Financial Literacy Resource Center

Students have endless questions about money, especially as the way we use money on a daily basis continues to change. With this free resource hub from Investopedia, you can break down the jargon and teach financial literacy to the next generation.

financial literacy resource center

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is financial literacy?

    Financial literacy is the ability to understand and effectively use various skills and concepts, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing. A strong foundation of financial literacy—especially one that starts at an early age—can help support various life goals, such as saving for education or retirement, using debt responsibly, and running a business.

  • What is the Financial Literacy Resource Center?

    This section of Investopedia is a free, digital library for educators, teachers, and parents looking for materials to help them teach the next generation of investors. Linked in the table on this page are downloadable lesson plans, worksheets, and guidance that can be used to supplement classroom or at-home learning for children in grades K-5. Investopedia has also curated a collection of articles to help set teens (grades 9-12) up for success as they start working and/or pursue higher education.

  • What topics are covered in this resource center?

    The K-5 lessons plans available to download from this library cover the fundamentals of personal finance and investing, as appropriate for each age level. These lesson plans have been reviewed by licensed educators, and used by Timberlakes Elementary School in Orlando, Florida. The articles in this library for parents and teachers of teens (grades 9-12) focus primarily on building and using credit, investing, digital money management (e.g. using Venmo or Apple Pay), and real-world applications of personal finance topics.

  • Will there be more financial literacy topics covered in the future?

    Yes! Investopedia is committed to making financial literacy accessible for everyone. As more lesson plans and articles become available, we will update this resource page. Follow us on social media @investopedia, and bookmark this webpage to stay looped into the latest.

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