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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!

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Financial security for tomorrow starts today.

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new iconThings 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

So Long, Summer! Money Saving Tips for Parents in a New School Year. It’s that time again. Like it or not, school is just around the corner. So what does that mean for you as a parent? Are you ready? What changes will a new school year present?…. + 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 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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollack.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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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!