What Is the Fed? looks at the history and structure of the Federal Reserve, the central banking system of the U.S. Learn how the Fed conducts U.S. monetary policy, regulates banking institutions, maintains the stability of the financial system, and provides financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions.
Educational Resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco provides websites, books, and newsletters about dozens of topics — economics, economic trends, the Federal Reserve system, U.S. monetary policy, great economists, and personal finance. Learn about banking basics; building wealth; inflation; foreign trade; financial markets, housing, and the economy; why kindergarten age matters; young […]
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you’re buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you’ll see important information from 20 federal agencies. Find out if you have “financial smarts”: take […]
National Council on Economic Education links to hundreds of lessons related to financial literacy. The council is a nationwide network that aims to help students develop the real-life skills needed for success as responsible consumers, savers, investors, citizens, and workers.
H.I.P. Pocket Change explores the history of coins. Teachers can find lesson plans on charting history with pennies, or showing students 293 ways to make change for a dollar. Students can learn how to start their own coin collection, travel back through history using coins as their guide, or design a future coin.
April is National Financial Capability Month, and there are a lot of resources available to help consumers, particularly young people, become more educated about money. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) offers the microsite Pocket Cents that includes the game Hit the Road, which takes players on a virtual road trip across the country, promoting […]