Money Matters

Money Matters is a free financial literacy program for West Virginia’s classrooms.

Money Matters is an interactive personal finance presentation that offers specific information about protecting your identity, avoiding fraud, understanding credit card abuse, and the basics about saving and investing. Over 35,000 students have experienced the hands-on stock market game and/or corporation game that have been part of the presentation since its inception in 2000. If educators would like to go beyond the 30 to 90 minute presentation and game, an introduction and links to the new Money Matters instructional guides are below.

Money Matters curricula have been created that include content developed by West Virginia teachers that are aligned with the West Virginia Department of Education’s new Next Generation (NxG) content standards and objectives. Teachers can utilize these new Money Matters Instructional Guides for middle and high school grades (5-12), and can integrate Money Matters into the core curriculum for each grade. Some grades are linked to math content, some to social studies and economics, or a little of both, and many of the guides include group activities, writing, and the use of technology in their programs. Each instructional guide includes a learning plan, academic prompts, worksheets, and links to resources. The culminating product for each includes participation in a Money Matters presentation, which can be scheduled with the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office by completing the Online Seminar Request Form.

FBLA-PBL Chapters: The West Virginia Online Stock Market Game curriculum can be found here:

Adobe PDF West Virginia Online Stock Market Simulation 2016-2017
Adobe PDF 5th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: It’s not what you buy; it’s where you buy it!
Adobe PDF 6th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Who makes the flakes?
Adobe PDF 7th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Hey Pop, who’s your daddy?
Adobe PDF 8th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Is it a markup, or a markdown?
Adobe PDF 9th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Don’t go it alone. Mutual funds are what to own!
Adobe PDF 10th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Time (and money) is on your side!
Adobe PDF 11th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: What to know before you owe.
Adobe PDF 12th Grade: Money Matters Instructional Guide: Who are you?

If you are an educator interested in searching the Jumpstart’s online clearinghouse for personal finance material, please go to the following website:

Download a free West Virginia specific investor education teaching guide.

FL2020 Booklet.

Money Matters Newsletters

Adobe PDF Money Matters Spring 2015 - Newsletter


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