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Free Web Resources to Teach Your Child Financial Literacy


Many parents have spent the academic year educating their school-age children at home. And while there are a substantial number of virtual learning options and online experiences available --- virtual music classes anyone? --- financial literacy is a valuable topic that parents can teach at home as well.

Virginia529 helps families save in advance for their loved ones’ education, but the commitment to financial success doesn’t stop there. Virginia529 has longstanding partnerships with organizations in Virginia and beyond to provide children and their families with the resources to promote economic and financial health.

Learning even the basic financial concepts can be difficult, but experts agree that taking the time to teach your children financial literacy is well worth it. After all, it gives them the skills necessary to responsibly manage their money and achieve their future goals!

One resource available to Virginia families is the Reading Makes Cents reading challenge, which runs now through April 30. To participate in this year’s challenge and be entered for a chance to win a $529 Invest529 account to apply toward higher education costs, sign up today! Related: Watch Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam read "Save It."

Here’s a roundup of some other web resources to help you engage your children and motivate them to learn.

Chair the Fed Game


Peter Pig’s Money Counter

Money Metropolis Game

U.S. Mint- H.I.P. Pocket Change Games


Other Corona-related Resources to Help You Adapt and Plan

SCHEV Higher Education and COVID-19 Resources

Virginia Public Media Mental Health Resources


Want more tips and financial literacy resources? Follow Virginia529 on social media to get more tips and resources for teaching your kids the financial fundamentals!

Resources to help you learn

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions about 529 plans.

Smart Savers Academy

Tune in to a live episode and ask questions of the presenter, or watch a previously recorded webinar below.

Invest529 Portfolio Performance

Review and compare historical returns of Invest529 portfolios.