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Money Smart Newsletter

March 2023

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Last Updated: April 17, 2023

In This Issue

March Monthly Message from the FDIC

The FDIC recognizes the importance of financial education during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 5 - 11, 2023. Effective financial education helps people gain the skills and confidence necessary to sustain a banking relationship, achieve financial goals, and improve financial well-being. A banking relationship allows consumers to build a savings and create a path to obtain credit to meet their goals, such as owning a home or starting a business. The FDIC promotes economic inclusion through:

If you would like to learn more about improving your financial education, check out the FDIC How Money Smart Are You? resource. Everyday financial topics and information are delivered through a suite of 14 games and related resources. There is even a game that focuses just on savings, based on the FDIC award-winning Money Smart program!

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

Money Smart Alliance

The FDIC recognizes organizations that contribute to the delivery of the Money Smart curriculum through the Money Smart Alliance Program. By joining the Alliance, members receive Money Smart updates and other information that can strengthen your financial education efforts. Membership also includes quarterly information-sharing calls with FDIC staff exclusively offered to Alliance members.

New Version of Money Smart for Young Adults Released

The FDIC will host a training featuring the newly updated curriculum, Money Smart for Young Adults (MSYA), on April 5, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET. The MSYA instructor-led curriculum provides participants with practical knowledge, skill-building opportunities, and resources to manage their finances with confidence. Instructors can use this curriculum to deliver unbiased, relevant and accurate financial education, whether they are new or experienced trainers. Registration information can be found here.

Latest FDIC Consumer News Edition

To promote National Disability Awareness Month, the March 2023 edition of the FDIC Consumer News is titled “Financial Empowerment and Inclusion.” This issue provides tips about products and services available at banks and other agencies to people with disabilities. Read the full article here.

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