Youth Financial Literacy Resources/Links

There are a number of resources (many offered at no charge) available for parents and children to find out more about money management and personal finance.  Click on any of the links below to get started.

NEW:  April is National CU Youth Month!  Celebrate at your local credit union from April 1-30, 2017.


CUs in the News...Resources as seen on WGME, FOX 23, WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2, and WVII ABC 7.  Also, look for Maine's credit unions sharing tips and resources on Good Day Maine on FOX 23 and occasionally on CBS 13's Daybreak.

Financial Tips for College Freshmen

Back To School Shopping Tips for Financial Literacy

Summer Financial Tips for Parents (Toddlers-Teens)

Other Programs/Links

FoolProof Interactive Financial Education (

Maine Jump$tart Coalition

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

Googolplex - The Credit Union Guide for Student Money Makers

Budgeting Workbook for Young Adults - Full of lessons, concepts and useful information for college and high school-age students

Smart About Money 

Credit Union National Association Youth Financial Literacy - resources include a 'How To Guide' and more

Age-Specific Resources

Money Games for Kids:  Click here to download games that kids (ages 4-13) can play to learn more about money and finances

Preschool: Teaching preschoolers about spending & saving

Grades K-5: Stories, games and ideas to help elementary school children learn about money

Grades 6-8: Money concepts and tools for middle schoolers; Sample Budget Sheet for Middle and Elementary School students

High School Students: High School Financial Planning Program and Booklets, supported by the National Endowment for Financial Education and Credit Unions; Sample Budget Sheet for Teens