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Teaching Students About Money

Helping young people learn how to handle money and develop healthy financial habits is important — and something CEFCU has championed for years.

The videos and links to resources available below can assist parents and teachers in helping young people learn how to use money wisely and make sound financial decisions.   

High School

Inventing – Investor

The Basics of Credit Scores

Importance of Budgeting

Living On Your Own

Paying With Cash or Credit

Compound Interest

Paycheck Breakdown

Additional Resources

Middle School

Tracking Your Spending (budgets)

Wishing or Working

Modeling Scams

Additional Resources

Instructional Resources

Biz Kids

Check out the additional videos, lesson plans, and other resources available at bizkids.com.

Junior Achievement

CEFCU has proudly supported Junior Achievement in Central Illinois for many years, both financially as well as providing staff to lead JA classroom programs.  Explore these free online resources from Junior Achievement:

GreenPath

GreenPath University:   Helpful articles, blogs, and tips on using credit wisely, saving for the future, buying a car and more

GreenPath Learning Lab:   Online interactive courses to help understand the importance of budgeting, preparing for unexpected expenses, buying a home, and more.