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Money and Finances

Image of dollars and coinsHave you ever asked "Why do we have to pay taxes?" Do your parents pull their hair out around April 15th? Find out the answer to this and many more fun and exciting questions with these links below.

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NetSites about Money & Finances for Information

Item Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Look at the new currency designs, fact and trivia and more.

Item FDIC Learning Bank - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's kid's site tells you the who, what, when, where and why about this agency - with a little help from Carmen Cents!

Item FED 101 - At this site students can find out how the Federal Reserve System creates money, how checks are cleared, and how the Federal Reserve System works. Kids can be a bank examiner and interview a Fed president. FED101 also includes an interactive game - Fed Clue.

Item H.I.P. Pocket Change - Looking for cool games, amazing time travel, and coin-collecting tips? You're in the right place. Just visit the U.S. Mint's site and discover a pocketful of treasures!

Item Money Central Station - Learn how and where money is made and play a number of different games.

Item Savings Bonds for Kids - Do you know what Savings Bonds are? Maybe you got one as a present or maybe your parents are using them to save for college? This website will help you understand what they are, how they work and it includes a poster contest, games and fun facts about U.S. Savings Bonds.

Item Small Business Classroom - The Small Business Classroom is a digital strategy for reaching new markets and training small business clients in a changing, global environment.

Item Social Security Kids Stuff - Social Security is you piggy bank for the future. You save by making payments of part of your pay to Social Security as you work. Later when you can't work Social Security will pay you back every month with a Social Security check.

Item Time Machine - This is a great site about learning the history of coins. There are great facts about interesting people, places, and events that are honored on our coins; you can now experience these people, places and events first hand.

Item Treasury's Page for Kids - Take a tour, learn about the agency's history, the history of money, how to detect counterfeit, savings bonds and much more.

Item Understanding Taxes for Students - The IRS has developed an interactive, instructional tax program called Understanding Taxes to provide the general public with a technology-based instructional tool. Divided into two areas of content, Understanding Taxes offers both print and online materials to help you learn more about the history, theory, and application of taxes in the United States.



Organization Sites

Item Consumer Reports 4 Kids - Formerly Zillions Online web site is now Consumer Reports for Kids Online. This site is great for kids ages 8 and older.

Item Fedville - In Fedville, there are games to play, money to earn, and something to learn. You can open a savings account and watch your money grow. You can also shop at local stores, if you earn enough money playing games. This will help you learn about money and personal finance.

Item Jump$tart! - Learn about improving your basic personal financial management skills. Here are tips on balancing a checkbook, and basic principles involved with earning, spending, saving and investing.

Item Life Smarts - The Ultimate Consumer Challenge - The National Consumers League operates LifeSmarts a flexible classroom or group activity that teaches teens to be smart and responsible consumers and citizens. It is open to all teens in the 9th through 12th grade. The content and competition questions focus on five key areas of consumer knowledge that teens need to know to function effectively in today's marketplace.

Item The Mint - Find out what it takes to start your own business, learn how to save and invest your money wisely, or try out some cool quizzes and financial tools. You can also learn about your role in the economy and how to make a budget!



Commercial Sites

Item Fleet Kids - This site shows you that money smarts isn't just earning, earning, earning until you're blue in the wallet. Money smarts means working hard, saving, and investing. And giving something back to the people who helped you out when you needed it and to people who can reach out and help others.

Item Planet Orange - Discover Planet Orange, and open your eyes to the world of money! Brave the desert, climb mountains, and dodge alligators while you explore everything there is to know about earning, spending, saving, and investing.