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Free Web Resources to Teach Your Child Financial Literacy

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Many parents of school-age children are more than two months into the challenging day-to-day schedule of educating their children at home. And while there is 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!

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

Chair the Fed Game

FDIC Money Smart for Young People

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM RESOURCES (organized by grade level)

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

 

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Virginia529 offers free, in-person information sessions at locations across Virginia. These hour-long sessions highlight the program’s three plans, explain the benefits to account owners and give you the chance to get your questions answered. If you don’t live near one of our in-person sessions, Virginia529 offers online webinars where you can learn more from the comfort of your own home.