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:
Teach Investing: Resources from the Investor Protection Trust designed for classroom teachers and others who want to teach investor education in workplaces, community centers, libraries, and elsewhere. Includes The Basics of Saving and Investing, a Texas Education Agency-approved curriculum for use in Texas schools.
It's Your Financial Life: A guide for young people who are 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: Provides options for saving for retirement
Investing for retirement: Compares investing through a 403(b) plan or an individual Roth IRA