Teach Personal Finance

My Personal Finance Toolkit

My mission is to make sure every student learns the financial skills they need to thrive in an increasingly connected world. All of the resources I recommend can be accessed anywhere - making them prefect for usage in the classroom, for homework, or even as independent after-school activities.

Personal Finance Lab

A new web-based experiential education teaching and learning tool designed for personal finance, economics, business, social studies, and math classes for high schools.

Lesson Plans

What makes a good lesson plan for personal finance? I’ve scoured the best sources to find the highest-quality lesson plans for your class.

Investing 101

This online stock market course combines the best of classroom theory to start learning trading with the best real-world, real-time stock market simulation


This is my favorite stock market game! It was created to help you or your students learn how the stock market works by giving you $100,000 in virtual cash to practice trading stock online. It is completely FREE!

Helping Teachers Teach Personal Finance and Financial Skills

personal finance, financial skills, Teach Personal FinanceMy name is Mr. Smith. I have been teaching economics and personal finance for over 30 years now. Take advantage of my experience to help you teach personal finance. I create this site for you to learn how to teach personal finance. Teachers always ask me about my teaching methods. I’m considered to be very popular among students. I can tell that they really enjoy my classes. If you want to teach personal finance and financial skills you have come to the perfect site. Here you will find everything you need to succeed as a personal finance teacher. I will share the resources that will help keep your students learning, engaged and ready for their future. I have successfully made thousands of students more financially literate. I have been able to equip them with the tools necessary to make smarter money decisions. These skills are important whatever financial circumstances they may encounter in their lives. I also like to invest in my spare time and I’ve found that the Motley Fool Stock Advisor service is the best. 

This site is designed for teachers that want to learn how to teach personal finance. I want to share my methods and resources with high school teachers, university professors, finance gurus, state councils for economic education… In other words, anyone interested in teaching personal finance.


Free Resources


After School Programs


Teacher Training


Finance Labs

My Blog

Assessment Design: The Anderson-Melville System

Assessment Design: The Anderson-Melville System

Different students have different learning styles. Designing assessments that are accurate for different students can be a challenge – particularly bigger tests and exams. For the last several years, I have adopted an assessment technique known as the Anderson-Melville system, developed at Western Illinois University over 30 years ago. If you haven’t heard of it, don’t be surprised. This is one of the best-kept secrets […]

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What Is Taught In A High School Personal Finance Class?

What Is Taught In A High School Personal Finance Class?

Personal finance lab lessons offer high school students financial knowledge and experience. The fields they cover are economics, business, personal finance, and investment. Students learn grade-level appropriate contents rich in content. Also, students use calculators and questions to reinforce the concepts mastered. What Personal Finance Lab Lesson Cover? In the first week, students learn a wide range of content to help them understand what a […]

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Teaching in a Finance Lab

Teaching in a Finance Lab

In 30 years experience, I have realized that the elements used to teach students have a powerful impact on learning outcomes. Personal finance has always been my favorite subject to teach. I love imbuing students with the necessary knowledge for them to fulfill their financial goals. It helps them make the right choices when it comes to money. In other words, I like to provide […]

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