USA TODAY and the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation have collaborated to offer an exciting financial literacy program entitled Choice is Power! Many of the educational resources found here use USA TODAY’s Financial Diet series of articles to examine debt, money management, saving and investing. Students will explore consumer spending and savings trends and examine Americans’ financial future. They will discuss steps that people can take to become financially healthy. Students will utilize math, problem solving and analysis to compare the difference between saving and investing for retirement at an early age.


High earners can still struggle
A budget can help young people cut their spending
Parents of teens ride waves of expenses
Breaking the cycle of payday loan trap
Budgeting: Vacation planning
Economics: Supply, demand and personal finance
Scoring a financial education
Students suffocate under tens of thousands in loans
Many teenagers uninformed in financial literacy
After 6 months of financial dieting
Financial dieters make progress
Medical school expenses lead to heavy dose of debt
Family faces a real struggle in saving money for college
We dont waste money, so where does it all go?
Im just totally lost about finances