MoneySKILL in the Classroom

About the Module

The AFSA Education Foundation developed MoneySKILL in 2002 as one of the first online personal finance curriculums. MoneySKILL is designed to educate youth and young adults about money management fundamentals and provide them with the skills and knowledge to make sound financial decisions. In this presentation, we will discuss the value and impact of financial education as illustrated through recent research. We will also demonstrate how to utilize the free MoneySKILL curriculum in your classroom and share additional educator resources.

Presenter will discuss:

  1. The value and impact of financial education as illustrated through recent research, 
  2. The specific impact of the MoneySKILL program on students’ personal finance knowledge and behaviors. 
  3. How to set up and customize their own free MoneySKILL virtual classroom.
  4. Additional free personal finance teaching materials and resources from the AFSA Education Foundation and how to incorporate them into a MoneySKILL course.

Resources Available to AAFCS Members Only

Members: To view and access the resources for the module, you must be logged in to your MyAAFCS account.

Resources for this professional development module include the following:
  • Resource document provided by presenters
  • Web Links related to topic
  • Lesson Plan related to topic
  • Global Interdependence in Action
  • Recommended Readings and AAFCS PDU Certificate

AAFCS Members: To see the "View Recording" button and the Module Resources, you MUST be logged in to your MyAAFCS account.

Correlations to Standards

The resources provided for this VPD Module correlate with the:  

FCS Body of Knowledge
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Individual Well-Being
  • Community Vitality
  • Resource Development and Sustainability
  • Capacity Building
Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards 3.0
  • Consumer and Family Resources
  • Consumer Services
National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Consumer Economics and Family Resources
  • Curriculum Development

Meet the Presenter

As the Director of Financial Education and Outreach for the AFSA Education Foundation, Olivia DiBiase manages the implementation of the MoneySKILL curriculum, which provides free financial education to primarily middle school, high school, and college students in the U.S. and internationally. She works closely with educators, administrators, education officials, and AFSA members to raise awareness about and expand enrollment in the online curriculum.


Before joining the AFSA Education Foundation, Olivia spent six years at the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the leading association for nonprofit financial counseling organizations. She held leadership roles focusing on the delivery of innovative, consumer-focused programs and resources to improve consumer financial health. Prior to her work at the NFCC, Olivia served as a Youth Educator with the Peace Corps in Morocco.


Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis. She and her family live in Washington, DC.