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Money Smart Newsletter

November 2021

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Last Updated: April 20, 2022

In This Issue

November Monthly Message from the FDIC

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are thankful for you-and all of your contributions. Whether you have conducted a webinar, workshop, referred someone to our website, or supported others in delivering Money Smart, you have shared in the Money Smart goal to help people build skills and confidence through knowledge and practice. So, thank you.

With that note, we are pleased with the reception of How Money Smart Are You? in its first month since the release. We received feedback from our Money Smart Alliance members and others that includes comments such as:

  • “Honestly, the games are wonderful … I think a lot of people could really benefit from it.”
  • “I think it’s fantastic.”
  • “Wow, wonderful.”

Many thanks to the people who have shared the site with their networks. If you have not already done so, consider sharing the FDIC’s newest product within your community. We encourage you to include it in conjunction with your webinars and workshops.

Join us on social media using the #MoneySmart and show us any of the Money Smart products in action!

Success Story: Workforce Programs Using Money Smart

In this edition, we share two examples of how Money Smart supports workforce programs for adults. Read more at Success Story: Workforce Programs Using Money Smart. In a future edition, we will look at how workforce programs use Money Smart to engage young people.

How Money Smart Are You? Is Now Available

Visit How Money Smart Are You? to use our newest addition to FDIC’s Money Smart product family. It helps people learn to better control their finances and better protect and manage their money. Each of the 14 games contain mini games where users can win virtual coins for correct answers and potentially earn certificates of completion. Mini-games include banking crosswords, minimize the debt monster, balance assets and liabilities, escape the room, discover the combination lock, choose sense or nonsense, and more. Resources are also available, including a financial glossary and frequently asked questions. Users can create an account to save their progress. How Money Smart Are You?, as a direct-to-consumer tool, can supplement instructor-led workshops and webinars.

Upcoming Money Smart for Small Business-Focused Webinars

With Small Business Saturday fast approaching, the next Train-the-Trainer for Money Smart for Small Business will be held on November 16, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET). Any prospective trainer can attend. Participants will learn how to customize the Money Smart for Small Business modules to meet the diverse needs of small business owners, engage subject matter experts to co-train, make the content of each module engaging, and incorporate the curriculum into business training or coaching programs.

In addition, Money Smart Alliance members are welcome to attend the next Town Hall webinar relating to small businesses on November 30, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET). Guest speakers will share items of interest for users of the Money Smart for Small Business curriculum. Learn more or sign up for any of these webinars on the Money Smart Training and Events page.

Becoming an Alliance member is easy and helps you gain access to dedicated training like this small business webinar. Learn more about joining the Money Smart Alliance. Join today to register for these events.

Money Smart Train-the-Trainer

The next Train-the-Trainer webinar for all interested in using Money Smart will be held on December 2, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET). Prospective trainers will learn about the Money Smart financial education product family, including How Money Smart Are You?  they will also learn how to use it to help people in their community enhance their money skills and create positive banking relationships. Click here to get more information and to register.

Latest FDIC Consumer News Edition

The October 2021 edition of FDIC Consumer News focused on cybersecurity. Read the article here.

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