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Financial Footings Step 1

Beginning with basic information, from how to identify coins and bills to more complex topics related to the budget and objectives, students may accumulate the necessary knowledge to make the right decisions in the future. The program designed for Kindergarten through second grade, has four modules which are usually divided into eight segments of twenty minutes each, in order to suit the needs of each group’s time. Each module contains an activity designed for younger students and one for older students.  

Topics Covered: 

Show Me the Money – 

· Know Your Money

· How Much


Earn Your Keep –

· Earn a Buck

· Jobs in Our Community


Smart Spending –

· Do You Really Need It

· Let's Go Shopping


Save It –

· Safe to Save

· Reaching Your Goals


What we provide: 

We provide students with a copy of the curriculum and all required supplemental material. These will be sent directly to the school or community group. We offer a program that will increase the basic and necessary foundations in mathematics and skills required for a successful life.

Teachers or coordinators interested in providing theses lessons for their students, can request the materials by filling out the form below or click here to register online.

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Financial Footings Step 2

The Financial Footings 3-6 program provides youth an introduction to the world of personal finance. The elementary program is a full service program in which Financial Beginnings provides all of the materials and presenters at no cost to schools or participants.  Students are provided with a student workbook to use during sessions and take home with them to continue the lessons.  Professionals who work in the financial industry volunteer their time to teach the lessons. These presenters can truly connect with youth by delivering an engaging and relevant program. This free program covers four important topics listed below in a four-hour program, usually broken into 4 one-hour sessions, which can be scheduled to fit each teacher's needs. In addition to financial education, the students are left with a message of responsibility, and a solid footing for a bright financial future.

Topics Covered:

Money Matters –

· What is Money

· Trading and Bartering

· Producers and Consumers

· Supply and Demand


Get Banked –

· Banks vs. Credit Unions

· Checking Accounts

· Savings Accounts

· Interest

· Managing Accounts


  Manage it –

· Needs vs. Wants

· Goals

· Budgets

· Types of Income

· Taxes 


Smart Future –

· Credit Score

· Credit vs. Debit Cards

· Loans

· Types of Interest and how it works


What we provide:

We provide all students with a copy of the curriculum, and all necessary supplemental materials, which will be sent to the school directly, prior to the program. It is our job to make teachers' work easier; we handle all the details and offer a program that enhances the standards-based math and life-skills teachers are already teaching.  

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Thank you to Oregon College Savings Plan for serving as the Title Sponsor for the development of Financial Footings program!