Economic Literacy for Life: A Timely Topics Podcast

In this podcast, our economic education officer, Mary Suiter, talks about our mission to get people of all ages to learn about basic economics and how to handle personal finances. Such efforts are aimed at not only helping the individual but the economy as a whole. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is a leader in this sort of literacy campaign. It has already created more than 400 resources that anyone can use for free — online courses, lesson plans, videos, podcasts, infographics and even flash cards. There’s something for everyone, from preschoolers to teachers to retirees. Suiter selects several resources that would be a good starting point for those who want to teach themselves or others about these important subjects.

This podcast is included in our Timely Topics series. It originally appeared in our 2016 annual report, in the essay On a Mission to Educate One and All.

Click on the links below to learn more about the resources mentioned in this podcast:

Teacher Professional Development

Economics and Personal Finance Education Resources homepage online teacher portal

Resources for Boy Scouts

Resources for Girl Scouts

It's Your Paycheck! Online Course for Consumers

Q&A Resources for Teachers and Students

Information on completing the FAFSA form (video)

Information on making a college choice (video)

Information on financial aid (video)

Parent Q&A Resources

“Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” Q&A

“Bunny Money,” Q&A

“It’s Your Paycheck!” curriculum unit and online courses for personal finance

It's Your Paycheck! lesson 2: “W” Is for Wages, W-4, and W-2 (pdf)

Econ Lowdown video series

Econ Lowdown episode 7: GDP

No-Frills Money Skills video series

No-Frills Money Skills episode 1: Growing Money - Compound Interest

No-Frills Money Skills episode 2: Ways to Save - 401(k) and Roth 401(k)

Page One Economics

College 101 infographic

Alternative Financial Services infographic


Be sure to watch the videos of the many people who use our resources, from preschoolers to older adults, in our 2016 annual report.

Find More Economics and Personal Finance Resources

Education Level: 9-12 Non-educators College Pre-K-5 6-8
Subjects: Economics Personal Finance
Concepts: Saving Spending Decision-Making
Resource Types: Podcast
Languages: English
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