Adolescence is the critical transitioning period from childhood to adult responsibilities. The best thing to do to equip yourself with the proper skills to be financially successful  is to start learning healthy habits early.

With the proper discipline, exposure to financial concepts, and some practice managing your money, the road to financial literacy will be a smooth one.

Here, you will find helpful resources, thorough guides, and additional programs geared to budding adults.

guides

Building Wealth
Explore this interactive guide to learn how to set financial goals, budget, save and invest, build credit and manage debt, and protect wealth with basic insurance.
Life Is Expensive
Created by Mountain America Credit Union, this guide to money management gives you a future look at the upcoming expenses associated with adulthood, and the rest of your life.
Money Matters
Created by Mountain America Credit Union, this magazine is your guide to a successful financial path, with an overview of all the topics of your financial future.

resources

The Basics
These financial literacy materials, including classroom modules, games, DVDs and brochures, are free and available for download.
Taking Charge of Your Finances
Thinking of college? Learn a few facts about money management. Quiz available at the end to check for understanding!
Your First Bank Account
Frequently asked questions and answers if to think about when starting a bank account.
Identity Theft
What is identity theft? Why should I care?
Learn the Biz
Click this resource to find tools and activities for young entrepreneurs.
8 Financial Tips for Young Adults
A lack of basic financial education leaves many young adults clueless about how to manage their money, applying for credit, and how to get or stay out of debt. To help you get started, this resource takes a look at eight of the most important things to understand about money if you want to live a comfortable and prosperous life.
Reality Check
Fill out the choices in this link to see if you can afford your dream life. You might be surprised at how much that life will cost
Tips for Teens
This website will give you tips and tools for managing money. Get started!

programs

Personal Finance Education
NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) is a free turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens.
Hands on Banking- Beginner
Learn money management, how to save, and credit basics.
Hands on Banking- Advanced
 Learn about creating a spending plan, starting work, and how continuing education after high school could fit into your financial future.

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