Being Money Smart

logo for Money Smart WeekDuring April, libraries and banks across the United States celebrate Money Smart week as a time to learn about personal finances and financial literacy. Check out these resources for information on money.


For Adults – a collaboration of 22 Federal agencies and offices, this website provides information on budgeting, investing and retirement planning among other ma stack of coinsoney related topics.

The Federal government has additional information concerning Personal Finances, Making a Will, Identity Protection, check out Money and Taxes for even more resources.

For Children and Grandchildren 

Jump$tart Coalition – dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age students by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.

Rich Kid Smart Kid – from the Rich Dad franchise, the children may play four different games to learn about money, debt and investing. Read through the Grownup section first.

Planet Orange – developed by ING, this interactive website works to teach grade schoolers about money, finances and saving. There are section for teachers and for parents. Read the About Planet Orange section before starting the game.

Sense & Dollars – aimed at high school students is from the Maryland Public Television Corp. The games section walk teens through real life situations such as Check it out – your on your own.