Financial Literacy

Updated 8 months ago

A couple of weeks ago I spoke about financial literacy web site at MyMoney.gov and today I have another great web site for parents and teachers and students from the State of Wisconsin. This site doesn’t have as easy a web address but it’s an easy-to-use site with great information. http://www.finlitwi.org/default/index.htmlStudents- Let’s start with info for students. The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions is specifically targeting elementary and middle school kids. It’s a colorful site when you click on the students’ tab. Inside is all text but you could make it more fun and perhaps use it as a starting point to learning about the various topics: History of Money Savings Options Financial Institutions- which sounds boring Investing. It’s not as much fun as a game or a coloring book, but for some kids it might be a good tool.Parents- This site is WAY more fun! When you roll your mouse over tabs there’s a sound of coins going into a bank! And the tabs have great pictures and engaging info. For instance under the tab ‘Fun for Kids’ one page reads: ‘ What things do you love to do? Go shopping? Watch movies? Play video games?’ The site then explains how everything costs money, so where are you going to get that money? Seven ideas are offered for kids plus a “Be Your own Boss” challenge. I liked this site a lot. It’s fun! There is a teen tab, pointers for parents and tips for teachers.Speaking of teachers, the state of Wisconsin’s site has an Educators’ tab has curriculum used by the state of Wisconsin as well as others such as the National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy. There are 21 games featured on the site as well as the appropriate grades for some of the games, organizations to contact and other resources are also listed for you on the site.It’s looks like there is something for homeschoolers, grandparents, teachers and parents to help get this generation well-educated on their money! Marion R. Syversen, MBA – PresidentNorumbegaFinancial207.862.2952Marion@NorumbegaFinancial.com Check out our website that includes weekly streaming videosWWW.NorumbegaFinancial.com Vote Norumbega Financial for Bangor’s Best Financial Planning Firm at Market Surveys of America In compliance with requirements from FINRA, all e-mail sent via the WSFG domain will be subject to review and archiving by Wall Street Financial Group, Inc. Email management, archiving & monitoring technology powered by Smarsh, Inc. Disclosure:Only securities and advisory services offered through Wall Street Financial Group, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. Wall Street Financial Group, Inc., Norumbega Financial and all other entities listed herein are separate entities, independently owned and operated.


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