We're sharing five example questions used to evaluate 15-year-olds around the world on their financial literacy knowledge and skills. Take this quiz to understand how much you know about handling finances and learn more about our resources that can help in your own financial life.
The release of international scores shows that American youth can improve when it comes to understanding finances and applying their knowledge to making financial decisions.
In “My Rows and Piles of Coins,” a boy growing up in Tanzania saves up to buy a bicycle to help his mother.
Our Money as You Grow book club can help you chat about money with your kids so they can practice money-savvy habits.
In "Curious George Saves His Pennies," the beloved monkey wants to buy a toy train. He saves up his money – but then loses it on the way to the toy store.
In “Lemonade in Winter,” find out how successful Pauline and John-John are when they try to sell lemonade outside on a cold day.
In “Count on Pablo,” find out how Pablo and his grandmother use creativity and problem-solving skills to sell their fruits and vegetables at the market.
We’ve released a new report on our findings for how young people can acquire three building blocks of financial capability which include: executive function, financial habits and norms, and financial knowledge and decision-making skills. Read on to find strategies for educators, policymakers, and parents.
“Can you buy this for me, pleeease?” It’s normal for young children to have a hard time not getting everything they want. Your questions and explanations can help them develop habits that can help their financial future.
When it comes to managing money and making choices, practice putting your thoughts into words. You can help your children better understand the complicated world of financial decision making happening around them.
At home and in
groups, you can use our book list and discussion guides to talk about money
topics with your children.
Fathers know it’s important to teach kids about money. Here’s how you can help your kids build money skills, just by focusing on your strengths.
On our newly redesigned web resource Money as You Grow, you will find activities designed for each age group to help prepare your children for their financial lives. We’ve also combined the activities with our research on how adults develop financial well-being to show you why the activities work. Let us know what you think!
Hacer que sus hijos ahorren dinero puede ser más difícil que lograr que se cepillen los dientes o coman sus vegetales. Pero es uno de muchos hábitos buenos respecto al dinero que puede inculcar a sus hijos. Siga leyendo para enterarse cómo usted puede desarrollar una mentalidad de ahorro desde la primera infancia hasta la adultez temprana.
Take a tour of Money as You Grow! Our new resource to help parents and caregivers give children a strong financial start
Money can be a complicated topic, and knowing what’s best for your child can be difficult. To help parents and caregivers, we’re launching a newly redesigned web resource, Money as You Grow, with activities designed for each age group, from children as young as three years old to teenagers and young adults.
In this last part in the series, we’re going to explore how teenagers practice the financial skills that drive their choices in adulthood.
Anteriormente, en nuestra serie sobre cómo los niños forman las habilidades y hábitos para lograr un bienestar financiero en la adultez, habíamos compartido algunas anécdotas de los padres. Habíamos indicado cómo la niñez es un buen momento para adquirir ciertas habilidades como el autocontrol y la capacidad de planificación y además en la pre-adolescencia los jóvenes se familiarizan con el mundo financiero que los rodea . En esta última parte de la serie, vamos a explorar cómo los adolescentes practican las habilidades financieras que impulsan sus opciones en la adultez.
El calzado adecuado y el sentido común pueden ayudar a su hijo(a) pre-adolescente a ganar terreno financiero
Cuando los niños son pequeños, pueden aprender autocontrol y cómo planificar de anticipado, las cuales son habilidades necesarias para una base financiera sólida. A medida que sus hijos crecen, probablemente estarán cada vez más expuestos a la influencia de los amigos y la publicidad. Es por esto que el papel de los padres es esencial en el desarrollo de los hábitos financieros.
We recently heard stories from parents that reinforce what our research shows: The preteen years are critical for developing an internal compass for what’s important and what’s not. Here are some examples of how children can learn important lessons from parents – even if they are just shopping for shoes.
As a parent, you are the most powerful influence on your children’s financial lives. In the first five years of life, children go through rapid neurological growth and can quickly expand key abilities such as self-regulation and planning for the future.
La niñez es un buen momento para aprender sobre el dinero. Sin embargo, el dinero es un concepto abstracto. Incluso antes de que los cerebros de los niños estén listos para la idea del dinero, estos ya pueden empezar a encaminarse hacia un sólido futuro financiero.
According to recent studies, people with limited English proficiency may be more likely to fall prey to frauds and schemes, and it can be harder to manage money on a day-to-day basis. That’s why we’ve developed the Newcomer’s Guides to Managing Money to provide recent immigrants with straightforward information about basic money decisions.
If you have kids, it might surprise you to know that children as young as five years old can be ready to learn about saving and spending. From early childhood to young adulthood, you can build the foundation to enable them to manage their finances as adults. Here are some key takeaways from researchers that you can put into practice.
We’re working with the Department of Labor to increase youth financial capability across the country at this crucial stage when young people are starting to enter the workforce.