start where all good education starts – with our children. Parents and other caregivers are some of the most important influences on their children’s lives. Together, we can work to transform the financial lives of a generation of Americans.

Legal disclosure

Inclusion of resources, organizations, or websites in this list should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation by the CFPB or the FDIC. There are many other possible resources that are not listed that may also be able to serve your needs. See also our privacy policy and legal notice.