This demonstration module will allow you to become familiar with the course presentation. You will be able to read and hear the text. To move through the text, click on the arrows below the text. Each page will have a question that you need to answer before proceeding.
Minimum Requirements for Participation in MoneySKILL
AFSAEF's mission is to help consumers realize the benefits of responsible money management, understand the credit process, and seek help if credit problems occur.
MoneySKILL IS Free!
MoneySKILL is a FREE online reality based personal finance course for young adults developed by the AFSA Education Foundation. This interactive curriculum is aimed at the millions of high school and college students who graduate each year without a basic understanding of money management fundamentals. The course is designed to be used as all or part of a grade for courses in economics, math, social studies or where personal finance are taught. Students experience the interactive curriculum as both written text and audio narration. In addition, frequent quizzes test their grasp of each and every concept. The 36-module curriculum, with pre- and post -tests, covers the content areas of income, expenses, assets, liabilities and risk management. A life simulation module asks students to project their own financial life expectancies in areas such as employment, housing, transportation, education, marriage, family and retirement. The life simulation allows students to incorporate the MoneySKILL personal finance concepts into their everyday lives, thus providing them with knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime.
A junior high/middle school version was released in 2011 consisting of 12 modules covering concepts on income, expenses, saving and credit.
MoneySKILL's special features:
Available for use by teachers, parents, employers, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Select specific modules and order of study for students' course.
Indicate a module retake score for students.
Add release date for student to begin module.
Records date student completed module.
View student answers to questions.
Recreate/duplicate modules used for a previous class.
Electronic grade book records each student's module test scores and course grade.
Import class roster into the electronic grade book.
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
"I've used MoneySKILL at two schools, and I've not found anything better to augment teaching economics and personal finance. MoneySKILL allows the teacher to fit another 8 to 10 weeks of critically important material into a standards school year. I like MoneySKILL so much; I've offered to set up accounts for friends of mine who seem to be less than wonderful at managing their own finances." (2008) Kenneth McKinnon, Sacred Heart Academy, Buffalo, NY
"I just wanted to say that this is such a great site! It's hard for teachers to find applicable and organized information that we can present to the kids in a way that they can relate to -- MoneySKILL does this -- plus it's a free site for educators and that is so appreciated, especially today with money being so tight and the schools cutting back so much! Thank you for all that you have done, MoneySKILL is a great site and I will continue to use it for as long as I teach personal finance." (April 2009) Tiffany York, Phoenix High School, Phoenix, OR
"Thank you so much for the update! I truly appreciate it. I will not be able to continue the use of the program, because I have retired as of January 2009. It was pleasure to work with you and all of the creative minds that went into the creation of the modules. As an Economics teacher I found them to be intricate in the development of an educated savvy teenager, especially one going off to college in 5 to 6 months." (March 2009) Lidia Viehman (Retired teacher), Freedom High School, Bethlehem, PA
Future teacher training sessions.
Please contact MoneySkill for more information:
Completed teacher training sessions.
August 8, 2013
Alabama CTE Conference
July 30, 2013
Kansas K-ACTE Conference
June 20, 2013
June 12, 2013
Tennessee Jump$tart Conference
February 15, 2013
SC Business Educators Conference