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Money Flashcards

Check out these fun money flashcards to help you teach your students important skills and smart financial habits.


There is a reason flashcards have been around so long as study tools. They are a simple way for your students to learn and retain information, and money education is no exception. In today’s world, you can move beyond index cards you create yourself and find pre-made versions or digital ones online. Much of financial literacy is understanding the meaning of terms and the differences between similar concepts – and flashcards can be an excellent way to improve your kids’ comprehension. Below, you’ll find a valuable resource of money flashcards that you can start using in your classroom – today!

Flashcards About Money

For your young learners, money identification is essential. Use flashcards to hammer home the different coin and bill denominations and their values.

  • Coin Flash Cards: These flashcards are ready to go and are a memorable way to show coin values. You can use them as fluency builders, station activities, or independent practice. (PreK-1st grade)
  • Coin Flashcards and Practice: These flashcards include coin identification, totaling amounts, identifying coin values, and using various coins. Students can quiz each other, play a memory game, or review concepts. (PreK-4th)
  • Money Flashcards – Identifying Coins: These flashcards are great for coin identification and recognition. Use as matching, Go Fish, or other games in math centers. (K-2nd)
  • Coins Count and Clip: Students will enjoy these flashcards that show various coins on the front. Kids need to determine the value of each card, and you can write the answers on the back for self-check and review. (1st-2nd)
  • Matching Coin Flashcards: These flashcards can be used in stations or independently, or with pairs for a Matching game. They provide illustrations, coins, and total values that kids need to pair with the corresponding card. (2nd-4th)
  • Coin Flashcards: These simple flashcards show pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters on one side, requiring children to know which ones are which. You can laminate them to last long, offering years of review and instruction in the future. 
  • Money Flashcards – Coins, Dollars, Counting with Quarters: These flashcards give kids a variety of practice. They can work with different coins and bills, memorizing each and the value that goes along with it. (PreK-1st)
  • Money Flash Cards: These flashcards are great for reviewing and studying for your little ones. They include words and numbers to reinforce the value of different money denominations. (1st-5th)
  • Coin Identification Flashcards: These flashcards use dollar and cent language on one side and images on the other. Kids get to practice quizzing their friends to see who knows their pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. (PreK-2nd)

General Financial Literacy Flashcards

These card sets stick to a general overview of financial literacy instead of focusing on specific topics. They are excellent for previewing a personal finance unit or reviewing concepts after instruction.

  • Personal Financial Literacy: These flashcards are excellent practice for general financial terms. Students will remember vocabulary like balance, borrowing, consumers, and deposit as they study their cards. (1st-3rd)
  • Finance Flashcards: This set of digital flashcards covers many essential topics for review. Students can remember more challenging terms and do well on quizzes, tests, and projects. (7th-12th)
  • Sense2Cents: These flashcards cover many of the Jump Start Financial Literacy standards, making the worth the investment. You will get a thorough pack of cards to help students retain their learning. (9th-12th)
  • Financial Literacy Flashcards: These digital flashcards make learning fun and easy at any time of the day. Students navigate to the site and click until they remember the terms and definitions. (9th-12th)
  • St. Louis Fed Financial Flashcards: The St. Louis Federal Reserve made these printable flashcardsto enhance student learning. They consist of multiple-choice questions on the front and the answer on the back, giving kids a nice way to review knowledge. (7th-12th)
  • Money & Finance Flashcards: These colorful flashcards should be a hit in class or during homeschooling. With 20 cards to review, students will gain a solid understanding of general financial literacy vocabulary. (6th-8th)
  • Financial Terminology for Dummies: These flashcards test students on a wide variety of financial literacy terms. They review assets, F.I.R.E., profit, debit, and many more concepts to give kids a good background. (7th-12th)

Budgeting Flashcards

Budgeting is vital to financial success. These flashcards help kids retain the critical concepts of budgeting, so they remember what they’ve learned.

