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MoneyAndStuff.info is a free financial website from the experts at Ohio’s credit unions. It was created by the Ohio Credit Union League in part to help educators meet financial literacy standards set by The State of Ohio. Our free lesson plans, activities, and other resources are available to educators, community groups, parents and students.

  • MoneyAndStuff.info was created to help solve one of Ohio’s most pressing problems: teaching young people how to become responsibly manage their finances.
  • MoneyAndStuff.info helps educators and parents fulfill The Ohio Core Personal Finance Requirements
  • Ohio’s Credit unions are committed to increasing financial literacy among Ohioans of all ages.
  • Credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions that are owned and democratically-controlled by their members. Ohio credit unions provide savings, loans, and other consumer financial services to their nearly 3 million member/owners.

Ohio’s Financial Literacy Learning Standards

From The State of Ohio:

Ohio requires high schools to provide instruction in economics and financial literacy in a stand-alone course or within another course such as social studies or mathematics. In 2012, the State Board of Education approved Ohio’s Learning Standards in financial literacy to assist Ohio districts in fulfilling this requirement. These standards include 27 content statements that define essential knowledge and skills.

Since the adoption of these standards, Ohio educators worked with the Department to develop model curriculum to assist schools in including financial literacy in high school, as well as earlier grades. How and when districts integrate instruction based on the standards remains a local decision.

Read more about the State of Ohio’s Financial Literacy Learning Standards.

 

Contact

Contact: Patrick Harris
VP, Government Affairs
Ohio Credit Union League
10 West Broad Street, Suite 1100, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Email Patrick Harris
Phone: 614-923-9712

The Ohio Credit Union League is ready to provide you with statistics, analysis of trends, comments on current legislative and regulatory issues, and information on consumer finances. In addition, we can help you contact credit union leaders across the state or nation. If you would like statistics and information about credit unions in your district, contact Patrick Harris.

 

 

 

What people are saying about MoneyAndStuff

“I want to commend the credit unions for stepping up to the plate. When I was your age, I was labeled ‘slow.’ I had a speech impediment. And now, public speaking is what I do as a job. I was able to graduate with honors from college. So never give up on your dreams.”

State Senator Lance Mason, speaking to 4th graders, educators, public officials, and credit union leaders at the MoneyAndStuff launch at Woodland Hills Elementary School in Cleveland, 10/20/07

“The educational tools of MoneyAndStuff will keep students from getting into a personal financial crisis and is a cost-effective way of dealing with the debt cycle for students, teachers and parents so they can become smart savers and smart borrowers…. Ohio’s credit unions, teachers, and maybe more importantly parents, are taking on this initiative to make a difference in people’s lives.”

– State Senator Tom Sawyer, speaking to high school seniors, educators, public officials, and credit union leaders at the MoneyAndStuff event at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, 10/20/07

“I support your efforts. [Financial education] is an area that needs a lot more effort than it is currently getting.”

State Senator Dale Miller, in an e-mail to the Ohio Credit Union League

“I want to thank the Ohio Credit Union League and Ohio credit unions for extending their hand to educators, students, parents, and legislators by creating MoneyAndStuff. I know it will be a great program and it will do a lot of good.”

State Representative Ron Gerberry, speaking to high school students, educators, public officials, and credit union leaders at the MoneyAndStuff event at Austintown Fitch High School in Austintown, 12/13/07

“MoneyAndStuff is so critically important for not only the students, but also the parents. It’s a great resource. I will be talking about it wherever I go.”

State Senator Theresa Fedor, speaking to high school students, educators, public officials, and credit union leaders at the MoneyAndStuff event at E.L. Bowsher High School in Toledo, 2/11/08

“I sit on the Financial Institutions, Real Estate, and Securities Committee, and there are several payday lending bills that have come before the committee. You only need to look at payday lending debt, credit card debt, and mortgage foreclosures to know how critically important financial education is. Part of what we’re dealing with on payday lending is a financial education component for consumers. I will be telling the committee that there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Credit unions have a financial education solution for us.”

State Representative Barbara Sears, speaking to high school students, educators, public officials, and credit union leaders at the MoneyAndStuff event at E.L. Bowsher High School in Toledo, 2/11/08

“Financial education in every school has been needed for a long, long time. What you (credit unions) are about here is good for America…  I hope every child has a real account in a credit union or a virtual account… It’s not how much you make, it’s how much you save.

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, speaking to high school students, educators, public officials, and credit union leaders at the MoneyAndStuff event at E.L. Bowsher High School in Toledo, 2/11/08

“My hat is off to the credit unions for doing this. As a former teacher, I particularly like the effort to reach out to parents and educators. It makes good sense that you are trying to get to kids at a very young age, so my hat is off to all of you.”

Congressman Steve Chabot, speaking to fourth graders, educators, public officials, and credit union leaders at the MoneyAndStuff event at Oyler Elementary School in Cincinnati, 2/19/08

“MoneyAndStuff.info is just fantastic. I can’t wait to let my kids get on that site! It will be a great help in shaping our future for kids… I was so excited when I first learned about the MoneyAndStuff Web site that I was on it until 2:00 a.m. And it was a school night!”

Family & Consumer Science Teacher Sandy Carter, speaking to high school students, educators, public officials, and credit union leaders at the MoneyAndStuff event at E.L. Bowsher High School in Toledo, 2/11/08

“This is a wonderful Web site. We look forward to using it here at our school.”

Assistant Principal Lin Yates, speaking to fourth graders, educators, public officials, and credit union leaders at the MoneyAndStuff event at Oyler Elementary School in Cincinnati, 2/19/08