Home

Teaching kids about money is a lonely business. Chances are, the teens in your life will graduate from junior high and high school without without taking a single course in personal finance or receiving financial training of any kind.

Shockingly, there is almost no formal education in such basic money management skills as how to write a check, how to use a credit card, or even how to spot advertisers’ clever ploys and how to develop smart policies toward lending money to friends. Bottom line: We are not teaching the next generation to be smart with money.

Money Savvy Teen is an e-learning personal finance course for young people. Built on the principle that teenagers will adopt ideas that resonate with them, the course speaks teens’ language – teaching with stories and examples that are relevant to young people’s lives.

principles

Money Savvy Teen Principles teaches concepts for making smart financial decisions – in terms that teens can understand. Teens learn to “Avoid the Spending Rip Current” and to spot “Tomorrow’s Junk” before they buy it.

toolkit

Your Money Toolkit helps teens understand the financial tools they will use to interact with their money every day of their lives – checking accounts, credit cards, budgets, etc. Students learn how to use each tool to responsibly and to avoid the common pitfalls that lead to financial problems.

strategies

Social Strategies for Money Issues helps teens understand the social pressures that affect their finances and relationships. Teens learn strategies for dealing with peer-pressure to spend, talking about money with friends, and jealousy over money.

Esteemed Educator,

If you are from one of the few states that has made personal finance courses mandatory in public schools, then your students might already be receiving the crucial financial education they will need to develop lifelong smart money habits.

Unfortunately, it’s more likely you’re from one of the many states that doesn’t mandate financial education in schools. We applaud you for researching financial training tools to help your students on the road to financial literacy. Perhaps you’re driven by some of the same troubling facts that led us to create the Money Savvy Teen course. Facts like:

  • A third of high school seniors who have checking accounts have bounced a check.
  • Freshman entering college with credit cards are already an average $1,585 in debt.
  • Bankruptcies among 18- to-24-year-olds increased 96% from 1997 to 2007.

Money Savvy Teen was created to give teens early financial training, to help them build a lifelong healthy relationship with money.

We look forward to working with you to teach your students these important life skills.

An innovative tool to teach financial education in schools.

Dear Parent,

Look at the financial problems our teenagers are facing today:

  • A third of high school seniors who have checking accounts have bounced a check.
  • Freshman entering college with credit cards are already an average $1,585 in debt.
  • More than half of college students graduate $5,000 in credit card debt.
  • Bankruptcies among 18- to-24-year-olds increased 96% from 1997 to 2007.

Why are so many young people already facing financial problems just as they start their adult lives? Consider a couple more statistics, which we find the most concerning of all:

  • As of 2009, only three states (Utah, Missouri and Tennessee) had made personal-finance courses mandatory for public school students.
  • Fewer than 30% of American high school students receive even one week of personal finance education or financial training of any kind.

How can our schools neglect teaching our kids money skills — such as how to use a credit card — that they will need to use every day of their lives?

As new parents ourselves, we are extremely frustrated that our public education system doesn’t treat personal finance as the critical life tool that it is. That’s why we started Money Savvy Teen.

We promise you this personal finance course will give your teens the tools they need to avoid common financial problems, enjoy their money without overspending, and build smart money habits that will last a lifetime.

Give your teens a head start in financial education.

Complete list of Money Savvy Teen’s 3 Units and 22 Sections

NOTE: Enrichment Exercises are available for each of the course’s Sections. These exercises can be assigned to students as homework or can be used for classroom discussion.

Curriculum

Do you have a money savvy teen?

Test them.

Beat them.

Teach them.

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

©2016 Money Savvy Teen

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?