Money Smart: Get Involved!
Any organization interested in financial education can use Money Smart. For information and instructions on how to obtain copies of the curriculum go to www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/index.html or call 1-877-275-3342.
The Money Smart curriculum is comprised of 10 comprehensive instructor-led modules covering basic financial topics including an introduction to bank services, tips on obtaining credit and information on buying a home. It can be easily reproduced for wide dissemination and has no copyright restrictions. Money Smart is free to users. The version of Money Smart intended solely for classroom use is available on CD-ROM in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
In addition, a new interactive version of Money Smart is available for computer-based instruction (CBI) in two formats: as a CD-ROM and on the FDIC's Web site. Unlike the previous version of Money Smart, the CBI program is designed for individual use. Money Smart CBI is available in English and Spanish. The FDIC also encourages partner organizations to help make Money Smart CBI available to people without access to computers or the Internet.
Send Us Your Success Stories
We want to hear how Money Smart is making a difference. Were interested in hearing about your programs and procedures, tips and other information that Money Smart educators and partners might find useful. The best contributions may appear in a future issue of Money Smart News.
The FDIC also is asking for words of wisdom and other dos and donts regarding how to teach Money Smart students about planning, saving and borrowing for home ownership, especially a first purchase. Please submit those contributions by June 1, 2005. Submit your stories today!