ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL PLANNING      

 

The Consumer Federal Protection Bureau has many credit management tools, as well as guides for making financial decisions such as buying a house, paying for college, and much more.

 

This compound interest calculator developed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has additional links to a Savings Goal Calculator, Required Minimum Distribution Calculator, Retirement Ballpark Estimate, Social Security Retirement Estimator and more.

 

Obtain a copy of your credit report at no cost to you.

 

Hands on Banking developed by Wells Fargo provides tools to help you become financially savvy. It provides content on setting financial goals, budgeting, paying off debt, saving for emergencies, planning for retirement and more.

 

TIAA has developed resources for educators on retirement planning, IRAs, taxes, saving and investing, and budgeting.

 

The U.S. Department of Education has information on student loan forgiveness for teachers.

 

The folks at Nerdwallet have some tips about home loans for teachers.

 

The financial talk radio host with the largest following is Dave Ramsey. Though some find his anti-debt message extreme, followers have high praise and his site has many free budgeting materials.

 

If you have any Social Security-covered earnings it’s important to make sure they’re correctly recorded. You may set up a My Social Security account at the official website.

403bwise is the leading source for news, information and advocacy for teachers enrolled in a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

 

FINANCIAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM MATERIALS

NextGen Personal Finance has links to the extensive assortment of online and print teaching tools it has developed.

 

The Council on Economic Education has numerous online lesson plans for economics and personal finance. It also offers online assessment tools.

 

Junior Achievement USA-Financial Literacy offers downloadable activities for students and parents.  It also has videos for educators, parents, and volunteers. Resources include all grade levels.

 

The National Endowment for Financial Education offers a High School Financial Planning Program targeting teens and providing resources for both teachers and parents.

The Federal Reserve offers virtual learning opportunities, as well as access to classroom resources.

 

Econlowdown has a great collection of resources for teaching economics and personal finance, including several videos.

 

The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy provides many different services to teachers.  It has a national clearing house of financial education resources.

 

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Money Smart for Young People series consists of four free curriculum products. Each age-appropriate curriculum includes lesson plans for educators along with guides for parents and caregivers.

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