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Cleveland Fed launches updated Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money during Financial Literacy Month

Aligned to state and national education standards, it’s a fun tool for educators of all kinds

Today, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Learning Center and Money Museum unveils the latest edition of its popular, free workbook Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money. Inside are lessons, activities, and information reimagined to keep kids engaged and help them better understand financial concepts including budgeting, saving, and earning money.

Since the first edition was released in 2008, nearly 800,000 copies of the book have been embraced by teachers, financial institutions, community organizations, and countless other groups committed to teaching kids the fundamentals of finance.

An increased focus on decision making and critical thinking and updated activities are designed to engage readers and encourage family or classroom discussion.

The free book is available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded online. It’s also available at the Cleveland Fed’s Learning Center and Money Museum, open Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (except holidays). Admission is free. Interested parties can also request physical copies of the book through an online form. Get your copy today.

About the Cleveland Fed Learning Center and Money Museum

Ever wonder how money works or what the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland does as part of the central bank of the US? The Learning Center and Money Museum features more than 25 fun, hands-on exhibits that answer these questions and more. Open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am till 2:30 pm (except holidays), the museum’s interactive games, visual exhibits, creative stations and films explain everything about money - from how we use it to why it looks the way it does. All this in the heart of Cleveland, just steps away from other downtown attractions. Admission is free and photos are welcome. For more information, go to our website or follow the museum on Facebook and Twitter.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479