Did you know April is National Financial Literacy Month? The goal of National Financial Literacy Month is to educate Americans on the importance of financial literacy and to help individuals establish and maintain healthy financial habits.
That sounds great, but what resources are available to help us educate others? Well, the FDIC has many financial education tools to help people of all ages build their financial knowledge and skills.
These tools are free and include lesson plans for educators, materials to help education adults on how bank accounts work, information to help older Americans avoid financial exploitation and much more.
The free resources also include:
- Money Smart for Young People, Money Smart for Adults, and Money Smart for Older Adults, age-appropriate financial education material available in nine languages.
- Money Smart for Small Business, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, which provides useful information for new and aspiring entrepreneurs and is available in English and Spanish.
- Money Smart News, the FDIC’s newsletter featuring tips, updates, and success stories for financial educators. A recent edition of Money Smart News highlights youth financial capability resources, including an FDIC report to help banks and schools enhance financial education efforts through access to a savings account.
- Teacher Online Resource Center, which offers resources to help teachers develop financial lessons for children from pre-K through age 20.
- FDIC Learning Bank, a site that provides information for young people about using money wisely, how banks work, and the differences between types of bank accounts.
- FDIC Consumer News, an FDIC newsletter, offering practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services.
- Savings-Related Resources, a website that provides savings-related resources for financial institutions, community-based organizations, and others.
For a full list of the FDIC’s free financial education resources, visit www.fdic.gov/education.