Governor  Dannel P. Malloy
 

Financial Education

Financial Education for Youth: Websites

The following websites are targeted to young people who are interested in learning more about money, saving and investing.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Look at new currency designs, facts, trivia, and more.
http://www.moneyfactory.com/

FDIC Learning Bank
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's kids' site tells you the who, what, when, where, and why about this agency - with a little help from Carmen Cents!
http://www.fdic.gov/about/learn/learning/index.html

FED 101
Students can find out how the Federal Reserve System creates money, how checks are cleared, and how the Federal Reserve System works. Kids can be a bank examiner and interview a Fed Reserve president. FED101 also includes an interactive game - Fed Clue.
http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/

Pocket Change
Looking for cool games, amazing time travel, and coin-collecting tips? You're in the right place. Just visit the U.S. Mint's website and discover a pocketful of treasures!
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/

Savings Bonds for Kids
Do you know what Savings Bonds are? Maybe you got one as a present or maybe your parents are using them to save for college. This website will help you understand what they are and how they work. It includes a poster contest, games, and fun facts about U.S. Savings Bonds.
www.treasurydirect.gov/kids/basics/basics_sb.htm

Social Security Kids Stuff
Social Security is your piggy bank for the future. You save by making payments every time you receive a paycheck. A small portion of each paycheck is sent to the Social Security Administration. Later, when you retire, Social Security will pay you back every month with a Social Security check. What goes around, comes around!
http://www.ssa.gov/kids

Time Machine
This is a great website about learning the history of coins. There are great facts about interesting people, places, and events that are honored on our coins. You can now experience these people, places, and events first hand.
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/timemachine/

Jump$tart!
Learn about improving your basic personal financial management skills. There are tips on balancing a checkbook and basic principles involved with earning, spending, saving, and investing.
http://www.jumpstart.org/states-connecticut.html

Life Smarts - The Ultimate Consumer Challenge
The National Consumers League operates LifeSmarts, which is a flexible classroom or group activity that teaches teens to be smart and responsible consumers and citizens. It is open to all teens in the 9th through 12th grade. The content and competition questions focus on five key areas of consumer knowledge that teens need to know to function effectively in today's marketplace.
http://www.lifesmarts.org/

The Mint
Find out what it takes to start your own business, learn how to save and invest your money wisely, or try out some cool quizzes and financial tools. You can also learn about your role in the economy and how to make a budget!
http://www.themint.org/