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Dollar Works 2 is a comprehensive personal financial education program. Use the easy-to-use tools to move learners from practicing "concepts" to taking action in their own lives.

This curriculum includes:

  • A binder with all printed instructor materials.
  • An easy-to-use CD with dozens of Action pages (handouts). All Action pages have been culturally adapted for English- and Spanish-speaking audiences.

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Click the links below to see samples of this curriculum.


Introducing Dollar Works 2 (PDF)

Being successful with Dollar Works 2

Assessing learner skills

  • Measuring money skills
  • Learner feedback and evaluation

Making money decisions

  • Unit 1 — Connecting culture and financial resources
  • Unit 2 — Making decisions about money

Building money management skills

Managing income and bank accounts

  • Unit 6 — Understanding a pay statement and taxes
  • Unit 7 — Using a bank account

Understanding credit and debt

  • Unit 8 — Using credit wisely
  • Unit 9 — Managing debt

Targeting money issues

  • Unit 10 — Managing risk with insurance
  • Unit 11 — Solving consumer problems
  • Unit 12 — Teaching children about money


  • Selected internet financial education resources in Spanish
  • Selected internet financial education resources in multiple languages
  • Bibliography

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This curriculum was developed in 2009 by Extension family resource management educators Shirley J. Anderson-Porisch (emeritus), Rosemary K. Heins (emeritus), Cindy M. Petersen (emeritus), and Susan E. Hooper (emeritus); and Extension family social science specialist and professor Jean W. Bauer​

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