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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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What's New

new iconBig Gifts, Low Cost. Have your kids been looking for ways to earn a few dollars to buy gifts this year? Have they been coming up short? With the holidays in full swing, 'tis the season to find a way to give heartfelt gifts on a budget…. + more

Learning the history of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday for many Americans. It’s a time to gather with family or friends and give thanks for all the things we have been given. It’s a time to appreciate the things we have, including the opportunity to learn about our country’s history. But do you know the history of Thanksgiving?…. + more

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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?

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

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

The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollack.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!