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Colorado Academic Standards - Personal Financial Literacy Resource Bank


Teaching the Personal Financial Literacy expectations embedded within the Colorado Academic Standards is supported through a wide array of free instructional resources. This webpage lists classroom resources for K-12, educator professional development, scholarship opportunities for students, and instructional tools for teaching personal finance. If you are an educator in Colorado and have suggestions for a great free resource please email Tory Tripp. For additional opportunities please check Professional Development.


Elementary School resource Elementary

Middle School resource Middle

High School resource High

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The Stock Market Experience

Stock Market Experience (SME) is an engaging online investment simulation that employs math, reading, writing, and technology skills. Over the course of a semester, students work in teams to invest their $100,000 virtual portfolio in U.S. and international exchanges and compete with student teams across the state. Because this program is real-time, students learn to make investments based on current events such as weather, regulatory changes, economics, international affairs while utilizing research and decision-making skills.

Type of Resource:

  • Classroom Resource
  • Experiential Program
  • Local Resources
  • Organization or Association
  • Partners


  • Analysis
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Finance
  • Stock Market


Free Resource!


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