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Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy

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  • Knowing how to make appropriate personal economic choices
  • Understanding the role of the economy in society
  • Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options

Additional resources on financial and business literacy:

1. National Financial Capability Challenge

This challenge aims to help Americans – but especially youth – get the financial education they need to help them take responsibility for their financial futures.  The Challenge is an awards program for educators and high school students that aims to encourage the teaching of personal finance.

2.  Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

The Consortium is dedicated to making entrepreneurship training easily available to all who want or need it.  The website contains useful information on teaching resources, and networking opportunities for those organizations interested in developing entrepreneurship education.

3.  Family Economics & Financial Education's (FEFE)

Provides educators with no-cost curriculum materials, and the skills and confidence to effectively teach family economics and finance. This is accomplished through an annual grant from Take Charge America, Inc., a non-profit debt counseling and management service located in Phoenix, AZ. The project began in 2001, using teacher input to design a quality, ready-to-teach family economics and finance curriculum and training program.

4.  Goodbye to Complacency: Financial Literacy Education in the U.S. 2000-2005

AARP report that presents an overview of the proliferation and effectiveness of the personal financial education efforts undertaken during the past five years to help Americans achieve competence in personal finance.

5.  Mymoney.gov

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

6.  The New York Financial Literacy Coalition

Moneypower is the website for The New York Financial Literacy Coalition, an initiative of w!se,  that promotes financial education for young people.

7.  South Carolina Financial Literacy Initiative

Instituted in 2005, the program's goal is to ensure that personal finance is integrated into the existing K-12 courses and aligned to the state's academic standards.