Financial Education Materials Available to the Public

September 1, 2015

Victoria Onuzuruike

Victoria Onuzuruike, Intern

In keeping with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's belief that “A truly strong economy is one that fosters growth and opportunity for individuals at all levels”—the Kansas City Fed promotes fair and impartial access to financial products. Among the materials we provide are financial education programs designed for youth, adults, educators and employers. By providing these resources to the public, the Community Development Department helps foster a stronger economy.

The following provides a sampling of our financial education offerings.

Adult and Employer Resources

Understanding Your Paycheck
You may know that the amount you receive in your paycheck is less than your total earnings, but do you know why it is less and where that money goes? This resource, one of six modules in the Bank’s Putting Your Paycheck to Work series, is designed to help adults learn more about their paychecks and how to get the most from them. Available in English and Spanish.

Lifting Your Employees and the People You Serve: The Earned Income Tax Credit
Learn about the earned income tax credit including basic qualifications.

Take the first steps to protecting your financial information and belongings by preparing for a disaster. Checklists and forms are available for both small business and household use. Available in English and Spanish.

Financial Fables
Educator Resources

Putting Your Paycheck to Work Student Activities Guide

These six personal finance fact sheets and related activities can be used with high school students and young adults to help them understand and manage their paychecks and income. The payroll paystub is explained in detail, including withholdings and deductions.

Entrepreneurship in the Classroom

Educators can access a variety of resources to teach entrepreneurship in the classroom. Resources include video interviews and discussion questions, lesson plans for grades K-12, and community development-related entrepreneurial research.

Youth Resources

Building Wealth: Students
A fun, beginner’s guide that presents an overview of wealth-building strategies for students.

Financial Fables
Entertaining stories that combine reading, economics and personal finance into life lessons that feature “money morals.”

These are a small sampling of the many financial education resources available.  For more information visit the economic education section of our website or email Jeremy Hegle, senior community development advisor, at