Personal Finance


Personal Finance is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at National 4-H Service Supply. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Personal Finance.

Personal Finance 1
What you can do in this project: learn money management skills and how to live on a budget.
Grades: 6-8
Resource: 07710, Money FUNdamentals

Personal Finance 2
What you can do in this project: learn about wants and needs, values and goal setting; explore ways to use and save money; learn the benefits and drawbacks of credit; and survey and select financial services.
Grades: 9-12
Resource: 07711, Money Moves

Personal Finance Leader
Resources: 07712, Financial Champions Helper’s Guide
4H500, I’m a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?


Want to learn more about Personal Finance? Try the links below.

Personal Finance Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including Personal Finance. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Personal Finance Project. Just follow these links!

Better Business Bureau
Guidance on what to look for before and after you buy, and what to do if you have a complaint.

UW-Madison Steenbock Library Resource Guide: Consumer Science
Guide to links for many consumer-related sites.

Project Support

For more information on 4-H Personal Finance Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.