Financial Literacy Month - Middle School Resources

Use these Grade 6 – 8 resources as you celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Teach a different theme each week – Earning Income, Saving and Investing, Spending and Budgeting, and Managing Credit and Risk.


Content Partner

Making a Budget - It Is All Spending!

Students discover that all elements of a budget are essentially spending on goods and services.
Key Concepts: Decision Making, Goods and Services, Income…

The Basics of Saving and Budgeting

In this personal finance lesson, students will identify ways to spend and save to learn how to reach financial goals.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis

Hey, Get a Job!

The second of a two-part unit on income-earning endeavors, this lesson has students choose a job or business to engage...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Entrepreneurs

Should I Use Cash or Credit?

To use or not to use credit for a major purchase is an important decision. There is a nifty process...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Opportunity Cost


Content Partner

PBS-NOVA Financial Lab

Managing money is hard! Even when you know what you should do, it can be hard to actually do it....
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Opportunity Cost, Saving

Taxes Tic Tac Toe

In this game, students can play tic tac toe while answering questions about proportional, regressive, and progressive taxes.
Key Concepts: Taxes

Set a Savings Goal

In this personal finance activity, students will identify the steps needed to meet a savings goal.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Saving


Interest Calculator

This interest calculator can be used to calculate the monthly payments and final amount paid on a loan for various...
Key Concepts: Credit, Interest


Saving and Investing Video and Quiz

In this personal finance video, students will learn about saving and investing and play a Kahoot! game.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Interest, Saving and Investing

Professional Development

Why Save? | Lesson Demo

This video is a classroom demonstration of Lesson 1: Why Save? from CEE's Learning Earning and Investing for a New...
Key Concepts: Compound Interest, Interest