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Fall 2012

How to Learn More

For Young Adults

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has brochures, articles in FDIC Consumer News and other information about managing money. Start at or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC, which is 1-877-275-3342. The FDIC also has a self-paced financial education program for young adults at

Other federal, state and local government agencies also publish information and have staff and other resources that can help answer questions on money matters. Start at, the federal government's one-stop resource for personal financial information. 

Social media also can be a source of helpful information. Government agencies including the FDIC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as consumer groups and financial institutions, use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to provide news and tips.

For Teens

Read “Start Smart: Money Management for Teens,” a special edition of FDIC Consumer News (Summer 2006). Find it online at

Visit, the U.S. government Web site about personal finances, which includes resources from many federal entities, including the FDIC, organized by major life events. The site includes a special section with resources and information for young people.

For Parents and Caregivers

For more information about saving and borrowing money, you can search by topic at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Web site at For financial tips for consumers from federal entities, visit Also, financial institutions, consumer organizations and the news media publish personal finance tips you can find by searching the Internet.

For guidance on how to teach young people about personal finances, the FDIC’s “Money Smart” financial education curriculum has resources that parents and guardians can use. To order a free copy, start at Also visit the Web site of the Jump$tart Coalition® for Personal Financial Literacy (, which consists of more than 150 national partners that include the FDIC.


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Last Updated 12/12/2012

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