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Savings-Related Resources

Savings enable consumers to withstand unexpected expenses or income disruptions, in addition to also funding large expenditures, such as the purchase of a home or college education. Research indicates that people who save have better relationships with family and neighbors and increased community involvement.

Here are several other savings-related resources for financial institutions, community-based organizations, and others.

FDIC Educational Resources

The award-winning FDIC Money Smart financial education program includes the Pay Yourself First module that specifically addresses saving. Pay Yourself First provides information on the importance of saving, tips on saving money, and options available to reach savings goals. Money Smart is available in an instructor-led version to teach all ages, in a podcast (audio) format, and in a self-paced online version. The Money Smart program also includes guides with exercises, activities, and conversation-starters to help young people learn more about money.

FDIC Consumer News is a quarterly publication that provides practical financial tips and information. Practically every issue includes information on how people can save more money and make sure all their deposits are fully protected. View a collection of articles relating to savings, including articles with tips on how and where to save. Parents and caregivers may also be interested in articles from the Spring 2015 edition that provides tips to help teach young people about money.

Selected External Resources
FDIC Research
Other Resources
Speeches by Senior FDIC Executives
FDIC Technical Assistance
FDIC leads or otherwise participates in numerous local saving and asset-building initiatives, including through the Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI). For further details, please contact your local Community Affairs Office.

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