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FDIC Highlights Free Financial Education Tools During National Financial Capability Month

April 3, 2017
Media contact:
Greg Hernandez
(202) 898-6993

In recognition of National Financial Capability Month, the FDIC is highlighting the financial education tools it has developed to help people of all ages build their financial knowledge and skills to achieve brighter financial futures. These tools include lesson plans for educators to teach children in all grade levels about banking and financial issues, material to help adults learn more about how bank accounts work, recently updated materials to help older Americans avoid financial exploitation, and educational resources for small business owners.

"The FDIC has developed resources to support the economic inclusion of people of all ages and, during National Financial Capability Month, we invite everyone to explore our extensive library of free financial education material," FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg said. "The more people know about credit and banking services, the more likely they are to increase savings, and improve their financial health and well-being."

These free resources include:

All of the FDIC's free financial education resources are available by starting at


Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's banks and savings associations, 5,913 as of December 31, 2016. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars—insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at, by subscription electronically (go to and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-27-2017