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Little Critter: Just Saving My Money (PreK-1)

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Just Saving My Money Lesson

In this lesson, students learn about savings goals and income. They listen to the book Just Saving My Money by Mercer Mayer, a story about how Little Critter saves his money to buy a skateboard. Students use clues in the book’s text and pictures to answer questions. After listening to the story, students play a game where they each have a savings goal, earn income, and save money until that savings goal is met. Students write math sentences to determine whether they have saved enough to reach their goals. Students also set their own savings goals and tell how they could earn income to meet them.

It’s Your Paycheck (high school)

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: It's Your Paycheck! Curriculum Unit

It's Your Paycheck! is designed for use in high school personal finance classes. The curriculum contains three sections-"Know Your Dough," "KaChing!" and "All About Credit." The lessons in each of these sections employ various teaching strategies to engage students so that they have opportunities to apply the concepts being taught. Each lesson includes black-line masters of the handouts and visuals needed to teach the lesson.

Cards, Cars, and Currency Online Course

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Cards, Cars, and Currency

Banking on Debit Cards—Learn the importance of taking responsibility for personal finances, describe advantages and disadvantages of standard overdraft services, analyze the consequences of not being responsible in keeping a current bank account balance, explain the importance of maintaining records of deposits, withdrawals and payments from bank accounts, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of different card-payment methods.

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