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Financial Beginnings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that teaches individuals how to play an active role in their financial well-being. Developing this knowledge increases available life opportunities such as home ownership, higher education, and secure retirement. Financial Beginnings affiliates invest in their communities' financial well-being and quality of life through delivery of our programs.

Financial Beginnings is the pathway to a financially literate nation.

  • Provides age-appropriate financial education that meets or exceeds state-specific education standards.
  • Promotes self-sufficiency by teaching individuals how to proactively improve their financial health.
  • Enhances financial resiliency among underserved populations.
  • Supports un- and underbanked individuals in accessing and participating in financial services.
  • Increases equitable opportunities for economic advancement by delivering programming to low-income and underserved communities.
  • Creates communities within which the need for financial education is recognized and all sectors work collaboratively towards increased financial literacy.

Financial Beginnings offers a simple and full-service approach to program delivery.

State Standards: Curricula exceed established personal finance content standards.

Trained Volunteers: Industry professionals are trained to teach programs in partnership with schools and community groups.

Learning Materials: Participants receive a resource guide filled with valuable financial lessons for use during the program and to take home.

Simple Registration: Schools and community groups register online. Financial Beginnings takes care of the rest.


Our flagship high school programming has been redesigned and is currently being piloted for the upcoming school year. Check out the new curriculum and learn more about how you can become involved in the pilot.

"Financial Beginnings' lessons were important. A lot of people might now save themselves from falling into too much debt. It might even prevent someone from having to foreclose on their home." - Student Participant