The latest National Standards for Personal Financial Education are here! Read the new standards here.

Financial Literacy Month 2021

At CEE, we treat every month like Financial Literacy Month, but we are happy there’s a dedicated month for the rest of the country to celebrate! We have abundant resources to help teachers and students improve their financial fitness, but here are a few items hand-pulled to make this year’s Financial Literacy Month extra special.


Interactive Lesson Plans with NearPod

Math in the Real World lessons are now available in NearPod versions. This collection brings together the expertise of math, personal finance, and economics teachers to create interdisciplinary and engaging lessons that teach important personal finance and economic concepts in the context of math lessons.

Professional Development

Live Personal Finance Webinars in April

Tuesday, April 6th

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Grades 9-12, Key concepts: Decision Making/Cost Benefit Analysis, Financial Investments, Profit

Monday, April 12th

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Grades 9-12, Key concepts: Decision Making/Cost Benefit Analysis, Market Structures, Markets and Prices

Thursday, April 15th

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Grades 9-12, Key concepts: Budgeting, Credit, Saving, Technology

Thursday, April 15th

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Grades 9-12, Key concepts: Decision Making/Cost Benefit Analysis, Incentives, Saving and Investing

Thursday, April 22nd

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET

Grades 9-12, Key concepts: Money, Risk and Return, Saving

Thursday, April 29th

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Grades 9-12, Key concepts: Budgeting, Money, Saving

Social Media Engagement

Monday Financial Lesson Plan Drop

Every Monday, we’ll share a lesson plan from EconEdLink in each of the following grade bands: Elementary School (Grades K-4), Middle/Junior High School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12) on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, to make our financial-focused lesson plans extra accessible and easy to share.

Two Cents Tuesday

On Instagram, we’ll share video clips from economists in our “Economists on the Economy” series and share every Tuesday.

30 Days of Financial Literacy on Instagram

On Instagram, we’ll share daily quizzes on our story to help students prepare for the National Economics Challenge and the National Personal Finance Challenge.

Special Speakers

Register for these exciting and informative live talks with leaders in finance. Each event will be virtual and will have plenty of time for Q & A.

Fearless Woman: Financial Literacy and Stock Market Participation with Annamaria Lusardi

Thursday, April 22nd, 5:00 p.m. EST

Register here

Annamaria is the Chair of Economics and Accountancy at The George Washington University School of Business and the Founder and Academic Director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at GWUSB.

Women for Girls speaker series featuring Emily Kolinski Morris

Wednesday, April 28th, 5:00 p.m. EST

Register here

As part of Invest in Girls Women for Girls speaker series, Emily Kolinski Morris, Global Chief Economist of Ford Motor Company, will share reflections on her career journey. Prior to joining Ford, Emily spent four years as a fiscal analyst with the Michigan House of Representatives.

Don’t Forget!

It’s not too late to make a team for the National Personal Finance Challenge

The National Personal Finance Challenge (NPFC) is a nationwide competition that provides high school students the opportunity to build and demonstrate their knowledge of money management. This year’s competition will be held online.

Teams showcase their expertise in the concepts of earning income, buying goods and services, saving, using credit, investing, and protecting. 
Top teams in the Finals win cash prizes up to $2,000. The competition is free to attend.

Already registered? Check out our teacher resources.