Financial Literacy Resources
June 25, 2008
The majority of ORR Individual Development Account Program (IDA) grantees use the following curriculum for their financial literacy classes:
However, there are many other financial literacy resources available*:
The following are links to additional financial education resources*:
- www.nefe.org offers a comprehensive set of links to financial education curricula
- http://ncee.net/ offers several financial education curricula for youth. We discussed reviewing these for preliterate refugee populations and those highly unfamiliar with American currency and banking practices.
- http://www.smartaboutmoney.org The National Endowment for Financial Education
- www.mymoney.gov This site offered by the U.S. Treasury outlines the National Strategy for Financial Literacy.
- http://www.nefe.org/ Nefe offers several good tools for evaluating your financial education offerings
- www.daveramsey.com/fpu/special_interest/ Many people across the U.S. are taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. He offers an entertaining DVD in English and Spanish. If the costs are negotiated down, this could save a lot of money and time on trainers.
- www.treas.gov/offices/domestic-finance/financial-institution/fin-educ... This outlines the Treasuries financial education commission objectives and provides several useful tools.
* Research by Amy Shir of ISED: firstname.lastname@example.org