A recent national study on state efforts to improve financial literacy gave 27 states a grade of “C,” “D,” or “F” for their ability to produce financially literate high school graduates. So it might not be surprising that the majority of Americans do not budget regularly and are struggling with credit card debt.
The good news is that there’s a lot you can do as a parent to improve your kids’ financial literacy scores, especially for high school students who are on the brink of financial independence.
We’re thrilled to offer Smart Budgeting, a series of digital lessons designed specifically for high school students. The five digital lessons were created by EVERFI, our partner in financial education. Each mobile-friendly lesson covers important financial topics covering everything from savings, investing, income, debt and more.
How It Works
Students can participate in just 3 easy steps:
- Sign up for the Smart Budgeting lessons by visiting our Greater Students Financial Education Center
- Complete the 5 lessons (~10 minutes each)
- Apply their new financial know-how every day!
These Smart Budgeting lessons are open to all — our members, employees, and the communities we serve. We encourage you to share this new resource with friends and family, so that we are able to amplify our impact through education. Click here or the button below to get started!
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