FoolProof offers up to 15 hours of online, video-driven, self-grading financial literacy instruction. And young people do all the teaching.
FoolProof for Parents & Grandparents
A web-driven financial education program for parents (or grandparents) to use with their teen-age and college-age kids or grand kids. Adults and kids start out at your credit union’s website. Think of FoolProof for Parents as a very high-tech game that teaches as it entertains. To learn more about this program, please click on the link below.
FoolProof For Educators
Burning Money Series
The "Burning Money" series is based on this question: What good does it do to teach budgeting and saving skills when young people generally don't know how to spend money wisely, period?
Burning Money goes beyond the teaching of technical money skills. It immerses young people in the critical thinking skills necessary to become an intelligent spender and saver. The Burning Money series ''shows young people why budgeting and saving are skills they want,'' said Remar Sutton, a veteran consumer advocate and writer who serves without pay on FoolProof's board of directors.
In Burning Money, students play a ''reality game'' with the goal of having money left over after living on their own for a month. Students learn about the money ''burned'' or wasted by careless spending and impulse buying. They also learn how nearly maxing out their credit cards and being late with a payment, whatever the amount or excuse, lowers their credit score. That low score wastes more money through a higher interest rate for a car loan, a higher insurance premium and higher rent and phone line deposit.
“Burning Money” is Turnkey and Innovative:
- Contains dozens of videos and interactive exercises.
- Meets virtually all of your states’ educational standards and guidelines
- Features only young people.
FoolProof Teacher Guides:
- Introduction Guide
- Guide Module 1
- Guide Module 2
- Guide Module 3
- Guide Module 4
- Guide Module 5
- Guide Module 6:"Burning Money Series"
FoolProof Teaching Tips:
- Here are some lesson ideas & teaching tips that have been shared with the FoolProof team by teachers around America. (PDF)