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Financial Literacy Curriculum Wins Financial Education Award

We just won an Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award (EIFLE) for our financial literacy curriculum. The awards are given by the Institute for Financial Literacy. Awards were presented at the Annual Conference on Financial Education.

Money Habitudes Financial Literacy Curriculum: Overview

High school financial literacy curriculumOur financial literacy curriculum for teens is Money Habitudes: How to be Rich in Life and Love. It is a collaboration with The Dibble Institute. The financial curriculum introduces teens to the human, emotional side of money. With a behavioral economics approach, the teen financial literacy curriculum is an important precursor to financial literacy courses.
The engaging financial literacy lesson plans help teens:

  • identify their personal finance patterns.
  • understand how these financial patterns affect their goals and relationships.
  • see how to use this financial self-assessment to be more successful.

The high school personal finance curriculum includes 5 one-hour lessons. It can be used on its own or as supplemental lesson plans alongside other personal finance and economics curricula. This includes FDIC’s Money Smart and other financial capability curricula developed by NEFE, FEFE, etc. How To Be Rich in Life & Love integrates with state and national standards for personal finance education.

Money Habitudes Financial Literacy Curriculum: Contents

A key focus of the financial literacy lesson plans is understanding the different ways people behave around money. Guided discussions reveal how different financial behaviors reflect the influence of family, media, culture, and life events. The non-judgmental personal finance curriculum helps teens manage their financial concerns in productive ways. Finally, teens learn to use SMART Goals for goal setting.
The ready-to-teach course includes:

  • Teacher Guide with 5 lesson plans
  • PowerPoints for each lesson (CD)
  • Student workbook / journal – 72 pgs, illustrated
  • Decks of Money Habitudes for Teens
  • 2 full-color posters

Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award Criteria

EIFLE financial literacy awardThe Institute for Financial Literacy created the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards. The financial literacy awards promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by acknowledging the accomplishments of those that advance financial literacy education.

  • Nominations are open to the general public.
  • Financial literacy award categories include Financial Educator, Organization, Financial Book, Financial Education Program, Published Research and Financial Literacy Instructional Game.

The Money Habitudes financial literacy curriculum won in the category of Children’s Education Program of the Year: Financial Responsibility and Decision Making.
Past EIFLE winners include Thrivent Financial, Feed The Pig, Pioneer Services, InCharge Education Foundation, Moonjar, Financial Finesse, Susan Beacham and Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, NEFE High School Financial Planning Program, D2D Fund, and Awesome Island.