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Financial Literacy 

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Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your feedback on our Financial Literacy email series. Today we're sharing information about making financial decisions. From spending our first allowance to planning for retirement, we make thousands of choices about money in our lifetime.  

We hope you find these resources helpful!

How to build good financial habits for your teen
Building good financial habits doesn't happen overnight, but that doesn't mean it has to be complicated. From setting up a budget to learning how to pay bills online to creating a savings plan, it's important to teach teens how to make smart financial decisions. Read more...

Read Money Smart: Save & Invest HERE

Understanding Our Money Choices
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Some people choose to save money. Others would rather spend money. Some people think carefully about how to spend money, and others just buy things when they want them. When it comes to money, each person may have a different idea about what’s important and why. But how you choose to use money is shaped by the people around you. Your family, friends, and other people in your life help you figure out what you think and feel about money. Sometimes they can encourage us to make choices that help us reach our goals. Other times they can cause us to make choices that get us off track. It can be helpful to remember what’s important to you as you’re building habits about money. Read more...

Teacher Guide HERE
Student Worksheet HERE

For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving

Sesame Street Finances for Kids

Each time your young child sees you spend money or use the ATM, she is building an understanding of what money is. You can guide that understanding with simple activities about making good choices; what has value; and spending, sharing, and saving. Over time you'll see that, through everyday conversations and fun activities, you can help your child grow up to make good financial decisions. Read more...

Watch "Elmo Makes a Choice" HERE

Stay safe and be well,

Amber Rosewood

Cowlitz Community Network
360-442-7089 | 360-430-2991

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