We created it because it didn’t exist! No other virtual resource connects academic, career, and financial planning in one tool so that teens can create a concrete and personalized path toward their goals.
Money Path is intuitive and has been designed with the student user in mind. Users are guided through the experience of building paths with conversational navigation and support resources. It also provides educational content to support the various personal finance and career planning concepts being utilized throughout the app.
Is Money Path a career exploration tool?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:31:44+00:00
Money Path supplements comprehensive career exploration tools by providing a platform to compare compensation, job description details, and a personalized financial plan across different careers within the same or different pathways.
Are all possible careers represented in Money Path?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:31:14+00:00
SecureFutures has thoroughly researched and tested various data sources to provide reliable and current data across a broad set of careers. Hundreds of careers across all paths are represented. Additionally, users have the option to build a customized career path and pay based on their own research.
Where does the data in Money Path come from and how current is it?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:33:20+00:00
Data is Money Path’s power. SecureFutures has thoroughly researched and tested various data sources to provide reliable and current data across a broad set of careers. Hundreds of careers across all paths are represented. The data in Money Path is updated annually and reflects the most current data available at the time of the update. Learn more about our data sources here.
How do I bring Money Path to my students?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:34:32+00:00
The first step is to connect with a Money Path team member. Through a brief conversation we’ll help you determine if Money Path is the right fit for your students and create an implementation plan. From there, we’ll generate a class registration code and provide you with student and educator materials. Our simple implementation guide takes you through the process step by step. Our team is available to assist you with customizing your Money Path lesson to fit your needs. Request a meeting now!
How does Money Path help educators teach personal finance?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:35:29+00:00
Money Path can be used in one-on-one advising or scaled up for large group activities. Many student advisors and counselors use it to encourage discussions at parent conferences, help students efficiently create post-secondary plans or portfolios, or add it to other career or independent living-related events. It’s also a great activity to offer on standardized testing days.
Do you provide a lesson guide and materials?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:44:09+00:00
Yes! We have guides, assignment templates, and facilitation videos for each of the three main delivery models. They are available in editable formats so that you can adapt the experience to your students. Our staff is also available to help you customize the materials. We have been working with educators since 2006 and designed Money Path with you in mind.
Do you have additional educational resources to complement Money Path?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:44:35+00:00
Money Path often inspires curiosity in aspects of financial and career planning. Additional information about many topics is available through helper panels throughout Money Path. Additionally, students can access our online learning modules directly through Money Path. Each module takes about 15-30 minutes to complete and covers 14 personal finance and financial planning topics.
What do I need to do to prep for using Money Path with my students?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:45:08+00:00
Learning to use Money Path is simple. You’ll need to review the implementation guide that fits the model of delivery that you are planning and preview any related videos that you would be playing for the students. A student assignment template that you may want to edit before giving to your students is available as well.
We strongly encourage you to create your own account and create a few paths for yourself. Creating paths ahead of time will help you understand how student users move through Money Path and will provide you with examples that you can reference when working with your students.
What kind of support is offered?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:45:35+00:00
SecureFutures has a dedicated staff member focused on ensuring a successful experience with Money Path, from customizing lesson plans to reporting class outcomes to collecting feedback. Users and educators can also request support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is SecureFutures?jsmcculloch2022-10-07T00:01:16+00:00
Since 2006, we’ve delivered an array of financial education programs specifically to teens, through partnerships with schools and educators. We know what teens need and how they learn, and we have a history of high-impact outcomes.
How much does Money Path cost?jsmcculloch2024-01-29T19:47:00+00:00
Are Money Path and SecureFutures subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?Lauren Zeihen2024-01-29T19:51:48+00:00
No, we do not require schools or districts to provide us with any student data or educational records before providing our product. Money Path does not generate educational records. For more information on our position regarding FERPA, please see our FERPA Position Paper.
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Money Path is brought to you by SecureFutures – a nonprofit leader in teen financial literacy. Since 2006 our programs have equipped over 100,000 teens with money management skills, tools and mentoring so they can achieve financial capability, reach their goals and strengthen their communities. Learn more.