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Helping Students Understand Money is an Investment

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...in everyone's Future. 

A well done video to share with other adults, from HSBC

So far, we've put more than $2.5 million to work teaching high school students skills they'll bank on for a lifetime.Learn More

When students understand money, it really pays off. Watch now for a look at the world we'd like to see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQY3DdOAQtU

Imagine what a little personal finance education could do to change kids' financial future. Each year, H&R Block Dollars & Sense provides grants, curriculum and scholarships to bring personal finance education to high schools and teenagers nationwide. Because we'd love to see teens learn things like balancing a budget and paying a car payment, before they're out on their own.

To see if schools near you are participating or to learn more about teaching teens money management skills, visit www.hrblockdollarsandsense.com.

Charles Schwab Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Announce Annual Innovation Award Winners

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Charles Schwab Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Announce Annual Innovation Award Winners for Creative Delivery of Financial Education
Teens Nationwide Learn Essential Lessons about Personal Finance through Innovative Implementation of the Money Matters: Make It Count(SM)Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In an effort to recognize Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation that have gone above and beyond in teaching youth the basics of personal finance, Charles Schwab Foundation has announced the 2011 winners of the Innovation Awards. In their third year, the annual awards recognize Clubs that exemplify unique and enterprising techniques for delivering the Money Matters: Make It Count curriculum, a Charles Schwab Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America teen financial education program. One Boys & Girls Club was selected from each of the country's five geographic regions for its demonstrated commitment to making personal finance education compelling and meaningful to today's youth. The following winners will each receive a $3,000 grant from Charles Schwab Foundation.

-- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (Georgia),

-- Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington (Washington),

-- Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne (Wyoming),

-- Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), and

-- Boys & Girls Club of Dane County (Wisconsin).

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Websites help kids learn about money

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Claudia Buck - Sacramento Bee August 21, 2011

As summer winds down and another school year revs up, maybe you're looking for some new ways to entertain – and enlighten – your kids and teens.

How about some fun money lessons? Given Wall Street's zany zigzagging and the relentless drumbeat of stories about debt and more debt, we've all been a little preoccupied with the ups and downs of finances lately.

"It is not a topic that many parents like to talk about ... Some think money is only an adult topic. Or the schools should teach it. But that just doesn't happen," said Karyn Hodgens, a Rocklin-based kids-and-money instructor and co-founder of KidNexions, a financial education company.

Teaching kids to manage money "is like teaching your kid to ride a bike," said the former elementary school math teacher. "It takes practice. It takes making mistakes."

In recent weeks, a number of entrepreneurs, nonprofits and financial companies have launched some new money-management tools for kids, from tots to teens.

Here's a look at some:

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