Manage Money Like a Mighty Girl: 30 Resources to Teach Kids Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is an essential skill for every child to learn! Money is an integral part of modern life, and whether your child is a preschooler counting coins, an elementary school child saving for a new toy, a tween learning about investing, or a teen budgeting for school expenses or their first full-time job, there are plenty of opportunities to teach kids how to earn, save, spend, donate, and invest. And yet a recent study from the Girl Scouts found that only 12% of girls aged 8 to 17 feel very confident making financial decisions, proof that we need to do more to improve kids’ financial literacy.

In this blog post, we’ve showcased our favorite resources to help kids (and maybe parents too!) learn more about money and how to manage it. From play money that helps young kids learning to identify coins and bills, to books that introduce concepts like debt, entrepreneurship, and investing to older kids, and even a few titles to guide parents in money conversations, these resources will help you give your Mighty Girl the confidence to manage her money successfully — and use it to plan for her future.

Manage Money Like a Mighty Girl: 30 Resources to Teach Kids Financial Literacy | A Mighty Girl


A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves!

After years of seeking out empowering and inspirational books for our four young nieces, we decided to create A Mighty Girl as a resource site to help others equally interested in supporting and celebrating girls. The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities.

Girls do not have to be relegated to the role of sidekick or damsel in distress; they can be the leaders, the heroes, the champions that save the day, find the cure, and go on the adventure. It is our hope that these high-quality children’s products will help a new generation of girls to grow and pursue whatever dreams they choose — to truly be Mighty Girls!

A Mighty Girl is a work in progress and we are continually adding new empowering books, toys, movies, music, and other resources for girls to the site. To learn more about you can help support the mission of A Mighty Girl, please visit our FAQs page.

The Founders

A Mighty Girl co-founders Carolyn Danckaert and Aaron Smith live in Washington, D.C. with their four nieces and a nephew nearby. They have long been involved in technology; public policy; and women’s rights and environmental issues. Both are proud alumni of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. They are very excited to launch their latest labor of love, A Mighty Girl.

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