Montana State University

Marsha A. Goetting

Montana State University
Extension Economics
P.O. Box 172800
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800

Tel: (406) 994-5695
Fax: (406) 994-4838
E-mail:goetting@montana.edu
Location: 208C Linfield Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Curriculum Facts

Financial Champions is an experiential curriculum composed of two youth guides, an helper’s guide, and an interactive web game. It is sponsored by the InCharge Institute of America, Incorporated;, in conjunction with Windermere Communications, Inc. and the 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System; and Penn University.

The first guide titled "Money Fun-damentals" helps youth identify their thoughts about money. Youth also learn how to:

  • Communicate with others about money
  • How needs and wants affect financial decisions
  • How to plan for financial success by setting goals
  • How a money plan can affect goals

The second guide titled "Money Moves" helps youth learn about:

  • Banking and maintaining a checking account
  • Investing
  • Credit
  • Different methods of handling money
  • Effects of advertising
  • Ways to be an effective consumer

The "Money Helper’s Guide" helps young teens learn through activities by:

  • Objectives that include a defined life skill and personal finance skills
  • Indicators to measure successful completion of the activity
  • Materials, time, and group size at the beginning of each activity
  • Providing background information for helpers

The "Interactive Web Game" is at: http://downloads.cas.psu.edu/4H/FinancialChampions/default.htm

Students enroll in the Financial Champions Academy and learn how to make important financial decisions on:

  • Whether to open a bank account
  • Which credit compass to purchase
  • Where to save money

Graduating from the academy depends on how well the student learns about money choices. The students with $150.00 or more at the end of the school year will be able to graduate!

To Order Financial Championsthe (3 Books Online):

Available through the 4-H Cooperative Curriculum Web site: at: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-financial/07711.aspx