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Financial Literacy Resources & Activities

UECU has gathered a list of websites that offer financial literacy resources for parents, teachers, and individuals looking for more knowledge in the financial spectrum.

it's a money thing videos
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We'd like to start this page with a video from our friend Nancy Carlson. Over the years, Nancy & UECU have partnered on many readings in schools around the Twin-Cities. The readings have always contained an element of Financial Literacy with a reading of “Start Saving Henry” and a discussion of saving. Nancy agreed to do a virtual reading and art lesson for UECU to share. 

Nancy Carlson is a Minnesota local Author & Illustrator of more than 60 published children’s books. Her books all contain positive messages that gently remind children what is right and how to be kind. Thank you, Nancy, for your continued support.

Resources

As a credit union started by Educators, we find financial literacy to be extremely important for both youth and adults. We pride ourselves in being a resource for teachers and parents who are looking for additional ways to teach the importance of money in our daily lives. Below you will see a list with links to many websites that offer resources. If there is some other way we can assist you, don't hesitate to reach out to our marketing team!

 

  • It's a Money Thing: Videos and print materials for a wide variety of financial topics. Suitable for all ages, everyone can enjoy and learn!
  • MnCU Jr Financial Education App: Teaches simple money concepts through tools for kids to manage their money and financial games for ages 2 to 12. (Sunsets July 1, 2021)
  • Biz Kids: Financial literacy and work readiness for children ages 6 to 12.
  • MyMoney.Gov the Department of the Treasury prepared report highlighting the importance of financial literacy and education for all Americans and identifies ways to improve the delivery of financial education.
          - Resources for Teachers
          - Resources for Youth
  • BestPrep: Play "The Stock Market Game" with kids while they’re at home and want to learn to invest.
  • Education.com: An Educational platform for parents and teachers of pre-k through 5th grade kids. Support your kids learning journey with games, worksheets and more that help children practice key skills.
  • Scholastic: This virtual learning hub is meant to support your child's virtual lesson plans.
  • University of Minnesota Extension: Creates and supports positive non-formal learning opportunities for youth. Fosters resilient, healthy and secure futures for families and seniors.
  • St. Paul Library: Resources for Online learning, Virtual learning, E-books, magazines, music, and research.
  • National Public Radio (NPR): A list of services that are being offered for free while everyone is practicing social distancing. This list includes free workout video classes to online educational classes for adults!