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!

One Bank’s Contributions to Educating ... and Empowering ... Different Age Groups

FDIC Money Smart Team

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Since 2010, Beneficial State Bank (previously Pan American Bank), headquartered in Oakland, California, has used Money Smart to teach financial education workshops in more than 30 locations—including high schools, colleges and conferences—throughout the state. The sessions have reached more than 14,000 participants, from students to baby boomers, over the last six years.

Teenagers and Income Taxes: Why Are Taxes Deducted from My Paycheck?

Robin Palmer

In my role as a teacher, it is important that I teach students about empolyment vocabulary terms, help them complete their employment paperwork, and instruct them on their role as citizen taxpayers in our society.

These States are Moving Forward on Financial Literacy in School

Dan Kadlec

State authorities in Massachusetts often stumble when it comes to providing a framework for financial literacy learning. They did it again this summer: budget-minded Gov. Charlie Baker cut a $60,000 program geared at teaching low-income women how to stretch their resources.

Roadmap for Promoting Financial Literacy in Your Community

Lisa Bender

"Becoming financially literate is not just beneficial for an individual, it's also beneficial for the community in which they live, and for our nation as a whole." - Lisa Bender

Transforming today’s students with the “softskills” needed for the workplace

Susan McNamara

“Soft Skills” - are they truly necessary for the workplace? Yes, say employers, and many have been giving this feedback to anyone in education circles who’s willing to listen! Personal finance courses are an ideal place to embed opportunities to practice these skills since content taught in these classes can work to prepare and connect students and the workplace. So, what are these skills? They are the skills that reflect a polished worker.