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Financial security for tomorrow starts today.

Read more about 'Money Talk' with your kids and how to help them become money smart.

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new iconNovember 16-22 is Global Entrepreneurship Week! An entrepreneur is someone who bravely launches his or her own business. Let’s take a look at some amazing kid entrepreneurs and see how they found success even before they were old enough to drive a car! + more

Back to school = back to saving basics. Summer is gone and you are no longer doing house chores to make some extra cash. Consider some easy saving tips to help you store away money for when you need to make a big purchase. Remember to use our Cash Calculator to help you keep track of all of what's in your piggy bank! + more

Check out our blog in the Pointers for Parents section.

The Mint Grad

Setting financial goals isn't easy, especially for college students and recent grads. So we've added a tab to help young adults prepare for financial independence.
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for teachers

for teachersShare your success stories and photos of lessons that worked. Visit us for lesson planning ideas and other teaching tips to get ready for next year. + share

Did you Know?

It may seem silly to buy a winter coat in August, but you can save a lot by purchasing off-season items online.

When you use a debit card, money comes out of your account immediately. It's like cash, not like a credit card.

Despite the New York Stock Exchange's notoriety, it was not the first stock exchange in the United States.

When you're shopping, avoid impulse purchasing. Make a list. It an item's not on the list, don't buy it.

If you had ten billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would take 317 to go broke.

Coins usually survive in circulation for about 30 years and a one dollar bill usually lasts for about 18 months.

Bring food and drinks from home for after sports practice and you'll save money!

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has 118 grooves, according to the U.S. Mint.

Looking for some low cost activities for your family? Check out the community calendar at the local library.

There are many ways to help others: you can give money, your time and energy or items you no longer use.

You can save a lot of money on magazines and books by visiting your local library.

The word budget comes from the French "bougette", a little bag.

Tired of old electronic games? Trade them in for different games at a video/game exchange center.

Almost half, 48 percent, of the notes printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing are $1 bills.

Martha Washington is the only women whose portrait has appeared on U.S. currency.

The U.S. Treasury says that Americans hold about $15 billion in loose change.

The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollack.

Keep a money diary that tracks what you save and spend. It will tell you about when, why, and how you use money.

Making a big purchase? Do your research at the library and online to make sure you are getting the best price.

When you buy a stock in a company you become a shareholder, and own a 'part' of that company.

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Just for Moms

Security Tips for Shopping with your Handheld Device

Shopping with a mobile device is easier and more convenient then many of us shoppers ever dreamed possible. While there are so many advantages to shopping with our handheld devices, it’s important to note some key security considerations when doing so:

‘Appy shopping!