Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is the knowledge necessary to make important financial decisions. Federal resources on financial literacy can help equip you with the skills needed to manage money effectively and make smart decisions on budget, debt, and investing. Here are some resources that can help you in learning more about financial literacy and make smarter financial decisions.

  1. National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) - Financial Literacy & Education Resources - This link contains several resources to help credit unions promote financial literacy to assist their members in making smarter financial decisions. 
  1. U.S. Department of Treasury - Financial Education Resources - PDF of several financial literacy resources by The Department of the Treasury.
  1. The Financial Literacy & Education Commission (FLEC) Resources- offers many resources for students such as games and fun facts about saving money, lesson plans, tip sheets and guidance for teachers, and statistics and data resources for researchers.
  1. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) official website offers tools, statistics and data, and help on your financial questions.
  1. U.S. Department of the Treasury - FLEC -  The Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s (FLEC) official website which contains various links and resources on more information about financial literacy.
  1. Federal Trade Commission - Know What to Do - Information about several money saving decisions such as getting a credit card, balancing your shopping budget, and loans.

Worksheets & Printables from the Federal Trade Commission:

  1. Make a Budget - Make a Budget Worksheet
  1. Spending Tracker - Spending Tracker to help you track your expenses.
  1. Bill Calendar - Bill Calendar to keep track of when your bills are due.
  1. Set a Goal - Worksheet on setting smart goals based on your values to motivate you to achieve them.