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Money Smart Newsletter

September 2021

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Last Updated: April 20, 2022

In This Issue

September Monthly Message from the FDIC

September brings the first day of fall. It also brings observances that provide opportunities to use Money Smart materials.

For example, National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. It runs between September 15 and October 15. In addition to English materials, several products in the Money Smart product family are available in Spanish. These include the Money Smart Parent/Caregiver Guides, Money Smart Podcasts, Money Smart for Older Adults, and Money Smart for Small Business.

Also, National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about preparing for disasters and emergencies. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” A relevant module in Money Smart for Adults is Disasters: Financial Preparation and Recovery to help participants learn how to financially prepare for, and recover from, disasters.

Join us on social media using the #FDICMoneySmart to show Money Smart products in action!

Money Smart Train-the-Trainer

The next Train-the-Trainer Webinar for FDIC Money Smart products 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 products and receive a basic orientation on how to use them. Click here to get more information and to register.

Recent FDIC Consumer News Edition

The August 2021 edition of FDIC Consumer News focused on credit scores. Read the article here.

Upcoming Money Smart for Small Business-Focused Webinars

The next Train-the-Trainer on Money Smart for Small Business products and how to use them will be held on November 16, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET). Money Smart Alliance members are welcome to attend upcoming Town Hall webinars to hear updates relating to small businesses. Learn more or sign up for any of these webinars on the Money Smart Training and Events page.

Success Story: Approaches to Engage Young People

Money Smart for Alliance members have provided training for young people in several ways. We hope this story inspires you with new possibilities for your community. Read more at Success Story: Approaches to Engage Young People.

New Housing Resources

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has developed a new page to provide homeowners and renters helpful resources, including information to understand their rights and protections. Visit, the federal government’s one-stop, go-to resource for up-to-date information on relief options, protections, and key deadlines. A key feature of this page is the CFPB Rental Assistance Finder (, a new tool that allows anyone to search for emergency rental assistance programs in their area. Financial educators can use this toolkit ( to share the rental assistance resources with their networks.

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