Listed below are the links utilized during the January 29, 2009 webinar,
Financial Education Resources for EITC Recipients:
1. Financial Literacy Fact Sheet:
2. Resources for Effective Financial Education in AFI Projects:
3. Annie E. Casey Foundation: http://www.virtualcap.com/viewprogram.cfm?pid=183
4. Financial Literacy Resources:
Microsoft Word list of these links is listed below)
5. Financial Football:
6. Money Talks Expense Station Game:
7. Control Your Credit: http://www.controlyourcredit.gov/
8. Virtual Cap Resource Information:
9. Community Action Partnership, Changing Your Life Through Better Money
10. Help Minnesota Save:
11. Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy:
12. Financial Coaching:
13. Financial Fitness Bibliography:
14. Virtual CAP Homepage: http://www.virtualcap.com/Index.cfm (note new
15. Jump$tart Coalition: http://www.vajumpstart.org/
Additional information on the Jump$tart Coalition: Named the 2008 State Coalition
of Year, the Virginia Jump$tart Coalition is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization
representing more than 100 individuals and organizations in business, government,
association/nonprofit and education who have joined together to improve the
financial literacy of Virginians. Consider joining the Virginia Jump$tart Coalition for
Financial Literacy and join your peers from across the Commonwealth to work
together to increase financial literacy.
Have Fun with These Financial Literacy Resources
Share these online games with your staff for use with their financial literacy education
efforts for children and adults. Click here for an advance copy of all the Financial Literacy
Education Resources that will be featured on the new and improved Virtual CAP website.
Start out with one of these tools as a way to build interest: Financial Fitness for Life
Quiz…Jump$tart’s Reality Check for Students…Jump$tart Money IQ Quiz… Personal Finance
Financial Football – Helps teach financial concepts through a fast-paced, interactive game
that engages students while teaching them money management skills. Teams compete by
answering financial questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.
Financial Champions Academy (requires Internet Explorer) – Students enroll in the Financial
Champions Academy and learn how to make important financial decisions.
Cash Puzzler (preschool and early elementary school) – Youngsters will learn to recognize
dollar bills with this simple puzzle game. Complete each puzzle to learn quick facts about
the people featured on each bill.
Ed’s Bank (grades 3 to 6) - Help Ed collect enough money to shop for his favorite things.
Then watch his quirky reactions as he interacts with his purchases. This entertaining game
provides a lighthearted way of teaching younger audiences about saving and differing
Road Trip to Savings (adolescents) – Meet the challenges of four weeks on the road as you
steer your way to financial stability. This game requires players to make decisions about
income, expenses and savings. Coming up short on cash means losing your wheels.
Money Talks (teens) – Financial management web site for teens with videos, games and
more. Try the Expense Station Game for Starters
Check It Out! (teens) – Ever wonder what it would be like to be out of school and on your
own? Play the Check It Out game and find out! To start the game, you’ll have one month's
worth of income...and one month’s worth of bills.
Smart Money Quiz Show (ages 18 and up) – Test your money smarts with the Get-Out-of-
Debt Quiz Show. Tackle topics as diverse as Internet banking and consumer scams to work
your way out of $10,000 in debt.
Bad Credit Hotel – A place where folks come to enlighten the murkier areas of their credit
know-how. Some have come face-to-face with unnerving credit circumstances. Others come
here seeking knowledge.
Countdown to Retirement (adults) – Play out the career and lifestyle of your choice, and see
if your decisions allow you to retire in luxury -- or keep you working ’til the day you die. It
all depends on the choices you make in life and how well you manage your money.
More Games, Calculators and Stories for Students – Elementary School…Middle School…High
And Student/Parent Resources