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Resources and Web Sites Dedicated to Financial Literacy

Magazine article Techniques

Resources and Web Sites Dedicated to Financial Literacy

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Here are some free lesson plans, resources and Web sites to visit.

* Be Debt Smart

In a bid to educate students, parents and graduates about managing debt and understanding credit, Sallie Mae launched its Be Debt Smart campaign early last year. The campaign's Web site includes worksheets to help consumers create a budget and better manage their debt. Be Debt Smart can be accessed online at www.salliemae.com/bedebtsmart.

* Money Math

Twenty partners, including JumpStart and the U.S. Treasury, created Money Math: Lessons for Life. This four-lesson curriculum supplement is designed for pupils in grades seven to nine. It teaches math using real-world examples and includes lesson plans, activity pages and teaching tips. The publication can be downloaded online, and printed copies are available on request. Note that the printed copies go fast. You can download a copy at www.publicdebt.treas.gov/mar/marmmath.pdf, and you can get further information about printed copies at moneymath@bpd. …

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