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FDIC Money Smart - A Financial Education Program 

 
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In 2001, the FDIC started a national financial education curriculum by launching Money Smart, a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.  

Below, you will find information about Money Smart and links to order the program through the FDIC.

Money Smart for Adults

  • Instructor Guide
  • Module 1: Bank On It, an introduction to bank services
  • Module 2: Borrowing Basics, an introduction to credit
  • Module 3: Check It Out, how to choose and keep a checking account 
  • Module 4: Money Matters, how to keep track of your money
  • Module 5: Pay Yourself First, why you should save, save, save
  • Module 6: Keep It Safe, your rights as a consumer
  • Module 7: To Your Credit, how your credit history will affect your credit future
  • Module 8: Charge It Right, how to make a credit card work for you
  • Module 9: Loan To Own, know what you're borrowing before you buy
  • Module 10: Your Own Home, what home ownership is all about

To order (for FREE) Money Smart for Adults, click here.

Money Smart for Young Adults

  • Instructor Guide
  • Module 1: Bank On It, an introductino to bank services
  • Module 2: Check It Out, how to choose and keep a checking account
  • Module 3: Setting Financial Goals, money management
  • Module 4: Pay Yourself First, why you should save, save, save
  • Module 5: Bowworing Basics, an introduction to credit
  • Module 6: Charge It Right, how to make a credit card work for you
  • Module 7: Paying For College And Cars, installment loans (i.e. cars and student)
  • Module 8: A Roof Over Your Head, informed decisions on apartments and mortgages
  • State Allignment with educational standards for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and the Virgin Islands

To order (for FREE) Money Smart for Young Adults, click here.

Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction

The Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) is a friendly and easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer. The CBI can complement formal classes or enable people to study independently at their own pace. For more information, click here.

Money Smart Podcast Network

The Money Smart Podcast Network is the portable audio (MP3) version of Money Smart and designed to accommodate financial learning for individuals “on the go.” For more information, click here.

Contact the FDIC

For a comprehensive contact listing for the FDIC, click here.

 

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