Practical Activities to Grow Teens Life Skills – Money Management


This guide from Casey Life Skills offers practical ideas for CASAs and other supportive adults to help CASA youth practice and grow their knowledge in this life skill. “Teachable Moments” are included.

This guide notes the appropriate age for the activity to guide CASAs with teens of all ages.

Level 1 is for youth ages 8-10 years
Level 2 is for youth ages 11-14 years
Level 3 is for youth ages 15-18 years
Level 4 is for youth ages 19 and older

You can print or view the list of activities by selecting the link to display the PDF file.

Practical Exercises for Youth in Money Management.

Theses guides offer practical worksheets and exercises for life skills of money management for youth. It is part of the curriculum in some Independent Living programs – Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (PAYA) guides.

CASAs may find portions of this useful for discussions with younger teens but most appropriate for those older teens preparing to exit foster care. Some of the information is outdated as to costs and products but provide the discussion points for CASAs.

We have provided the entire Money Management Course material for you.

Practical Exercises plus Assessment Questions for Money Management

Or you may wish to access specific sections as noted below all related to money and financial management of these areas:

Exercises for Personal Budget

Exercises for Personal Budget for Independent Living (housing, rent, utilities)

Exercises for Banking Skills – Checking and Savings Accounts

Exercises for Understanding Credit

Exercises for Understanding your Paycheck

Exercises for Food and Smart Shopping

Exercise for Personal Care and Laundry

Exercises for Transportation Costs

Exercises for Buying A Car