Chart 1
Money Smart Graduates Report Feeling More Comfortable and Confident about Their Personal Finances
Responses Percentages
  Follow-up Post-Training Pre-Training
I am in control of my money. 91% 82% 69%
I have financial goals that I am working toward. 96% 97% 89%
I understand the way I spend my money enough to make a budget. 93% 92% 78%
I am comfortable doing business with a bank or credit union. 91% 89% 84%
Source: FDIC, A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Intermediate-term Impact of the Money Smart Financial Education Curriculum Upon Consumers' Behavior and Confidence (Washington, DC, April 2007).