Money side of life 

The Money Side of Life™ Online Education Materials

Access interactive, state-standard online teaching materials free for the school year.

According to research conducted by the Programme for International Student Assessment, more than 60% of American high school students are unable to figure out the solutions to basic financial problems. Now more than ever, it’s crucial for the next generation to understand the basics of living independently before they graduate and enter college or the workforce.

Through Desert Financial’s sponsorship, all Maricopa County public high schools are eligible to receive The Money Side of Life™ online education materials free of cost for the 2016-2017 school year. This interactive, mobile-friendly digital platform includes eight modules designed to teach your students the life skills they need to thrive after graduation.

Topics include:

  • Budgeting
  • Saving Money
  • Surviving Senior Year
  • College Prep
  • Career Readiness
  • Independent Living
  • Credit
  • Investing

Do your students know how to balance a checkbook, manage credit card debt or create a monthly budget? According to a recent survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council, students aged 18-24 rated money management as the #1 high school level course they thought would be beneficial to their lives. That’s higher than math and science combined!

Our platform for teaching money management and life skills allows access wherever you have a connected device. It’s easy to use, and all lessons meet state and national standards. Get your students started on the road to successful adulthood with The Money Side of Life™ program now.

To sign up, visit and click on “Create Account.” You will receive access to the digital platform for the 2016-2017 school year at no cost to you or your school. Print versions are also available on request.