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Money Matters: Top Resources for Teaching Teens about Personal Finances

By Press Release | August 12 2012

Top Resources for Those Teaching Real Money Skills to Children

Are you a teacher looking for free, quality resources to help instruct students on managing their personal finances? The nonprofit Alliance for Investor Education (AIE), a consortium of America's top regulatory, self-regulatory and industry organizations focused on investor education, is now making available in one place a variety of resources online.

AIE is outlining 10 of the best Web-based resources for teachers looking to give their students a strong base of knowledge in investing and personal finance so they will know how to properly manage their finances as they grow into adulthood. The Alliance's new "Investing and Finance for Kids" is now available. AIE is the organization of the United States' leading financial-related foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations and governmental agencies.

Alliance for Investor Education President Sue Duncan, who also serves as vice president of the Investment Company Institute Education Foundation (ICIEF), said: "The best way to make sure Americans know how to save and invest wisely as adults is to start early. Educators are a key source for sharing that knowledge with kids starting at an early age and as they grow. The Alliance for Investor Education wants to make sure all teachers have access to the best tools for showing children the importance of saving and investing their money so they are best able to meet their financial goals as they grow."

Teachers within the greater metro DC area can apply for ICIEF grants of up to $25,000 each for starting or expanding investing education classes, programs or activities at their schools.

The new "Investing and Finance for Kids" section of the AIE website features the following 10 top resources for teachers:

1. How to Make Personal Finance Connect with Young Adults

American Association of Individual Investors

2. Generation Money

FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Channel One News, and the Consumer Federation of America

3. Live Stock Adventure

North American Securities Administrators Association

4. High School Financial Planning Program

National Endowment for Financial Education

5. Saving and Investing for Students

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

6. Kids and Money—Preschoolers through Teenagers

Employee Benefit Research Institute

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