Financial Matters equips students with the tools necessary to develop sound money management skills. Industry professionals help develop and deliver presentations focused on financial literacy, many of which that are accompanied by PowerPoints. From credit to budgeting to buying a car, the program provides real-life lessons in money management. A lot of times, volunteers are supplementing content the educator is covering in class, simply bringing in the real-world perspective and stories.
Sign up today to give presentations on financial literacy topics in your community. You decide the topic, level of commitment and geographic areas in which you’d like to focus your volunteer efforts. A Financial Matters staff member will contact you when we receive requests from educators that fit your criteria.
Below is a list of Financial Matters commonly requested topics. Other suggested topics are always welcome.
Financial Matters Series* – created PowerPoint presentations
–Money Matters – spending, saving, sharing, personal values relating to money
–Budgeting Matters – needs vs. wants, benefits of budgeting, opportunity cost
–Credit Matters – credit scores, types of credit, use of credit
–Investing Matters – diversification, investing strategies, types of investments (FINRA Approved)
–Insurance Matters – teaching teens to save money through safe driving
–Tax Matters – purpose of tax, sales tax, property tax, income tax
*A special thanks to The Allstate Foundation, Minnesota Society of CPAs, and Foundation for Financial Planning for their financial support in creation of the Financial Matters series.
-Checking /Savings Accounts
Buying a Car
Buying a Home
-Car, Medical, Home
Paying for College*
*A special thanks to Thrivent Financial for providing volunteers and materials.