Money Smart

Winter 2013

The FDIC and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offer free curriculum modules, available via downloads, that encourage improved financial literacy among adults and youth.

Money Smart for Older Adults helps adults and their caregivers prevent elder financial exploitation and develop advance planning and informed financial decision-making skills. Learn more.

Topics include:

• Common Types of Elder Financial Exploitation
• Scams Targeting Veterans
• Identity Theft
• Medical Identity Theft
• Scams that Target Homeowners
• Planning for Unexpected Life Events
• How to Be Financially Prepared for Disasters

Money Smart for Adults topic modules include a description of deposit and credit services offered by financial institutions, choosing and maintaining a checking account, spending plans, the importance of saving, how to obtain and use credit effectively, and the basics of building or repairing credit. The curriculum is appropriate for students in classrooms or small-group settings, and can be integrated into other money management programs. Learn more.

Money Smart for Young Adults (ages 12-20) and Money Smart for Elementary School Students (ages 5-8) helps young people learn the basics of
of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. The content is non-branded and can be used on a stand-alone basis or integrated into existing classroom experiences. Learn more.