  • Finance Flashcards About Budgeting: These flashcards go over many budgeting terms. They can help your students comprehend essential terms and stay on track with their budgeting habits. (6th-8th)
  • Quizlet – Budgeting: These flashcards are excellent tools for emphasizing the concepts you want kids to learn. You can assign them individually, project them as part of a lesson, or incorporate them into an online assignment. (9th-10th grade)
  • Budget Vocabulary: These budget flashcards offer the fundamentals to students who want to increase their comprehension. They are tailored to high school students, and kids can learn how disposable income, fixed expenses, and discretionary expenses factor into their financial picture. (9th-12th grade)
  • Budgeting and Saving Flashcards: These flashcards provide terms about both budgeting and saving, expanding student knowledge. There are many words to learn and review, making this resource an excellent tool. (11th-12th grade)
  • Budgeting Flashcards: This Quizlet activity involves flashcards with a mix of relevant terms. It gets into unearned and earned income and the basics of the topic. (9th-12th)

Investing Flashcards

Investing is a crucial topic to teach in money education, and knowing how to invest well is essential. Use these flashcards to focus kids on the most important points. 

  • Investing for the Future: These flashcards will help students learn vital terminology about investing and planning ahead. You will find words like portfolio, rule of 72, diversification, and many more. (9th-12th)
  • Investing in Bonds: In this set of flashcards, students learn a specialized set of vocabulary. Bonds are a unique asset class, and students will benefit from learning the details about them in this exercise. (9th-12th)
  • Investing in Stocks: These flashcards show kids the details of investment terms in the realm of stocks. As they review their concepts They will encounter concepts like market value, preferred stock, public corporation, and short selling. (9th-12th)
  • Investing in Mutual Funds and Real Estate: If you teach the concepts of mutual funds and real estate investing in your finance classes, these flashcards are an excellent addition. They go into depth with various sub-topics, reminding students of the lessons they learned. (9th-12th)
  • Investing Flashcards: These flashcards are a surefire way to cement the definitions of critical investing vocabulary. There are 40 terms to go through, providing students with an extensive background. (11th-12th
  • Personal Investing Flashcards: This set of flashcards covers 25 different investing vocabulary words. It is a valuable digital tool to add to your teaching arsenal. (7th-12th)
  • Investments: These flashcards show students important terms and definitions and provide self-assessment. Students classify the words into “didn’t know” and “knew it” as they go so they know which words to study more. (9th-12th)

Banking Flashcards

Banking is one of the primary topics in financial education. Provide opportunities for your students to grow with these flashcard sets.

  • Banking Flashcards: These flashcards review the essentials, making them excellent for a unit-ending activity. They can work well across many grade levels, providing practical use for many classrooms. (4th-10th)
  • Business and Finance: These flashcards include concepts like commercial banks, debits, deposits, and other banking terms. Students can visit the site frequently to remember the big ideas of banking. (7th-10th)
  • Banking: These flashcards include terms, phrases, and longer definitions, to give your students a more comprehensive understanding. They can quiz each other or complete the tasks independently – whatever works for your classroom. (9th-12th)
  • Banking Terms Flashcards: This flashcard set will challenge your high schoolers to retain banking information. They review many terms as they deepen their comprehension. (11th-12th)
  • Banking Vocabulary: This resource includes three differentiated flashcard sets that address the needs of many learners in various grade levels. Kids can play Go Fish or Memory, making this an engaging activity for students young and old. (not grade-specific)
  • Banking Services: If you have students who need to remember key ideas about banking services, these flashcards are outstanding. They offer thorough definitions to ensure your students understand the terminology. (6th-10th)

Head to our teacher’s guide to teaching money management for more curriculum resources!

About the Author

Peter Brown

Peter Brown is a National Board Certified teacher with over two decades of experience in the classroom. He loves working with students of all ages in many subjects, but particularly in practical areas like money education, to help kids achieve their goals. When he is not teaching or writing about financial literacy, you can find him surfing, hiking, skiing, or traveling to new places.

Last updated on: January 12, 2023