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Links and Resources that Help Support the Nebraska K-12 Economic Standards

American Stock Exchange

As the global leader in listings, New York Stock Exchange has been the venue of choice for innovators, visionaries and leaders for over 225 years. To help companies access capital and navigate global markets, NYSE offers a unique market model, unmatched network, brand visibility and core services.


Let’s face it — money makes the world go ‘round. That’s not to say that love, happiness or other life goals aren’t important, but having money makes those goals and dreams achievable. Whatever your goals may be, perhaps to find a cure for cancer or start a family, you will need money to achieve them. Without financial literacy, making, keeping and growing your money will be nearly impossible, and your goals will stay at arm’s length.

Attending college or trade school is a wise choice because an investment in your professional know-how gives you the opportunity to make more money and accomplish your dreams. But for many Americans, college is our first lesson in financial literacy, and it isn’t always a pleasant one.

Finding the right resources is the first step in how to become financially literate.

Use this student guide to financial literacy to help you determine where to begin your college career.

Capitol Hill Challenge

CHC matches Members of Congress with students, teachers, and schools in every U.S. Congressional district to participate in a fun, educational competition that instills a deeper understanding of personal finance and economics. Since its inception in 2004, CHC has made over 5,000 Congressional matches with schools, encompassing more than 125,000 students across the country.

Council on Economic Education

The Council for Economic Education’s (CEE’s) mission is to equip K-12 students with the tools and knowledge of personal finance and economics so that they can make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Dow Jones Homepage

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.


The UNO Center for Economic Education improves the economic and financial literacy of current and future Nebraska and Western Iowa citizens by providing educational and training programs and materials for teachers of K-12 classes.


EconEdLink provides a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. With over 435 lessons to choose from, teachers can use as many of the lessons as they would like and as often as they would like.

Expensivity (Thank you Sarah and Payton for the resource recommendation)

Money is expensive. We pay for it with our time, effort, and ingenuity. At the same time, what money we obtain, we usually can’t afford to waste. Money is both hard won and hard spent.

It’s therefore a crucial life skill to know what money is, how it works, and how to handle it. Yet most of our education teaches us little about money. presents the critical information you need to master money, rather than letting it master you.

Here you learn the basics of money, but you also have the opportunity to dive as deep as you like to advance your understanding money.

Invest It Forward

SIFMA Foundation’s Invest It Forward™ is an industry-wide financial education and capital markets literacy initiative convening hundreds of financial firms that are committed to giving young Americans a solid understanding of the capital markets system and the invaluable tools to achieve their dreams. Invest It Forward connects Stock Market Game educators and classrooms with financial professionals and firms to promote youth financial capability across the US.


A national essay competition that serves as a culminating activity for Stock Market Game students.


Learning about compound interest instills kids with crucial life lessons regarding patience and delayed gratification. Albert Einstein said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it; he who doesn’t pays it.” Once children understand compound interest, they may be more inclined to save their money, avoid credit card debt and become financially healthy adults.

Some people don’t learn financial literacy until it’s almost too late. It’s how they end up with thousands of dollars worth of credit card debt or near retirement age without saving a penny. If children learn to manage money early in life, some of adulthood’s worst financial mistakes could be avoided.

Compound interest money lessons should be relatable to children’s lives. We’ve got exciting and fun ways to learn about compound interest that will stick with kids into adulthood.

The Nasdaq Stock Market

Nasdaq is the backbone of many of the world’s markets.  With proven technologies that enable clients to plan, optimize, and execute their business vision with confidence — and with an eye to the future.

Salary Calculator

A tool that allows you to determine the salary you would need to make in a new city, based on cost-of-living differences.

The Stock Market Game

An online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance and that has prepared 17 million students for financially independent futures.

Updated April 1, 2021 11:52am