Resources

The tools and resources found in this section are supplemental materials that go hand in hand with the worksheets provided. However, the books, games and websites featured can’t match the hands-on learning that you as a parent or teacher can provide. Raising financially literate children is a process that can only be taught through small, regular, digestible financial lessons. These resources serve as “snacks” that can supplement the life lessons you provide.

For Kids

  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • A Dollar for Penny Glass by Julie & Allen, Joy
  • Money Sense for Kids by Hollis Page Harman
  • My First Job  by Julia Allen

For Parents

  • Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey
  • Raising Financially Confident Kids by Mary Hunt

For Kids

  • Fifty Money-Making Ideas for Kids by Larry Burkett, L. Allen Burkett, & Lauree Burkett
  • Moneywise Kids Board Game: Two fun games that will help kids understand how money works, in terms of dollar value and spending power.
  • YouAreHere — A website where kids learn to be smarter consumers! www.ftc.gov/youarehere
  • One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference: Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many. www.onehen.org/

For Parents

  • Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey
  • The MoneySmart Family System: Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age by Steve Economides and Annette Economides
  • The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership by Richard and Linda Eyre
  • The Busy Family ‘s Guide to Volunteering: Doing Good Together by Jenny Friedman

For Teens

  • MyFirstPaycheck.com: A Web site for teens with advice on resumes, interviews, and employment laws, as well as job listings searchable by state:
  • Teen Money Tips: Simple Steps for Banking, Saving and Making Money by Sanyika Calloway Boyce
  • The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of by David Gardner and Tom Gardner
  • TeenVestor.com: This website is full of information to make you a smarter and more prudent investor.

For Parents

  • Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey
  • “Is Your Teen Ready for a Job?” on Family-Education.com: http://life.familyeducation.com/teen/jobs-and-chores/36446.html
  • Money Still Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Teenagers and Young Adults by Neale Godfrey and Tad Richards

For Teens

  • TeensGuideToMoney.com: Provides teens with spending tips from buying a car to buying on the Internet and store choices. It also discusses credit cards, scores and history.
  • Budgeting: The Fundamental Guide for Beginner’s by Craig Santoro
  • The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of by David Gardner and Tom Gardner
  • What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future by Richard N. Bollesm, Carol Christen and Jean M. Blomquist
  • TeenCareer.com offers local job search, vocational school search, and entrepreneurship ideas for those who wish to start their own business.

For Parents

  • Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey
  • Money Still Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Teenagers and Young Adults by Neale Godfrey and Tad Richards

For Teens

  • Budgeting: The Fundamental Guide for Beginner’s by Craig Santoro
  • TeenVestor.com: This website is full of information to make you a smarter and more prudent investor.
  • VolunteerMatch.org: Strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and noble causes to connect.
  • TeenForce.org is a non-profit organization that helps teens (ages 14-20) gain work experience by providing work readiness training, skills development and job placement services.

For Parents

  • Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey
  • Kids, Wealth, and Consequences: Ensuring a Responsible Financial Future for the Next Generation by Richard A. Morris and Jayne A. Pearl