Be Payday Ready

Learn basic financial skills to maximize earnings and establish a strong foundation for saving including banking & direct deposit.

Complete the seven activities. (Hint: There are videos so you may need headphones.)

Submit your work to earn the "Payday Ready" Badge.

When you earn the badge, you unlock the opportunity to compete for scholarship dollars and have a chance to win prizes. You can also share your badge on your resume and social media. When you click on the badge, it shows you what skills you practiced in this Playlist and the language you can adapt to your resume.

Content provided by the Economic Awareness Council.

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Badges you can earn for this challenge

BE PAYDAY READY - Be Payday Ready Badge - Finanical skills and knowledge
Age: 2 - 100

Activity Directions

Be Tax Ready


Check out the example forms and instructions linked in the resources to review what you need to do to get paid at your job and make sure you're not getting overtaxed. Open the Tax Forms link to view the instructions and sample forms.

If you need to find out how to get and ID open the ID link.

Everyone's tax situation is different and you should contact a qualified tax professional if you need specific assistance, many youth can get this for free from their local VITA site. However, our local tax/VITA partner Ladder Up has provided some educational tips on completing a W4 for many youth employees, Click the Tax Tips link for information

Age: 0 - 100

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