Financial Literacy | Education Resources

Government Financial Literacy Resources is the Federal Trade Commission’s website on consumer protection basics managing money; basics of credit, loans and debt; and scams and identity theft. – A product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans. – Helps you find answers to your questions regarding national banks and federal savings associations.

Pocket Cents – A free resource from the National Credit Union Administration offering financial education resources and information on variety of personal finance topics.

Federal Reserve Education – Instructional information about the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education. is brought to you by The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, is your online resource to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud.

Non-Profit Financial Literacy Programs

Choose to Save – Through an easy-to-use tools and resources, helps you make informed financial decisions—and arms you with the information you need to protect yourself from investment fraud.

NEFE Resources
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) – NEFE® is an independent, nonprofit foundation committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals.

Smart About Money – It’s a free, unbiased resource where you can find articles, calculators and tips to help you manage your money through life’s ups and downs.
My Retirement Paycheck – Assist consumers in making decisions with regards to retirement.
Cash Course – A real life guide to taking charge of your money.
Spendster – A place where you can share the various ways you’ve wasted your money.
On Your Own – Find and share your stories of personal financial success and mistakes.

America Saves
America Saves is a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America with a goal to educate and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. The research-based campaign uses the principles of behavioral economics and social marketing to change behavior.

Choose to Save
Choose to Save is sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and the American Savings Education Council. Raising awareness about the need to plan and save for long-term personal financial security.

American Institution of CPAs

360 Degree of Financial Education – A free program from the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.
Feed the Pig – Find helpful tools, articles, tons of tips and other resources to help you on your path to financial stability.

Financial Institution’s Financial Literacy Programs

Practical Money Skills – Improve your financial future by gaining a better understanding of a broad range of personal finance topics, including creating a budget, saving for retirement, and using credit wisely.

Your Money Counts –  Get answers to help you manage your finances. Become more knowledgeable about money matters with easy-to-understand explanations – from banking, borrowing money, and building a solid financial foundation, to protecting yourself online, understanding why allocation works, and more.

Bank of America
Better Money Habits – Build your financial know-how with free tools and information to help you make more confident decisions.

USAA Educational Foundation – Personal finance education modules to increase your understanding of money, finance and investing.

Wells Fargo
Hands on Banking – Whether you want to build your credit, your investments, or your own small business; invest in the market, a home, or higher education; shop for a loan, buy a car, or open your first bank accounts, the program offers all the basic money tools, skills, and information you need.

Northwestern Mutual
The Mint – The site provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits

Other Recommened Financial Literacy Resources

Dream Big Resource Center
Dream Big – Two family friendly learning programs that teach kids 4 and up great money, goal setting, and reading habits with music videos, singing, reading games and more.