Financial Literacy: Comics, Videos, and Other Online Resources
A couple of weeks ago, we introduced some online games that help build financial knowledge and life skills. Getting young people reading about finances is also good way to give them a solid understanding of how to manage debt and reach their financial goals. There are good materials for a younger audience in formats that they understand and enjoy. If you are a teacher, youth leader, or parent, here are a few comics and videos that you may want to check out.
These five animated videos feature comedian, James Cunningham, discussing various financial literacy topics in a fun, informative way. Each video is short and available on YouTube where you can share it with friends and family. Cunningham visits schools in Canada and the U.S. delivering his Funny Money lecture series to student.
Like Cunningham’s program for high schools, these videos get the point about responsible money management across in memorable and easy-to-apply way.
Marvel’s Avengers take on Mole Man who is attempting to rob a bank in this action-packed adventure. During their efforts to stop the villain and his cronies at the bank, Spiderman learns how banks work as well as the value of budgeting and saving.
The fact that even a famous superhero, like Spiderman, could use some advice about his finances is a great example for young people who enjoy reading comics. Reading this comic will give young people basic information about banking and ideas on how to save.
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If you are looking for more resources, check out this Pinterest page. There are 20 different resources for varying age levels available on this page. BC’s Healthy Aboriginal Network also offers a financial literacy comic book called Game Plan that follows a young lacrosse player who must learn to manage the family’s finances after his mother is seriously hurt in a car accident.
Feel free to comment below or send us information about any other resources available online that aim to build young people’s financial literacy skills.