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

What's New

new iconBack to school = back to saving basics. What happens now that 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. Also remember to use our Cash Calculator to help you keep track of all of what's in your piggy bank! + more

Easy App to Raise Money Conscious Kids. Parents know it can be hard to get kids off their smart phones in this era of technology. It can be just as hard to conceptualize financial education in a way kids can easily understand. Download Quest To Clean Up and be on the way to raising money conscious kids today. Don't forget, the app is FREE for a limited time! + 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?

The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollack.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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!