Quest To Clean Up
This app encourages children to understand how to earn and save money for desired items to ensure they're financially literate BEFORE they get their first job or credit card!
Halloween is right around the corner. Costumes, wigs and masks have been on your mind since school started. Thinking about how much fun it will be to scare your friends has consumed your thoughts. But what about all the candy? Shouldn't you have a plan for what to do with it and how quickly you eat it?…. + more
Things You Need to Know About Labor Day. Monday, September 5, 2016, is the 134th official Labor Day in American history. But while families make fun plans for the long weekend and stock up for cookouts, the origins of Labor Day are important to keep in mind…. + more
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Despite the New York Stock Exchange's notoriety, it was not the first stock exchange in the United States.
There are many ways to help others: you can give money, your time and energy or items you no longer use.
When you're shopping, avoid impulse purchasing. Make a list. It an item's not on the list, don't buy it.
You can save a lot of money on magazines and books by visiting your local library.
When you use a debit card, money comes out of your account immediately. It's like cash, not like a credit card.
Bring food and drinks from home for after sports practice and you'll save money!
Making a big purchase? Do your research at the library and online to make sure you are getting the best price.
Martha Washington is the only women whose portrait has appeared on U.S. currency.
Almost half, 48 percent, of the notes printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing are $1 bills.
The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollack.
It may seem silly to buy a winter coat in August, but you can save a lot by purchasing off-season items online.
If you had ten billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would take 317 to go broke.
Looking for some low cost activities for your family? Check out the community calendar at the local library.
The U.S. Treasury says that Americans hold about $15 billion in loose change.
Coins usually survive in circulation for about 30 years and a one dollar bill usually lasts for about 18 months.
Tired of old electronic games? Trade them in for different games at a video/game exchange center.
Keep a money diary that tracks what you save and spend. It will tell you about when, why, and how you use money.
When you buy a stock in a company you become a shareholder, and own a 'part' of that company.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has 118 grooves, according to the U.S. Mint.
The word budget comes from the French "bougette", a little bag.
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