Contact: Penny King
Organiztion: Community Affairs Specialist
In July 2001, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) initiated a national financial education campaign by developing Money Smart, a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help adults outside the financial mainstream develop financial skills and positive banking relationships. The curriculum, which is built on the foundation of delivering quality education at the local level, is available free to banks and others interested in sponsoring financial education workshops. Money Smart contains everything necessary to begin teaching the program right away and includes take-home booklets and other resources for participants.