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The Changing Landscape of Payments
Examine the role of digital currency and how its growth has impacted the payments industry. We will also explore data behind cryptocurrency, the relationship between payments and economic and banking conditions, and new lessons for the classroom related to crypto, 21st Century banking, and digital currency usage amongst diverse populations.
Cash, Cards, Mobile, Oh My! How We Pay in the 21st Century
Register now to attend Federal Reserve Education’s April 20 Financial Literacy Month webinar.
Isabel's Car Wash
Students are introduced to the roles of entrepreneur and investor in the context of starting a business through the book, Isabel’s Car Wash. After discussing the story, students are divided into entrepreneur and investor groups for a business start-up.
Opportunity Occupations in the 10th Federal Reserve District
Opportunity occupations, or jobs that don't require a four-year degree yet typically pay above the national annual median wage, are important to the economy and many are anticipated to have solid growth. Use this infographic to explore these careers!
Becoming a Conscious Consumer Infographic
Help kids practice conscious spending and understand how money is a scarce commodity using these money smart tips.
Students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, bunnies that go shopping and make spending decisions. They learn about short-term and long-term savings goals. After a goal-sorting activity, students choose and illustrate their own savings goal.
Common Cents: A Financial Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
This article suggests the idea of creating a financial vision board to help kids achieve short and long-term savings goals. The related activity guides them in constructing and personalizing their board.
Common Cents: Bypassing Buyer’s Remorse
This article offers suggestions on ways to help kids make better purchasing decisions to avoid buyer's remorse.
Common Cents: Learning Through Lending – Kids as Angel Investors
This article introduces microloans as a way to invest in entrepreneurs from Third-World countries. Examples of nonprofit organizations that facilitate the microloan process are given, as well as steps to begin investing in their business start-ups.
Common Cents: Perusing Payment Cards
This article introduces teens to prepaid cards and discusses ways to compare card features and fees. An activity to evaluate card options is included.