About the Course
“Invest in What’s Next: Life After High School” www.investinwhatsnext.org (“Website”) is an online, three lesson mini-course developed by the Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond and San Francisco to help students navigate their first major financial decision: what path to pursue after high school. The course encourages students to explore multiple post-secondary education paths and job options and to think about how investing in their knowledge and skills may contribute to their future well-being.
The course is interactive and features data-driven treatments. These interactive treatments combine at the end of the course to build a plan that students can reference and update for life after high school. The course is designed so that students can drive their progress, and teachers or facilitators can tailor their own level of involvement. Guidance counselors may also use the course as a resource for planning sessions with students. The site is open and free to the public.
Users must complete a registration process to use this Website. Registering allows the carryover of user selections within and across lessons as well as communication with users about site updates and reminders.
Registration requires you to provide your first name, e-mail address, school/organization name, and school/organization zip code. You will also be required to create a username and password for the course. The information captured during registration is the only personally identifiable information collected through this Website.
Users must be at least 13 years of age to register.
This Website is intended solely for informational and educational purposes. We take reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information made available on this Website, and while we may periodically update the information, we make no commitment to do so. The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve System are not responsible for any offsite content or any consequences of any decisions or actions taken in reliance upon the information, resources or tools provided on or through this Website. Any conclusions that users draw from the information presented here are theirs and are not to be attributed to any Federal Reserve Bank. The views expressed on this Website may not necessarily reflect the views of any Federal Reserve Bank.
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Economic Education / Invest in What’s Next
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
701 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Effective Date: July 1, 2014