There are a lot of important money tools here for you and your children. Some of these links are affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase, but I only recommend things I stand behind. These are my favorite tools and they’re all quite helpful. See the full affiliate disclosure here.
Money Management Tools
DVDs and Games for Kids
Money Websites for Kids
- Biz Kids – A great place with videos, lesson plans and games to teach kids about money.
- Citigroup Financial Education Curriculum for Kids – Finance lessons for young children, grades K-5.
- Citigroup Financial Education Curriculum for Teens – Finance lessons for teens.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – A resource to help you, the parent, teach your children about finances.
- Financial Entertainment – Free online finance games for children.
- High School Financial Planning Program – This is a financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens in grades 8-12.
- Money Talks for Teens – Answers to common questions kids need answered about finances.
- Rich Kid Smart Kid – A few games from the Rich Dad company. This continues the same rat theme from Cashflow for Kids.
- Students’ Room – They publish articles on topics from business to entrepreneurship to college, written specifically for high school students.
- Treasury Direct Kids – Videos, games and articles to teach kids the ins and outs of personal finances.
Investing Teaching Tools
- Financhill – This is a great way to see a valuation for individual stocks. You can see trends and charts to learn more about an individual stock.
- Yahoo Finance – This is the #1 place to go to see financial reports for companies all in one place. You can easily teach kids about balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
Credit Teaching Tools
- AnnualCreditReport.com – The only place on the internet to get a free annual credit report, from each bureau (so technically 3 per year). It’s good for your kids to know how to get their credit report before they go to college.
- Credit Karma – A free monthly TransUnion and Equifax credit score. Your kids can check their own credit score once they have one, and you can show them yours in the mean time.
- Credit Sesame – A free monthly VantageScore® 3.0 credit score.
- AliExpress – A great place to get many of the things you buy for crazy cheap. If you’ve heard of drop shipping – where people provide goods by direct delivery from the manufacturer to the retailer or customer – AliExpress is one of the most common places for that. That means you know they’re cheap. The quality typically rivals any other retail store, but at wholesale price.
- Amazon – You already shop there; shopping through this link helps support this site. Let’s be real, there aren’t many things you can’t get from Amazon.
- eBay – Don’t forget about eBay. Always compare prices with eBay. Anything that can be bought used should probably be bought on eBay.
- New Egg – A great place for computers and electronics. The prices rival Tiger Direct, so it’s best to compare both.
- Sonic Electronix – My favorite place to buy any car audio equipment. eBay has some great prices, but if you don’t want to mess with eBay, use Sonic.
- Tiger Direct – Another awesome place to price-compare electronics. Again, compare the price here to New Egg.
- TD Ameritrade – A great place to open a 529 for your kid’s education. It’s also a great place to open an IRA.
- USAA – The best bank, in my opinion, if you have any military affiliation whatsoever. You can do 529s and IRAs here as well.
- Audible – I set a goal to read 50 books per year. I listen to most of those. It wouldn’t be possible without Audible.
Bible Study Resources
- Accordance – My favorite Bible study software. There are many different versions depending on how much you’re able to spend, but the entry level program is much cheaper than most Bible software.
- The Bible Project – Animated videos for every book in the Bible, and videos for different Bible topics. I watch the video before I read any book in the Bible.