Money Talks

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

It's never too early to start teaching children about money, at least according to the Ohio Credit Union League.

The state trade association, which represents 325 credit unions, offers a website full of lessons and activities to teach kids-and adults-about money. has information geared toward preschoolers through college-age students, on topics such as saving, budgeting, credit and investing. There are worksheets, games, glossaries and more to boost site visitors' financial literacy.

The OCUL and its members also provide education through reality fairs, student-run credit union branches and classroom instruction.

Looking for more? Try Biz Kid$, an Emmy Award-winning television series whose website has activities and lesson plans for teachers and parents. According to the site, lessons come from credit union professionals, accountants, the IRS and others.