Dollars & Sense: Building Financial Dreams
Welcome to Dollars & Sense: Building Financial Dreams, a financial literacy curriculum created by the Partnership for After School Education (PASE) for the 18-to-24 young adult. Funded by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, this three session curriculum and accompanying Young Adult Guide to Saving and Investing for Retirement is designed to provide 18-to-24 year olds with crucial information about the value of saving, especially for retirement, and enable them to create a more financially secure future for themselves and their families.
Who Should Use This Curriculum?
This curriculum is designed for use by anyone who works with, supervises, or teaches young adults, ages 18-24. We want to reach as broad an audience as possible with the simple message that the time to start saving is NOW! Armed with accurate and accessible financial management information, young adults can set forth on a path that puts them in control of their money and all of their financial decisions, and this guide will take you through them step by step. Don't worry. You do not need to be a Wall Street whiz to use this curriculum effectively. The topics covered - budgeting and saving, investments, and retirement vehicles-are basic fiscal management concepts.
How To Use This Curriculum
Dollars & Sense: Building Financial Dreams is constructed as a three session curriculum. Each session combines information sharing and hands-on activities. To facilitate content delivery, we have created a set of slides for each session. You will find the slides embedded in the curriculum as well as here in an electronic version. We encourage you to print a set of the slides for participants so they can follow along and take notes.
PASE has also developed the Dollars & Sense Young Adult Guide to Saving and Investing for Retirement. This guide provides a wide variety of information and resources for young adults beginning to work towards building their financial futures. It is intended as a supplement to the Dollars & Sense: Building Financial Dreams curriculum and builds off topics and ideas introduced in that course. Each participant should receive a copy of this guide. Also available is the Dollars & Sense Replication Guide, which will assist you in creating a culture of financial literacy in your program after you have implemented the curriculum.
PASE is also available to train your afterschool program staff in the use of this curriculum. For more information on this fee-based service, please contact us.
Dollars & Sense is generously funded by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
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