All My Money: Change for the Better


The All My Money: Change for the Better curriculum is a train-the-trainer financial management program for persons working with limited-resource audiences. All My Money: Change for the Better (AMM) is designed so that agency staff, social workers and other educators can teach financial literacy topics, even if they do not personally have expertise in financial management.

Training Classes

Training classes will show you how to use AMM's hands-on, experiential approach to encourage participant learning learn through discussion, games, case examples, demonstrations, and by applying the information to their everyday lives.

Training classes are offered regionally around Illinois. Currently, the following training(s) are scheduled:

Trainings are two full days. Trainees will learn about financial management and develop facilitation skills as they experience each of the eight lessons in the curriculum. Certificates of completion will be awarded to those attending the entire training.

Social workers, counselors, and other professionals can receive 13 units of Continuing Education (CE) for the training. There is a $30 fee for the CEs. 

Registration for training classes includes:

  • The curriculum package: flash drive with all files in PDF format and the Resource Box containing re-usable materials for activities such as game cards, play money, puzzle pieces, category cards, and beads, as well as reproducible items that are given to participants, such as the Take Charge Card wallet card. (The Curriculum Package sells separately for $150 when not included with a training.)
  • A hard copy of the complete curriculum in a 3-ring binder.
  • Two days of instruction with one of the authors of the curriculum.

For most locations, the training fee is $230. Trainings that provide lunch may be slightly higher.

A second person from the same organization can share a copy of the curriculum with the first registrant and pay a reduced training fee of $115.