Using a Financial Education Curriculum for Teens

9 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2013

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Karen Varcoe

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

Allen Martin

California State University, Northridge

Zana Devitto

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

Charles Go

Cooperative Extension Alameda County

Abstract

The “Money Talks: Should I be Listening?” curriculum was created to appeal to teenagers and to help increase their financial literacy. This paper analyzes the effectiveness of this curriculum on financial knowledge and behavior of participants using the series. The findings indicate that using the curriculum improved the financial literacy of high school students. Behavior changed in a positive direction, knowledge improved and students appeared to have responded in ways to make their money go farther.

Keywords: Children and money, Financial curriculum, Financial literacy, Teen finances

Suggested Citation

Varcoe, Karen and Martin, Allen and Devitto, Zana and Go, Charles, Using a Financial Education Curriculum for Teens. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2255109

Karen Varcoe (Contact Author)

University of California, Riverside (UCR) ( email )

900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521
United States

Allen Martin

California State University, Northridge ( email )

18111 Nordoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
United States

Zana Devitto

University of California, Riverside (UCR) ( email )

900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521
United States

Charles Go

Cooperative Extension Alameda County ( email )

1131 Harbor Bay Parkway
Suite 131
Alameda, CA 94502
United States

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