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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) free, non-copyrighted, financial education program called Money Smart provides materials to help people of all ages learn more about managing their finances. Research shows that the curriculum can positively influence how consumers manage their finances, and these changes are sustainable in the months after the training.


The FDIC is currently seeking multiple Pre-K to grade 12 educators who are willing to teach and provide feedback on its Money Smart for Young People financial education curriculum. After receiving free training on the curriculum, participating Pre-K to grade 12 educators will use the no-cost resource with students, and then provide some input on what works well with the curriculum, including effective instructional approaches used to teach the curriculum, and what could be improved.


The Money Smart for Young People curriculum series features four standards-aligned instructor-led curricula for young people – Money Smart for Grades Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. It also includes parent/caregiver resource guides in English and Spanish. The materials, along with short videos to overview the curriculum, can be accessed through the FDIC’s Teacher Online Resource Center (

Money Smart for Young People is likely to respond to many state financial education mandates. The curriculum’s lesson plans also offer ideas to integrate the curriculum into a range of subjects such as English language arts, mathematics, and social studies.

Other Money Smart products include instructor-led curriculum resources for adults and older adults. And, a self-paced learning program (featuring an online, game-based learning design for ages 13 and over) and podcasts are available.


Please consider sharing this information, particularly the opportunity to provide feedback on Money Smart for Young People, to others interested in financial education. Visit to learn more about the curriculum and please contact if you would like more information on our Money Smart products.

Resources from the FDIC also can be found on the Jump$tart Clearinghouse at


For general Money Smart questions, please contact FDIC Community Affairs at:

Bobbie Gray
(202) 898-7148