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By Brittany Burroughs

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

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The FDIC Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Our Money Smart for Young People (MSYP) product consists of four grade-specific curriculums and includes lesson plans and Parent/Caregiver Guides to help educators deliver basic financial concepts to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The Money Smart for Adults (MSA) was updated in 2018 and consists of 14 modules. This curriculum can be used to provide training for adults in many different life stages and financial situations. This includes adults new to this country, adults with disabilities, adults starting or changing careers, and adults going through significant life events such as expanding their families or purchasing or renting their first homes. Our Money Smart for Older Adults (MSOA) focuses on preventing elder financial exploitation. Lastly, our Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) provides information related to starting and managing a business.

You can find all of these products on our Money Smart Website.

FDIC released How Money Smart Are You? on September 30, 2021. This suite of 14 self-paced games and related resources is the newest addition to the FDIC Money Smart product family. Our new educational tool provides practical knowledge to help consumers manage their finances with confidence. Users play games to learn more about everyday financial topics.

We recently launched the Spanish version of How Money Smart Are You?, which is available at the same website as the English version, Click on the link at the top of the page to view the entire site in Spanish. The Spanish version includes the same educational content as the English version.

As with the English version, organizations may also consider using How Money Smart Are You? in conjunction with webinars or workshops held using other Money Smart products.

How Money Smart Are You? complements our other Money Smart products and 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.

Additional Offerings

  • 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 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 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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