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Consumer Education Resources

Following are financial education resources available to banks and consumers. For questions or more information, please contact Josh Myers at the Indiana Bankers Association, 317-917-8047.

AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION offers several consumer resources, geared toward various age groups. Programs include Get Smart About Credit and Teach Children to Save.

INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS OF AMERICA presents Practical Money Skills for Life, a partnership of Visa with consumer advocates, educators and financial institutions.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants presents financial literacy opportunities for all age groups.

America Saves gives savings tips and a “Take the Pledge” signup opportunity to consumers.

Federal Reserve Education.org offers games, publications and other resources.

Federal Trade Commission presents a variety of consumer education materials.

Gen i Revolution is an online game, developed by the Indiana Council on Economic Education, for middle school and high school students.

Indiana MoneyWise is a financial education program, operated by the Indiana Secretary of State, that provides interactive learning tools and resources.

Jump$tart Coalition has a clearinghouse of consumer education materials.

Junior Achievement offers a wide range of K-12 programming.

KidsEcon Posters offers financial education posters, teaching guides, DVDs, activities and games for purchase through Purdue Extension.

Kids.gov is a government website that includes interactive games and resources. 

Money 101 is a personal financial resource created by InCharge Debt Solution, addressing topics including budgeting, debt relief, credit reports and scores and more. 

Money Management International is a nonprofit, credit counseling organization that offers financial education programs and tools.

Money Smart is a program of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Money Smart Week takes place in Indiana each October, with financial games and other resources available.

MoneySkill is an online reality-based personal finance course for young adults developed by the American Financial Services Association Education Foundation.

MyMoney.gov is the official federal government site for financial literacy and education.
 
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse offers guidance about preventing financial abuse of elders.
 
National Cyber Security Alliance promotes “Stay Safe Online” practices. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is observed each October.
 
National Foundation for Credit Counseling offers financial education on topics including money management and credit.

OCC Financial Literacy Resource Directory, of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, offers resources to bankers, organizations and consumers of all ages.

Purdue Extension provides a collection of financial literacy resources for families and individuals.

Reality Check, an interactive calculator presented by the Jump$tart Coalition, gives a general financial future snapshot.


In addition

Bank On Indiana is a statewide initiative to provide unbanked Hoosiers an opportunity to open and maintain safe, affordable checking accounts.

Ready Indiana is a workforce education initiative of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to promote a skilled workforce.