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Visa

To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills Program. At www.practicalmoneyskills.com and www.whatsmyscore.org, consumers, educators, parents, students and policymakers can access free educational resources, including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans.

Wells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank has a variety of great online tools including, Hands on Banking®  or El futuro en tus manos® . Children and adults can get the essentials of money management – from opening bank accounts and responsible use of credit, to applying to college, buying a home, investing, and more – in this fun, free program.

Need help with college expenses? Not sure where to start? Learn about the student loan process, find budgeting and money management tips, and use their free scholarship and college search tools by checking out Wells Fargo’s Student Planning & Calculators and  TheStudentLoanDownSM blog.

Bank of America

FSI uses this excellent Bank of America curriculum which you can download here for free in its financial education series for teens:

Student Handbook

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

For those interested in developing classes using the FDIC Money Smart curriculum, click here for more information.

  • Click here to download free curriculum for a range of ages
  • Click here for a self-paced Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) format online for ages 13 and over in English and Spanish
  • Click here for a portable audio (MP3) version, Money Smart Podcast Network