Economics

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy: Kids and Money

Although there is more to learn about money than how to count coins and bills, the subject is largely ignored in most middle- and high-schools. But somewhere between giving them an allowance, and waving goodbye as they move out of …[Continue]

Money Smarts

Money Smarts

Whether you use chocolate chips, monopoly money, or actual coins, it’s never too early to start learning about money. This week’s roundup of sites offer games and interactive tools to help kids and teens gain financial literacy….[Continue]

The Euro

The Euro

The euro (or EUR) entered circulation on January 1, 2002 and is the official currency of some, but not all European Union countries. The seventeen countries that use the euro are known as the eurozone: Austria, Belgium, Cypress, Estonia, Finland, …[Continue]

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Although there is more to learn about money than how to count coins and bills, the subject is largely ignored in most middle and high-schools. Today’s six-pack of sites tackle saving, budgeting, earning, investing, and more….[Continue]

Economics

Economics

Economics is the study of how people and countries choose to spend money and use scarce resources. At the individual level (microeconomics) we might choose between saving for an iPod, or spending on a movie, while governments decide (macroeconomics) how …[Continue]

Business Games for Kids

Today’s game sites for young entrepreneurs combine fun and learning. The topic was inspired by my nine-year old daughter’s success at selling her already-read-them-don’t-want-to-keep-them paperback books on eBay. After making $24 on her first batch of auctions, she wants to …[Continue]

Paper Money

Paper money was first issued in the United States on March 10, 1862, and became legal tender by an act of Congress seven days later. Today, collecting paper money from around the world (also known as banknotes) is gaining in …[Continue]

Kids and Money

Kids and Money

Sometime between giving them their first allowance and sending them off on their own, we need to teach our kids about money: saving, spending, earning, managing. Where do you start? These five web sites are a great beginning….[Continue]