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Financial Literacy - Improve Your Money Game

Learn how to efficiently manage your money and make it grow

What is Financial Literacy?

It is the knowledge and understanding of money and how to best manage your money to effectively make important financial decisions.

My Colorado Journey offers an interactive website with a self-paced curriculum on financial literacy to help students and families make sound and informed financial decisions.

Federal Student Aid's online, interactive loan counseling tool, the Financial Awareness Counseling Tool (FACT), helps students and families better manage their finances and understand their obligation as borrowers.

Loan Simulator is a new tool to help you make decisions about your student loans. Use it to find a repayment plan that meets your needs and goals or to decide whether to consolidate.

Questions? Contact or call 970-947-8322 to learn more about financial literacy.


Week of April 26th:
Watch Paying for College video below and then test your knowledge

Week of April 19th:
Watch Building Credit video below and test your knowledge on Building Credit and Understanding Identity Theft

Week of April 12th:
Watch Debt Management video below and test your knowledge Budgeting and Debt Management

Week of April 5th:
Watch Financial Literacy Fundamentals video below and test your knowledge Financial Literacy Fundamentals Quiz

How to budget in easy steps!

By using a budget, you are the boss of your money. You control your money, telling it where to go and what to do.

Without a budget, you may begin to run out of money. In that case, money controls you.