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June 2022

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Last Updated: June 7, 2022

In This Issue

June Monthly Message from the FDIC

In June, we recognize National Homeownership Month as a time to celebrate the benefits that homeownership brings to families across America. National Homeownership Week was created under President Bill Clinton’s administration in 1995 and sought to increase homeownership across the country. President George W. Bush later expanded National Homeownership Week to an entire month.

Money Smart provides many resources that can help make homeownership a reality. If you are looking for some tools to help you increase your knowledge you can check out our newest resource, How Money Smart Are You? We have a game that can help you get ready to own a home, finance the purchase, and move forward with buying a home.

If you are looking to host a workshop or class to help others prepare for homeownership, our Money Smart for Adults curriculum is the perfect place to start. Our module 13, Buying a Home, explains the buying process and mortgage loans. In addition, in our Guide to Presenting, you can find a roadmap that suggests additional modules and sections to include in your homeownership training.

We are eager to hear about your promising approaches and successful strategies involving Money Smart. Please share your story or tips about Money Smart at Join us on social media using the #FDICMoneySmart and show us the Money Smart products in action!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is recognized on June 15th as a day to promote preventing abuse and neglect of elders. One of the most prevalent types of elder abuse is financial exploitation. Our Money Smart for Older Adults curriculum raises awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and encourages informed financial decision-making. It was created in collaboration with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Upcoming Train-the-Trainer

Our next Train-the-Trainer webinar is scheduled for June 15, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Day. We will discuss our Money Smart for Older Adults curriculum and best practices when conducting training. You can register for this event and future events here.

Don’t Forget: How Money Smart Are You? Is Available Now

The program is experiencing tremendous growth among schools, universities and community groups as they start to share the resource. How Money Smart Are You? has 14 animated games about everyday financial topics. It’s available in both English and Spanish. Create a player account or an organization account today! Additionally, The FDIC will host a webinar showcasing How Money Smart Are You? on June 22 at 2:30 EST. We will do a live demo and share some tips and tricks on how to leverage this new product into your economic inclusion and financial education efforts. Click here for more information and registration.

Latest FDIC Consumer News Edition

The June 2022 edition of the FDIC Consumer News focuses on home ownership and will be released in two parts. Part 1 “Thinking About Buying Your First House?” and Part 2 “When Applying for Your First Mortgage, Loan Information is Key.” Read them here.

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