Prepare your children. Provide them with the education of basic money management skills that they will use through-out their life. And do it in only 15 minutes a week.

For parents who understand the value of taking an active role in the education of their children. We are capable of better preparing our children for the future. The information in this course is not given the importance it deserves in our current school system, but your child can learn these skills and be able to confidently incorporate them today and into the future.

Did your schooling prepare you to be able to manage your money well? Did you have even a basic financial understanding when you graduated high school?

Do you worry about how your kids are going to be prepared to make financial decisions when they grow up?

Are you concerned that they don’t appreciate the value of money now?

Do you wish that Financial Literacy was better taught in schools, and not just as an elective class once they reach high school, but a subject that was given value and importance at a young age?

Is it frustrating to you that such useful information, such as money management, something that people use, from one degree to another, each and every day of their life, is almost completely over-looked in the education system?

Have you tried educating your children about money on your own? Have you had a hard time piecing together cohesive lessons with the bits and pieces of resources that are out there?

Is it completely over-whelming to think of taking on the task of preparing your kids to manage money well?

Does it feel like you have no time or energy left in your day to teach your kids extra things that they should be learning in school in the first place?

I know.

I’ve been there. I’ve worried about each and every one of those things.

For awhile, I didn’t know how I was going to help my children receive the valuable financial education that I know they needed.

I looked for some kind of easy to use, ready-to-go product. I wanted a comprehensive resource that covered a variety of topics and gave them a solid foundation to begin with.

I found quite a few great books and websites out there, but nothing that seemed to cover as much information as I was hoping to teach my kids. I just wasn’t seeing anything that was thorough or inclusive enough.

So, fed up with not being able to find what I was looking for, I decided to create it myself.

An Online Course for Children ages 7 – 13 that introduces them to the valuable lessons about money that they will use now and through-out their lives.

Benefits for Parents


    You will know that you are doing the best you can at providing your child with the financial education they deserve.


    You are welcome! I do all the prep work for you (and it is A LOT of work!!) You can just print out the worksheets, press play on the videos, and off you go!


    The material can be customized to fit into any schedule. You could even only commit to 15 minutes a week, and your child will still be getting the financial education that they need to succeed!


    This course is designed so that a child is able to grasp most of the information all on their own – taking time to define new words, using graphics to better explain certain processes, and incorporating worksheets at the end of lessons to help them remember what they heard.


    There is nothing like seeing your child light up as they learn a new concept that has value and meaning to them, and especially when knowing that this new information is something they will actually use to help them in real life situations.

Benefits for Kids


    Your child will be ready to better manage whatever money they have access to right now, and they will be learning lessons that could help them all the way up to retirement age! These lessons can be applied at each stage of their life.


    Your child will be years ahead of their time, and that self-assurance will shine through! By learning and applying these lessons in their lives, your child will be able to confidently approach a variety of financial situations.


    There is so much more to money than just learning about dollars and cents. Our material was designed to help kids succeed in life by incorporating core values, such as gratitude, and teaching them to have a healthy, balanced attitude and approach when it comes to not only money, but with virtually any decision they will face.


    This course helps teach kids that it is their own attitude, willingness to work, and lifestyle choices that determine their present and future situations – financially and otherwise. Empowerment can be one of the most beneficial gifts that we can teach our children, when taught in a positive way.


    Learning about money can be fun! Interesting, real-life facts and examples are given through out the course, to help keep the kids engaged, and lessons are broken down into bite-sized pieces that keep the pace moving.

Meet Your Instructor

Teacher Taylor

Hi! My name is Laurie Taylor (known as “Teacher Taylor” to my students), founder of Orange Owl Academy. I am passionate about educating children, especially when it comes to teaching about money.

As a mom of three young boys, I used to worry that they were not being educated financially, and I knew this was a problem for a lot of families. I decided to make it my mission to provide the easiest way possible for parents to help teach their kids about money, and Orange Owl Academy was born.

While our current education system can be useful and effective in certain ways, I feel that one area where it really falls short is preparing our children with the financial knowledge they need to be able to function as self-sufficient, well-balanced adults once they are living on their own and out of the school system. My goal is to provide a way to help fill those gaps. I feel it is so important to educate our children in the financial life skills that they will actually use – sometimes on a daily basis – in real life. I love to be able to share with my students things that I have learned in my life that help me every day – things that I wish I had been taught at a young age.

I currently live in Connecticut with my husband, three sons, and one fluffy kitty cat (named "Whimsical"). I love creating. I love education. I love the idea of expanding our human potential, and I think there is no better place to start than educating children.

Welcome to Orange Owl Academy! I’m so glad you are here! : )


  • How many students are included in the enrollment fee?

    The price of the course is per household, so feel free to use it for the entire family. However, it is violating the Terms and Conditions to share your log in and password with people outside of your household. Please honor this. A lot of time and effort was put into the creation of this course, and in order to be able to continue offering content, I need to ask that you please only use this course for members of your household. Thank you!

  • What age should my child be to take this course?

    I originally designed the material for ages 7-13. The look and feel of the course is geared towards that age group. However, I have had several high school students use the course, and I’ve also taught some of the same lessons to adults. Essentially, it’s a great place to start for anyone of any age who is looking for a basic overview of finances. Some lessons may be a bit too simple for more advanced students, but there’s some great material that’s useful for all ages.

  • I’m a teacher. Can I share this course with my students?

