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Financial Footings

The Financial Footings 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

Manage It

  • Needs vs. Wants
  • Goals
  • Budgets
  • Types of Income
  • Taxes

Get Banked

  • Banks vs. Credit Unions
  • Checking Accounts
  • Savings Accounts
  • Interest
  • Managing Accounts

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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Contact your local affiliate to sign up for our no-cost, full service Financial Footings program.

"Financial Beginnings' programs are educational, interactive, and fun. My students asked lots of good questions about important topics relevant to them."

- Partnering Educator