Consumer Education Resources

Following are financial education resources. For more information, please contact Laura Wilson at the IBA, 317-333-7146.

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 consumer education tools and resources. Additionally ICBA Bancard presents Practical Money Skills for Life.

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.

Indiana Council for Economic Education trains K-12 educators to teach students age-appropriate economic lessons through programming and activities. Banks may partner with the ICEE in support of area schools.

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

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

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

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

Money Smart Week is a week-long public awareness campaign, scheduled in Indiana each April, designed to help consumers better manage their finances, with financial games and other resources available. Banks participate by registering as partners.

MyMoney.gov is the official federal government site for financial literacy and education.
 
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.