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Financial Literacy Education
for Young People

Newburyport Bank Provides an
Age-appropriate Financial Education

for grades Pre-K through 12 featuring the FDIC's Money Smart™ curriculums. Discussing money throughout a child's life helps build a strong foundation for healthy financial habits in the future. As a financial partner for this community we're committed to supporting parents, caregivers, and teachers in building that foundation. Together, let's guide our young people toward brighter futures.

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What is Money Smart?

The FDIC's Money Smart™ for Young People program helps students enhance their financial skills. This standards-aligned curriculum series empowers educators with engaging activities to integrate financial education instruction into subjects such as Math, English, and Social Studies.

For every grade level

Each age-appropriate curriculum includes easy-to-use lesson plans for educators and guides for parents and caregivers. The concepts of earning, savings, spending, investing, borrowing, and protecting are presented as lessons for each age group. These lessons can be used at home or school.

Examples

Earning

Concepts are taught with grade-level modified lessons as follows:
  • Grades Pre-K - 2: Understanding currency
  • Grades 3 - 5: Exploring careers and income
  • Grades 6 - 8: Career and job opportunities
  • Grades 9 - 12: Career options and managing a paycheck

Savings

Concepts are taught with grade-level modified lessons as follows:
  • Grades Pre-K - 2: Setting goals, saving, and spending
  • Grades 3 - 5: Setting goals, saving and spending, intro to investing
  • Grades 6 - 8: Financial goals, cash flow, and budgeting, personal financial choices
  • Grades 9 - 12: Financial planning, the importance of saving, college and student loans

To learn more about how we can support you in teaching young people to save, contact us today.

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