Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Areas

Check out our two newest areas - Kids' Money for Organizations and Kids' Money International. Within this expanded framework, we intend to address all aspects of youth financial education. We see this as a community-wide effort involving parents, teachers, kids and organizations all around the world. Our challenge now is to marshall the Tools and Resources needed to assure the success of these efforts. Your help is essential. Thank you.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Call to Action

It's time to stop sitting on the sidelines and get in the game! Make you voice heard! Share your comments, ratings, recommendations, successes, questions, experiences, viewpoints or maybe even write an article. Kids' Money wants your input. Take a minute and tell us what's on your mind. We look forward to your participation.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

State Educational Standards

We're in the process of adding links to individual Personal Financal Education Standards for each state. Most states require one course in the Junior of Senior Year of High School. Many have fairly extensive lists of Resources for all Grade Levels. In particular, Utah provides a wealth of information for all educators. Click Here to check out our list. Thanks.

Monday, July 5, 2010

RSS Feed, Comments, Ratings & More

We've been busy adding lots of new stuff to Kids' Money. Our Home Page now includes an RSS Feed. Simply click on the icon (upper right hand corner of the Home Page) and subscribe. We've also added Comments and Ratings to our Parents and MoneySkills Pages. Share your thoughts and rate our pages - we appreciate your suggestions and are always looking for ways to improve Kids' Money. Lastly, we continue to add more content. This Fall, we hope to undertake a major push to add a significant amount of content to all areas of Kids' Money. Thank you for your interest.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

New and Improved Kids Pages

You may want to check out our totally revamped Kids area. We've got a new look, a new structure and lots of new resources. For this first time, we've embedded YouTube videos that give kids an insight to what they need to know to become financially savvy adults. There's also a number of games, surveys, articles and more.

Parents may want to visit the Kids area and see what would be helpful to their children. Please don't hesitate to let me know what you think. Thanks.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Educational Standards

We're in the process of adding some fairly descriptive educational standards to each of the Grade Level Home Pages in the Teachers area of Kids' Money. These standards address the five major areas of financial education and include grade level Performance Objectives for each area. We believe they can be quite helpful to Teachers and Parents alike. Please take a minute and let us know what you think. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Drumroll Please

Today's the day! We've revised our Home Page, Parents Page and added a number of other new pages and new options for our visitors. The only Topic fully developed is the Allowance Topic. We've started on Money Skills, though, and should have pages for the other Topics shortly. Please take a minute and let us know what you think of the new Kids' Money! Thank you.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jumpstart Standards

If you're interested in what your kids need to know when, you may want to check out:
  • The Kids' Money for Teachers home page. We've got a complete listing of the Jumpstart financial education standards and links to Jumpstart's home page and to the actual document.
  • The 4th, 8th and 12th grade home pages for a listing of financial educational objectives for students as they complete each of those grades.

Our next step is to provide the lesson plans, materials, programs and activities and other resources you'll need to accomplish those objectives. Please feel free to respond with any comments or suggestions. Thanks.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The NEW Kids' Money

I'm embarrassed to say I've been touting it for years, but have just started creating it over the last few days. There's now a Kids' Money for Teachers area organized by grade level with a sprinkling of resources. The concepts for the Home Page, the Parents' Page and the Kids' Page are indicated by the TOPICS and RESOURCES lines. It's going to be a big job but I can already see it taking shape. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.