Resources for the Classroom – And Beyond
When it comes to investor education, many teachers have dual roles.
Inside the classroom they teach courses designed to equip students with the know-how to someday manage their finances, from investments to decisions about debt. Outside the classroom, teachers, like everyone else, have concerns about managing their personal finances and sorting through the jumble of investment products and dealing with confusing sales pitches. The State Securities Board has print and online resources to assist teachers in and out of the classroom:
The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020, a Texas Education Agency-approved curriculum for use in Texas schools
It's Your Financial Life, a guide for young people – generally, 18- to 30-year olds – who starting to manage their own finances (available only in a digital flipbook edition)
The Value of Investing for Teachers, a six-part primer on the basics of investing for teachers to use in their own investment planning
FAQs about saving for retirement, providing options for saving for retirement
Investing for retirement through a 403(b) plan or an individual Roth IRA