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Most of us want to be good with our money. With so many choices influencing how we spend, borrow and save, it's no wonder that many people find it challenging. That's what MakingCents is all about.

MakingCents is a resource for teachers and parents and contains practical information and teaching materials to help Australians understand and manage their money.

For ParentsThis site offers a parent guide to help with their child's learning and money topics for parents. It helps to create family discussion on financial concepts like credit, banking and budgeting, with the aim of building healthy money habits for life. Subscribe to the parents' enewsletter.

For TeachersMakingCents also provides primary school teachers with a range of education resources packed with fun, individual or group activities for students aged 7 to 12. These are downloadable units matched to Social Studies and Maths curricula in each state and territory across Australia.

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MakingCents News
Latest NewsMakingCents eNewsletter #6
The MakingCents eNewsletter #6 is out now, please click here to read it. The eNewsletter includes stories on the education tax refund, toy box treasure troves, $108,000 richer in retirement, loose change worth billions! More...
Latest NewsMakingCents eNewsletter #5
The MakingCents eNewsletter #5 is out now, please click here to read it. The eNewsletter includes stories on avoiding a download disaster, supermarkets, annual education costs and getting your credit card debt under control. More...
Latest NewsMakingCents eNewsletter #4
The MakingCents eNewsletter #4 is out now, please click here to read it. The eNewsletter includes stories on good money management, rising interest rates, sensible shopping and high finance kids. More...
Latest NewsYou have the right to know what you are signing up to - at last.
Good news for parents and mobile users in the family! New legislation has been created to cover mobile premium services. More...
Latest NewsSort it! Stories you would not believe
‘Sort it!’ contains a range of true stories from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO). This publication is a free educational resource for schools and young consumers. More...
Latest NewsCalculate the cost first - it might not be such a good buy
Did you notice that we have a credit card calculator on our MakingCents website for you to use? No excuses now for not using it! More...
Latest NewsLook out for unit pricing in supermarkets to help you get more value for your money
Costs of shopping for everyday items like food, washing powder and toiletries can be high. Families now have access to a new federal government initiative called unit pricing. More...
Latest NewsParents' Alert - Watch out for Scams!
We've identified some typical scams and signs of a scam and provide details of what you can do if you're targeted by scammers. More...
Latest NewsShow me the money!
You probably know by now that your child is a consumer - especially after the recent holiday! There is so much variety, competition and choice, including methods of payment. How often do they actually see you handle ‘notes’ nowadays? How do they know how you made a choice? Do they think money just appears from the ‘hole in the wall?’ ‘Yes!’ I hear you say! More...
Latest NewsSmart Saving Tips
We all need to be smart with our money and when times are tricky this may be especially important. It's good to involve children in discusisons about budgeting and how your family may need to adjust. More...
Latest NewsFinancial Literacy Program Results are In
Upper primary schildren who have undertaken the MakingCents Financial Literacy Program scored higher. More...
Latest NewsFinancial Skills Assessment a Success with Students
How could anyone enjoy doing a Financial Skills Assessment? Upper Primary Students went back again and again. This free online tool offers immediate feedback for students and their teachers. More...
Latest News80cm LCD TV Draw!
Congratulations to Greenhills Primary School in Greensborough Victoria, winners of the 80cm digital LCD television. Schools who participated in the Financial Skills Assessment online before the end of November were entered into a free raffle to win the LCD TV. More...
Latest NewsMakingCents makes Big News
MakingCents made big news in 2008 as it was featured in a Channel Ten News story on the importance of financial literacy as a vital life skill for children and young people. More...
Latest NewsCheck out money skills online
The 'Financial Skills Assessment - It Makes Cents', a free online tool for teachers, has been a great success already. Since its launch in October, 79 schools have participated – that’s over 4500 students! More...
Latest NewsMakeover for MakingCents
With around 200,000 downloads in 2008, the MakingCents website has been a great success. Further funding from Citi will be used to update all the resources to match current curriculum needs in each state and territory. More...
Budget Calculator Credit Card Calculator Financial Skills Assessment online now - You know it makes cents!! New Teaching Materials - Online NOW!