FMB strives to educate the communities we serve by providing resources to make sound financial decisions. We believe it is important to empower all age groups with knowledge and resources to understand the value of budgeting, saving, investing and managing credit. The resources below will help you safeguard your money and make educated choices.
Financial Education Websites and Materials
The Florida Department of Financial Services offers educational resources for individuals with developmental disabilities, their family and caregivers.
– My Money Website
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) offers a vast list of educational resources that spans from financial education to an online resource for educators.
– Financial Education & Literacy
The American Bankers Association (ABA) hosts a resource page that educates children, teens and adults on important financial information.
– Financial Education
The U.S. Department of the Treasury created this list of government and non-government resources that provide summaries and links to help you further your financial education.
– Financial Education Resource
The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is a non-profit that provides workshops to youth and young adults, E-Newsletters, and Financial Workshop Kits for you to help underserved audiences in your community.
– Financial Workshop Kits
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency and houses many tips to avoid unfair business practices as well as a “Take Action” section where you can report identity theft, get a free credit report, and order more free resources.
– Consumer Information
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs administers programs and offers resources for the elderly in our communities including prevention of elder abuse.
– The Department of Elder Affairs
The Federal Reserve created a great resource if you are thinking or planning on getting a credit card. It helps you make an informed decision and then gives you tips on how to avoid debt.
– Getting the Most from Your Credit Card
This U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resource is for aspiring millennial entrepreneurs to acquire insight and aid them in their new business ventures. They have free online courses, a local resource finder and many more educational materials that can help a teenager with their start-up business.
–Starting & Managing
Financial Education for Children, Students and Teachers
The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) provides a performance-based learning program that helps students learn and apply their knowledge in different activities and exercises. There are seven core competencies that educate students on creating their own financial plan, budget, how to use various financial services and much more!
PBS Kids “It’s My Life” Spending Smarts
This educational program for children teaches them the value of money.
– It’s My Life
PBS Kids “Don’t Buy It. Get Media Smart”
Buying Smart helps children learn to “see through the sales pitch”. It teaches children how advertising was able to sell them a product they didn’t initially want so they can make smart decisions with their money in the future.
– Don’t Buy It