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Money Smart News - Summer 2006

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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 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, Vietnamese and Russian.

In addition, an 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 at home, public libraries or other locations where there is access to computers or the Internet. Money Smart CBI is available in English and Spanish.

Send Us Your Success Stories
We want to hear how Money Smart is making a difference. We're interested in finding out 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 is making a special appeal for success stories, words of wisdom and other do's and don'ts about teaching Money Smart to:

  • Senior citizens;
  • Recent immigrants; or
  • People with disabilities.

Contributions on the above three topics are requested by September 1, 2006.

Also see our previously published success stories. Submit your stories today!

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Last Updated 07/18/2006

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