The MoneyTeach In the Know section contains articles from prominent educators and professionals active in the field of personal finance and financial education. Take a look for tips, articles, and information you can apply in your own financial education classes!

A New Stock Market Game that Rewards Patience and Diversification

Dan Kadlec

The venerable Stock Market Game run by the SIFMA Foundation has been around for 40 years. It serves 15,000 teachers and 600,000 students annually, and undeniably helps kids in grades 4-12 better understand investing and economics.

No other national financial literacy program has enjoyed such reach for such a long time. But disruption is in the air. A new financial literacy game built around the stock market aims to reach students with a more complete view of how investing works.

Be Intentional with Developing Your Financial Habits

Robin Palmer

Recently I was researching some specific exercises to add to my workout regime. I watched several instructional videos on YouTube until I found the one that I thought would fit with my exercise goals. As I was following along with the instructor, I heard her say “Be intentional when you do these exercises or you won’t get the results you want.” That phrase, “be intentional,” stuck with me, and I knew it was one that applies not just to exercise but to financial habits as well.

Investing Activity Idea: How Can a Jar of Jelly Beans Teach Students About the Stock Market?

Tim Ranzetta

How can we teach students about the stock market when they have no investing experience?

Success Stories from FDIC’s Youth Savings Pilot Participants

FDIC Money Smart Team

Enhancing collaborations among schools, nonprofit organizations and banks is the foundation of the FDIC’s efforts to help young people learn about savings.  The FDIC Youth Savings Pilot program included 21 FDIC-insured financial institutions to identify promising approaches to combining financial education with the opportunity for students to open safe, low-cost savings accounts. Here we report on what three of the participating banks told the FDIC about their successes during and after the pilot.

Financial Literacy Month 2018: A Retrospective

Lisa Bender

As we close out the month of April 2018 and the annual push to make financial literacy be seen and heard all across the country, it is worthwhile taking a look back at what news made headlines and which ideas from teacher classrooms may help others deliver outstanding lessons to students in the future.