    Yes! We’d love to have as many kids learn this material as possible! We’ve have great success with teachers using this in the past. Keep in mind, however, that the price for the course listed on this website is for household use only. If you would like to use this course for your class, please reach out to me ([email protected]), and I would be happy to give you a customized plan that would accommodate your needs.

  • Do I need to enter any personal information about my child to gain access to this course?

    Definitely not. I’m a mother, and I understand the importance of protecting the privacy of your child. Sign up using your own name and email address. You will never be asked for any personal information regarding your child.

  • Does my child need to have any prior knowledge about money?

    No. This can be their first introduction to money. We start with the basics. It also can be a great review, at times, for older children who’ve had some experience with money and money lessons.

  • What skills will my child need to have to complete this course?

    They just need to know how to read and write, and do some basic math. Some kids will need a little more assistance than others.

  • Do I need to watch the videos with my child?

    It’s up to you. The lessons were designed so that a child could understand the concepts on their own, however, parent involvement will greatly enhance the course, and make a big difference. The best way to help your child remember what they’ve learned in the course is to incorporate it into your life. It will help a great deal if you know and understand the things they are learning about, so that you can have your own conversations about the lessons at home and really personalize the education as they see examples of what they’re learning in the world around them – such as going to the bank or seeing you use a debit card.

  • Does it come with a printed workbook?

    No. It comes with a downloadable PDF file. The workbook is a total of 64 pages. There are several options when it comes to printing. You could choose to print the pages yourself on your home printer, or send the PDF file to a professional printer for printing and/or binding.

  • What if I buy the course, and I don’t like it?

    I sure hope that doesn’t happen, but above all, I want you to be happy and feel that you received more than your money’s worth when buying this course. A lot of love went into the creation of this course, and I stand by what I offer. If, for any reason at all, you decide that this course did not live up to your expectations, simply send me an email at: learn@orangeowlacademy, and I will promptly issue you a full refund.


Do you know how much the average family pays for

extra-curricular activities per kid/per month?

Sports = $55/month

Music Classes = $130/month

Dance = $60 - $708/month - (I’m not joking!)

Private Tutoring = $108 - $750/month

Summer Camps = $601/per kid/per Summer

What?! Who has any money left over for anything? That is why I've made Financial Literacy for Kids so affordable. And, you know what? It costs less than: A night out at the movies, or, dinner for the family at a restaurant, or 1 amusement park ticket

What Others are Saying

Orange Owl covered areas that many programs lacked.

Robbin Clark - Expanded Core Curriculum Coordinator, Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

“All youth need solid financial literacy skills for adulthood. I recently started a distance education program with our school. I didn’t want to recreate the wheel with writing a financial literacy program for students. That can be super time consuming! I researched several programs and came away with a winner: Orange Owl Academy! There are several solid financial literacy programs but Orange Owl covered areas that many programs lacked.”

It doesn't feel like I'm doing homework because it's so fun!

William - age 9

“It's fun to learn about money and I like doing the activities in the Orange Owl Financial Literacy program. It doesn't feel like I'm doing homework because it's so fun!”

We have learned so much!

Holly Barker - Mom of 5

“I purchased Orange Owl Academy's Financial Literacy program for my kids to work on in the summer! I downloaded everything and put it in a binder. Everything is so well organized and simple to use and follow. Laurie has created the program to be fun and interesting. I even enjoy learning and doing the activities! I'm so glad I found this, since financial classes are not taught very often in public schools. I'd recommend her program to anyone who has kids. We have learned so much! Thank you!!!”

The videos are fun!

Darci - age 13

“I like doing the Financial Literacy program on the computer. The videos are fun and I like doing the activities and games. It's much more interesting than normal workout books that my Mom usually has me do.”

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Financial Literacy Workbook Download

    • BONUS! "The Story of Rich's Riches" Free Download

  • 2


    • Intro

  • 3

    Module 1: MINDSET

    • Gratitude

    • Dreaming Big

    • Prioritizing

    • Responsibility

    • Wrap Up

  • 4

    Module 2: COSTS

    • Supply and Demand

    • Cheap vs. Quality

    • How Much Does it Cost - Single Items Part 1

    • How Much Does it Cost - Single Items Part 2

    • How Much Does it Cost - Activities Part 1

    • How Much Does it Cost - Activities Part 2

    • How Much Does it Cost - Location

    • Wrap Up

  • 5

    Module 3: BUDGETING

    • Intro To Budgeting

    • Adjusting Your Budget

    • Give, Save, Spend

    • Wrap Up

  • 6

    Module 4: EARNING

    • Make Money Now

    • Working for Someone Else - Part 1

    • Working for Someone Else - Part 2

    • Working for Yourself

    • Investing

    • Unearned Income

    • Wrap Up

  • 7

    Module 5: SAVING

    • Why Save?

    • The Secret to Saving

    • Inflation

    • Wrap Up

  • 8

    Module 6: BANKING

    • Why Put Money in a Bank?

    • Earning Interest

    • Paying Interest

    • Debit Card vs. Credit Card

    • Keeping Track of What You Spend

    • How to Write a Check

    • Online Banking

    • Wrap Up


I want you to be happy. I want you to feel like this course was worth every penny, and I stand by what I offer. You have a full 30 days to try out the course RISK FREE!  During that time, if for any reason you do not feel this course is giving you the value you were expecting, simply email me at: [email protected], and I will issue you a full refund right away.