New Financial Education Resource: Your Money’s Best Friend
You might have heard of the Facebook game obsession Farmville, but have you heard of Fedville? Or maybe you loyally watch your favorite NFL team every Sunday, but have you ever been to Financial Football Training Camp? These are just two of the interactive resources available through the Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education’s new website, Your Money’s Best Friend.
The website, which is primarily aimed at consumers, contains a variety of resources from basic information about Budgets & Cash Flow and Banking Basics to more advanced topics such as Talking about Money and Protecting Your Money. It also contains specific Hands-On Activities and Games to teach kids about money.
In addition to information about money, Your Money’s Best Friend also contains a section on Life cycles as they relate to financial stability. The Life section has a Higher Education tab, which includes information on both college and Career-Oriented Training. Through the Life section, consumers can also learn extensive information about Jobs, including details on Workplace Benefits, Income Patching & Self-Employment, and Job Loss. Consumers can also find information on Housing, Family, Retirement, and Death through the Life section of the website.
To help consumers calculate their budgets and plan for different aspects of their lives, Your Money’s Best Friend contains a list of Calculators, which compute auto costs, the cost of college, estate taxes, and inflation, among others. The website also contains a glossary of financial terms for consumers.
While the Your Money’s Best Friend is primarily aimed at consumers, it does contain a section for educators as well, which is separated into resources for educators in the community, schools, and the workplace. All three sections contain audience-specific information about curricula and program design, training and events, and other resources.
We encourage you to explore Your Money’s Best Friend and help your participants navigate this resource as well!
This article originally ran in the IDAresources.org Update Newsletter on 11/04/10 and is available for archival purposes.