NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) is the leading nonprofit national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families. Especially relevant to Money Trek is NEFE’s extensive High School Financial Planning Program.
JumpStart (Financial Smarts for Students) is a national coalition of more than 100 organizations dedicated to help teachers of US students (K-12) deal with the subject of financial literacy. They provide training for teachers to help ensure quality of instruction in schools. They also maintain a large clearinghouse for teachers, parents and others to use when discussing finances with children and youth. They have set educational standards for K-12 students on the subject of financial literacy.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics, including privacy, credit and identity theft. 1-877-FTC-HELP. This resource is especially helpful on the topic of credit.
The Government Publishing House provides scores of free materials on all types of money issues from investing to money scams.
The U.S. Government’s website MyMoney is dedicated to teaching all Americans about financial education It is maintained by the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission. They can also be reached at: 1-888-MY-Money. The site also has some resources and games especially designed for kids.