Financial Framings introduces how personal financial decisions impact the broader economy.

Financial Framings helps youth frame their own financial decisions within the local & global economies, covering topics such as scarcity and interest rates.

Framings is taught in two parts:

Introductory Lessons
The Flow of Your Money lesson teaches learners about the evolution of currency, the economy, and the circular flow of money.
The Factors of Influence lesson covers personal and economic situations that can affect the circular flow of money, preparing learners to engage in Part 2.
Economic Scenario Cards

This educator-led activity helps learners frame their own personal financial decisions within the larger local and global economies. Scenario cards are used to apply Part 1 lessons to the Circular Flow of Money chart. Part 2 offers delivery flexibility, allowing for differences in teaching style and class schedule. Topics include:

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Best-In-Class Curricula - Inclusion at the Center

Financial Beginnings curricula are updated annually to ensure programming remains relevant to learners' needs and is rooted in instructional design best practices, state education standards, and the latest financial education research. With inclusion driving all aspects of curricula design and delivery, Financial Beginnings ensures all materials are created and revised to serve individuals at all income levels.

We provide all learners with a copy of the curriculum and all necessary supplemental materials, which are sent directly to the school or host site prior to the program. It is our job to make program hosts' work easier; we handle all the details and offer a program that enhances the standards-based math and life-skills educators are already teaching.

Full-Service Approach to Program Delivery

National & State Education Standards

Curriculum meets state standards and is designed using national benchmarks.

Trained Volunteer Presenters

Industry professionals are trained to teach engaging lessons from Framings programming. These presenters can truly connect with learners by delivering a relevant program.

No-Cost Learning Materials

Learners are provided a poster filled with concepts covered in the program. All materials are provided at no cost to educators and learners.

Simple Registration

Schools and community groups schedule programming online to fit their needs. Financial Beginnings takes care of the rest. The Framings program includes two parts. Part 1 is typically taught by volunteers in a session that lasts 60 to 90 minutes, which can be scheduled to fit each educator's or host's needs. In addition to financial education, learners are left with a message of responsibility and a solid footing for a bright financial future.