Youth & Students

Make it Count!

When children learn smart money habits at a young age, the benefits last a lifetime. It helps them:

  • Be independent and self-sufficient.
  • Make informed decisions and choices.
  • Understand how their moods and expectations can affect how they save and spend.
  • Use good judgment and look at consumption in a realistic way.
  • Build the skills and knowledge to be financially secure.
  • Prepare for and navigate the financial challenges they will face as they grow.



Make it Count extras
Extend the lessons found in Make it Count with these resources!


Related Areas


Saving Money

Spend Smarter


Downloadable Resources


Teacher eBook

Financial literacy activities for your classroom

Smart Tips eBook

Money tips for children

Financial Life Stages

Financial literacy milestones from Preschool to Grade 12

Simple Student Budget
8 Month Student Budget

How to Read a Paystub
Sample Paystub

Student budgeting and how to read paystubs

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