The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system. The FDIC insures deposits; examines and supervises financial institutions for safety, soundness, and consumer protection; makes large and complex financial institutions resolvable; and manages receiverships.
FDIC released How Money Smart Are You? on September 30th. This suite of 14 self-paced games and related resources is the newest addition to the FDIC’s Money Smart product family. This new educational tool provides practical knowledge to help consumers manage their finances with confidence. Users play games to learn more about everyday financial topics.
How Money Smart Are You? complements our other Money Smart products that can be used with financial literacy activities, including webinars or workshops, in local communities. These products include resources to engage K-12 students, young adults, adults, older adults, and small businesses. Each of the 14 games contain mini games where users can win virtual coins for correct answers and potentially earn certificates of completion. Mini-games include banking crosswords, minimize the debt monster, balance assets and liabilities, escape the room, discover the combination lock, choose sense or nonsense, and more.
Earlier this year, FDIC conducted a public awareness campaign—#GetBanked— to educate consumers about the benefits of a banking relationship. How Money Smart Are You? expands on FDIC’s financial inclusion efforts, providing a direct-to-consumer tool that teaches techniques for managing and protecting personal finances.
- Money Smart for Young People, an updated curriculum offering engaging activities in a modern, easy-to-read format.
- The Teacher Online Resource Center, offering tools to help you teach financial education including lesson plans, videos, and other resources.
- The FDIC’s Money Smart Alliance, consisting of a diverse group of organizations that agree to use or promote Money Smart. Alliance members also provide feedback to the FDIC to help improve the Money Smart program.
- The FDIC’s Youth Banking Network, providing opportunities for banks, working to connect financial education to savings accounts in schools, to learn from one another and FDIC staff.
- FDIC Consumer News, providing practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services.
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