Our Mission - Financial Literacy

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The Piggy Book can be a great first step in helping kids understand the value of money, and what it takes to save it up and spend it wisely. But we're not the only ones helping them build these fundamental skills!

Financial Literacy has become a topic of top priority in America, with many organizations developing educational programs, offering support, and striving to help people--especially young students--to master the basics of personal finance.

This page contains a collection of additional resources regarding financial literacy, and we hope it will deepen your understanding of this vital issue. The articles and stories on this page underscore the importance of our mission to help kids build financial skills and understanding that will prepare them to deal responsibly and intelligently with financial decisions throughout their entire life!

Financial Literacy-Related Websites

In 2010, the President created the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

The National Education Association has added Financial Literacy to its curriculum.

In 2003, the government created the Financial Literacy Education Commission to develop a national strategy on financial education, which has a website (mymoney.gov) and hotline.

Mymoney.gov offers resources for young people.

Jump$tart is a coalition of diverse financial education stakeholders. These organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation's youth for life-long financial success.

Money As You Grow is a website that has been chosen as one of the best for kids by the American Library Association. It is dedicated to teaching kids how to live financially-smart lives.

Financial Literacy-Related Articles

This is an article geared towards grandparents and how they can help their grandchildren learn health financial skills.

Beyond the Piggy Bank--Teaching Kids About Money