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Youth and money

It's essential that young people know how to make the most use of their resources. Managing money, dealing with credit and debt, and learning to make wise consumer decisions are important life lessons for children and teens.


Parents, let's talk college finances

Learn how to talk to your college student about money matters.

Financing higher education: Helping families make informed choices

How can we help students and their families invest in higher education without becoming overindebted?

Spending strategies for going off to college

Get tips for your college-bound student on sticking to a spending plan.

From college student to self-efficient adult

Parents — help your college student make better financial choices.

Additional resources

High school financial planning program instructor trainings: Extension Center for Family Development training for high school teachers and agency staff who teach personal finance. 

Money conversation starters for parents and children (PDF)

Teaching children money habits for life (PDF)

Allowances and alternatives (PDF)

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