Financial Literacy

ISCPA’s Financial Literacy Committee has connected with teachers and students across the state with a single goal in mind — to help educate younger members of the community on how to make good financial decisions. Iowa educators have assisted ISCPA and the Financial Literacy Committee in developing these financial literacy programs to fit the Iowa initiative of the 21st century learning skills and Iowa core curriculum standards.

Educational programs

Money Mammals

Piggy Bank This engaging and fun presentation for children ages 4-6 features a video titled “The Money Mammals: Saving Money is Fun.” Kids will delight in the Money Mammals characters as they exchange funny dialogue, dance and entertain with catchy songs. Topics covered are saving money, sharing (charitable giving), needs vs. wants, allowance and making smart money choices.

Kolbet 2014

Program Sponsors

Avoiding the Debt Trap

This presentation for students completing high school or beginning college was put together using a variety of sources including an Iowa State University documentary about students who find themselves buried in debt, and presentations from the Iowa Student Aid Commission. Additionally, the presentation includes a section on budgeting, featuring apps that are helpful in assisting with a modern-day budget for a student their age. Topics covered are college expenses, credit cards, budgets, credit scores and compound interest.

Contact Toni Roof at if you are an ISCPA member and would like information about presenting these programs in your community.

Other opportunities

Piggy banks and materials – the Financial Literacy Committee encourages you to reach out to your firm/company to fund the purchase of piggy banks and materials for these presentations. Personal donations are also accepted. Contact Toni Roof at for more information.