Other Educational Links and Resources
Choose to Save
The Choose to Save® national public education and outreach program is dedicated to raising awareness about the need to plan and save for long-term personal financial security. This website is loaded with interactive tools for kids and adults.
SC Stock Market Game
Team up with your children to play the Stock Market Game. At the same time you and your child are competing for the best portfolio, you’re helping him or her learn critical thinking skills and math and economic concepts, too.
Sense and Dollars (Grades 6-12)
Think you know about money? Let’s find out what you and your children know about earning, spending and saving money. The site is aimed at middle/high school children.
Test Your Savings Knowledge (Grades 7-12)
Take the savings quiz to learn how much you understand about the realities of saving in America.
Top 7 ways to raise a money smart kid (preschool)
Aimed at preschool children, these tips will help you start your children on the road to using their money wisely. Remember, even preschool children are bombarded by marketers to buy, buy, buy.
Wise Pockets World (Grades K-3)
A fun place where parents can pick up some easy tips, activities, and ideas to help teach elementary age children how to use money wisely.
Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst (ages 5-8)
Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.
Coin Count-y: A Bank in a Book by Jim Talbot (elementary)
Children save over $20.00 by filling the built-in coin slots on each page with pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters while building early math skills.
Dr. Tightwad’s Money-Smart Kids: Teach Your Kids Sound Values for Wiser Saving, Earning, Spending and Investing by Janet Bodnar (middle/high)
Make kids of any age savvy about earning, spending, borrowing, and saving. The author discusses allowances, shopping, peer pressure, budgeting, saving for college.
The Everything Kids’ Money Book by Diane Mayr (ages 9-12)
The subtitle of this book says it all—“From saving to spending to investing, learn all about money.”
Getting Rich in America by Dwight R. Lee and Richard B. McKenzie (middle/high)
The authors share eight simple rules for building a fortune and a satisfying life
The Kid’s Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Growing It, Sharing It by Steve Otfinoski (middle/high)
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
Most people have it all wrong about how you become wealthy in America. It is seldom inheritance or advanced degrees or even intelligence that builds fortunes in this country. Wealth in America is more often the result of hard work, diligent savings, and living below your means.
Money Harmony, Resolving Money Conflicts in Your Life and Relationships by Olivia Mellan (adult)
Money is a primary source of conflict for many couples. In this acclaimed book, a psychotherapist and business consultant in the field of money conflict resolution guides readers through the money minefield, demystifying the emotional roots of money issues through her unique exercises, dialogues, and communications techniques.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The subtitle of this book is “What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!” Kiyosaki explains how to make your money work hard for you instead of you working hard for money.
The New Totally Awesome Money Book for Kids by Adriane G. Berg and Arthur Berg Bochner
Jam-packed with useful, easy-to-understand information on every area of money, The Totally Awesome Money Book for Kids includes cartoons, quizzes, games, and other activities to make learning about money fun.
Your Money or Your Life for the 21st Century by Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin
The authors show readers how to gain control of their money (get out of debt and start saving) and finally begin to make a life, rather than just make a living.
Financial Literacy Books for Parents
Dollars & Sense for Kids by Janet Bodnar
This nationally recognized expert in the field of children’s and family finances shares her strategies for helping parents help their kids understand the power of a dollar.
The First National Bank of Dad: The Best Way to Teach Kids about Money
by David Owen
The author explains how he taught his two children to become eager savers and rational spenders.
Kids’ Allowances—How Much, How Often & How Come: A Guide for Parents by David McCurrach
This practical two-book set is all parents need to come up with the best possible Allowance system for their children. It is both easy-to-follow and convenient. The second book is an Allowance Workbook for children.
Kids and Money: How Parents Can Raise Responsible Savers, Earners, Spenders and Investors by Jayne A Pearl
This book offers detailed instructions about how parents can raise their children to be knowledgeable, responsible, intelligent and ethical where with their money. Real-life strategies for teaching money skills and values are included.
Kids, Parents and Money: Teaching Personal Finances from Piggybank to Prom by Willard S. Stawski
This book contains practical and fun strategies that parents can use to teach kids how to be financially savvy and secure.
Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children by Neale S. Godfrey
Godfrey offers exercises and concrete examples on everything from responsible budgeting to understanding the difference between “want” and “need” for children of every age.
Money Sense for Kids by Hollis Harman (ages 8-12)
Explains the nature of money, the different ways in which it can be represented, and how it can be saved or invested, discussing mutual funds, the stock market, banks, and inflation. Money Sense for Kids also includes games and activities.
Prodigal Sons and Material Girls: How Not to Be Your Child's ATM
by Nathan Dungan
Many young people have lost sight of the value of money and seem to believe that money really does “grow on trees.” Dungan addresses the nagging issue faced by many parents today—why do their children have such unrealistic expectations about money?
Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey
At the heart of the book is a developmental map covering 10 specific money skills children can master by the age of 18 to become financially secure adults.