CFPB: The 2018 Financial Literacy Annual Report Sums Up a Year of Achievements in Financial Education

Financial education is a critical part of the Bureau’s mission to empower people to take more control over their economic lives. The 2018 Financial Literacy Annual Report details how the Bureau works toward this goal by: Providing financial education directly to the public, and by expanding local delivery of financial information […]

FDIC: 2018 Version of Money Smart for Adults Released

The FDIC today released the 2018 version of its popular instructor-led Money Smart for Adults financial education curriculum. Instructors can use the fully scripted materials with minimal preparation to deliver unbiased, relevant, and accurate financial education. “The FDIC’s Money Smart for Adults helps people gain the knowledge, confidence, and skills […]

CFPB: New Financial Education Resources to Help Teachers Bring Youth Financial Capability into the Classroom

As children grow, their potential to manage money and understand financial concepts grows as well. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors kids learn when they’re young lay the groundwork for their financial well-being as adults. Schools and teachers play a critical role in financial education. But, we know there are challenges […]

CFPB: Build a Brighter Future by Saving at Tax Time

Saving money is not always easy, but having some savings provides people with the security needed to withstand economic shocks and plan for their future. Many people save automatically through a workplace retirement plan or by directly depositing money out of each paycheck into a savings account. But according to the […]

ABA: Bankers Celebrate Get Smart About Credit Day, Promote Financial Literacy

Bankers visit classrooms across the country on Oct. 18 to teach credit education Bankers across the country are celebrating the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Get Smart About Credit Day today by visiting high school classrooms to teach teens how to use credit effectively. Get Smart About Credit Day, celebrated annually […]

HUD: $47 Million in Housing Counseling Grants Awarded

Funding intended to help families find and keep their homes The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $47 million in housing counseling grants to help approximately 1 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes. See list of all counseling […]

ABA: Foundation Honors Six Banks with Community Commitment Awards

Categories range from affordable housing to economic inclusion The American Bankers Association Foundation today announced it will honor six banks with a Community Commitment Award, which is provided to institutions that have demonstrated leadership in the area of corporate social responsibility. The ABA Foundation will recognize these banks’ efforts in […]

CFPB: Opportunity for Organizations that Serve Economically Vulnerable Populations to Receive Support

For the past four years, the Bureau’s Office of Community Affairs (formerly the Office of Financial Empowerment) has supported organizations committed to helping people manage their money and work toward their goals using a suite of financial empowerment tools called Your Money, Your Goals. If your organization serves economically vulnerable […]