Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): Help Young People Map Their Money Journey

November 22, 2021

To help young people understand how to manage their money, it’s important to gauge what they know, understand, and can do. The “Map your money journey” survey is a self-assessment designed for students in grades 3–12. It assesses the attitudes, skills, and habits a young person has by measuring their development of three interconnected building blocks of financial capability. The building blocks are:

  • Executive function, called “Planning and self-control” in the survey
  • Financial habits and norms, called “Money habits and values” in the survey
  • Financial knowledge and decision-making skills, called “Money knowledge and choices” in the survey

You can use the survey to measure students’ progress and to inform your teaching. Students can take the survey online, or you can administer a PDF version.

When the young people complete the survey, they are given three things they can do to improve their money journey. A next steps worksheet allows them to explore their strengths and review their areas of growth. They can print their results, save their results as a PDF, or obtain a link they can use to share their results with you electronically.  

Attend a CFPB Webinar, “Help Your Students Map Their Money Journey”

Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 3:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Registration: https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/j.php?RGID=r2cb8a4c6e645384594e0e161fc73b1ca
Event number/Access code: 2761 750 1622
Audio only: Dial in+14043971590
Access code: 276 175 01622

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