Resources for financial planning
So you want to be more independent? The first step is managing your finances. Learn about managing your living expenses, healthcare costs and how to budget for the life you want to live.
|Fun games and activities to learn about money and budgeting
Are you starting to think about managing your finances? Check out MyMoney.gov to find fun activities, websites, video games, and information about money for kids and youth. You will find links to information on how to save money, what to think about when shopping and buying, and how to budget or plan so you’ll have enough money when you need it. Be sure to scroll down the page to get to the youth section.
| A workbook to help you financially plan for what you want in life
Here’s a great workbook to learn about things like budgeting, online banking, debit cards, savings and your credit score. This information is critical to getting you the car you want, the apartment you are thinking about or the vacation of your dreams. It’s also the small things too, do you want to be able to pay for your groceries and prescriptions, but also be able to go out with friends once a week? Here’s where you get started. This resource is provided by VISA and whatsmyscore.org. MONEY 101 Student workbook
|Free online class and money coach
Ok, so you read all the stuff above, but it’s been a few weeks and you really haven’t gotten started… sometimes it helps when you have a coach to guide you along. This program provides guidance in three ways. Its educational component consists of two training modules that will teach you about managing your budget and managing your credit. It also provides a set of activities that step you through the actual processes. And it comes with a real live coach to guide and assist you. Best part of all, its totally FREE.
Learn the basics of budgeting and why it’s important right here.
|Basic Daily Budget App
Need help keeping track of what you spend each day to avoid over spending? Try the Left to Spend app. It is super simple and easy to use!
|Advanced Budgeting App
Practical Money Skills for Life brings you this comprehensive calculator suite as part of its ongoing effort to help students of all ages. Explore your own financial information in greater detail by using these powerful tools for planning and assessing your financial choices and future goals. During the process, you might discover expenses you can eliminate and more effective ways to manage your money on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. This suite of calculators is also available at the Practical Money Skills website.