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Money Smart for Adults

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The newly updated Money Smart for Adults instructor-led curriculum provides participants with practical knowledge, skills-building opportunities, and resources they can use to manage their finances with confidence. Instructors can use it to deliver unbiased, relevant, and accurate financial education whether they are new to training or experienced trainers.

The curriculum consists of fourteen modules that cover basic financial topics. Each module guides you on what to say and do. The materials are available for immediate download (

The 14 Money Smart for Adults Training Modules

What’s inside Money Smart for Adults?

You will find that Money Smart for Adults has:

Tools to help you plan your training. Start by reviewing the Guide to Presenting Money Smart for Adults. It includes practical tips for planning, marketing, and delivering training. It also includes information to make training accessible and welcoming for everyone, including people with disabilities.

Each of the 14 Money Smart for Adults modules includes:

  • Instructor Guides that include what you need to prepare and deliver Money Smart training, including easy to follow cues, script, and interactive exercises.
  • PowerPoint Slides that can help you present training content in an engaging manner.
  • Participant Guides with tools and information that participants can use during your training and afterwards.

The curriculum also includes An Instructor Supplement: Scenarios for Financial Inclusion Supplement for Instructors/ Trainers, which provides four scenarios featuring individuals with disabilities thinking about financial decisions.

Money Smart for Adults (prior version)

The prior (2010) version of the Money Smart for Adults instructor-led curriculum consists of eleven training modules that cover basic financial topics. This version is no longer being updated. The materials are available for immediate download (

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is prohibited from endorsing any specific organizations. Money Smart users must ensure that their publicity, advertisements, and public statements do not use the FDIC name or logo to imply that FDIC endorses their organization or its products or services.

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