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Money Resources for Kids and Teens

green_piggy_bank.jpgMoney Smart Week is not just for adults! Kids and teenagers can also learn ways to be smart about their money. One of the best resources they can use is www.themint.org, which is a website that helps kids learn about money and responsiblity. The website is broken into sections for kids, teens, parents, and teachers.

The kid section of the website features:

-Tips on how to earn money
-Money games and quizes
-The benefits of saving money
-The importance of giving and helping others


The teen section of the website features:

-Ways to find a job and earn money
-The benefits of a savings account
-How to be a smart shopper
-How to invest money

You can learn financial literacy at any age! For more money resources for kids and young adults, visit your Milwaukee Public Library!

Financial Literacy @ Your Library

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According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, more than half of all U.S. households had zero savings in an employer-based 401(k)-type plan or tax-preferred savings plan account. Thanks to a generous grant from FINRA and the American Library Association, Milwaukee Public Library will help by providing tools to help increase financial literacy in our community. Regardless of your age or stage in life, financial literacy is an important topic that affects all of us. New books on a variety of topics including debt reduction, retirement planning, home buying and stock market investing are currently being added to the library shelves. Also, check out the library's Smart Investing website with links to calculators, informational brochures and other tools for exploration. Stay tuned in the weeks and months ahead for a variety of financial education opportunities at your library.

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