An important part of our mission is providing financial education to people with disabilities. Our education efforts help people make more informed decisions about managing their personal finances, which allows them to take control of their financial future.
Cents and Sensibility:
A Guide to Money Management
As part of our financial education mission, we developed a book called Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management. Our pilot programs that used this book as a teaching manual taught us that all people, including those without disabilities, can benefit from this information. Everyone needs to understand how to manage their money so that their money doesn’t manage them!
Please use the following links to access Cents and Sensibility:
- Download Cents and Sensibility, 7th edition (508 Compliant PDF)
- Download El dinero y la sensatez (Cents and Sensibility), 6th edition – Spanish Version (PDF)
- Contact us to request a print copy of Cents and Sensibility
- Interactive online version: StudyMoney.us
Cents and Sensibility Educator Companion Manual
The Cents and Sensibility Educator Companion Manual was developed by a team of educators to accompany award-winning Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management with accommodations for classroom use. While we strongly believe all students should receive a high-quality financial education, we know students with disabilities have unique financial education needs. This manual helps teachers develop relevant lessons and activities for students with and without disabilities on topics such as earning income, saving, and using financial services.
Please use the following links to access the educator manual:
- Download Cents and Sensibility Educator Companion Manual (PDF)
- Download Cents and Sensibility Educator Companion Slides (PDF)
- Download Cents and Sensibility Educator Companion Slides (PowerPoint)
- Contact us to request a print copy of the Educator Companion Package (includes print and hole-punched copy of manual and slides; binder not included)
Financial Fundamentals: Discussion Starters for Youth
With more and more personal finance classes being taught in our schools, we were glad to be involved in the development of a guide for transition-aged youth. This will be used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education.
Money Talks: A Free Webinar Series on Financial Empowerment for People with Disabilities
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) and partners have come together to bring you Money Talks, a free webinar series on financial empowerment for people with disabilities. At a time when many people were working and learning from home, we wanted to provide an opportunity to increase your financial knowledge and skills where you are. Each month, Money Talks dove into a different topic with information and resources needed to handle the unique financial issues that impact individuals with disabilities, including new issues that arose as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a person with a disability, a family member of someone who has a disability, an advocate, an educator, or a service provider, this series is for you.