Financial Literacy

FDIC Click on the "Money Smart CBI Online" link (in the middle of the page), available in English or Spanish. You will need to register for a free username and password. You then have access to the Money Smart programs for Adults or Young Adults. Each session takes about 20 minutes and is completely self-paced.

Programs for Adults:

  • Bank On it – An introduction to bank services
  • Borrowing Basics – An introduction to credit
  • Check It Out – (2 parts) How to choose and keep a checking account
  • Money Matters – How to keep track of your money
  • Pay Yourself First – The importance of savings and financial goals
  • Keep It Safe – Your rights as a consumer
  • To Your Credit –  How your credit history will affect your credit future
  • Charge It Right – How to make a credit card work for you
  • Loan to Own – (2 Parts) Know what you’re borrowing before you buy
  • Financial Recovery – (2 parts) How to recover from a financial setback
  • Your Own Home – (2 parts) What homeownership is all about

Additional programs for Young Adults:

  • Setting Financial Goals – How to keep track of your money
  • Paying For College and Cars – (2 parts) General information on installment loans
  • A Roof Over Your Head – (2 parts) What home ownership and renting are all about

General Financial Literacy
360 Degrees This site focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor - from children learning about the value of money to adults reaching a secure retirement
360 Degrees This is the only source to get free credit reports authorized by federal law.  The law requires each of the three largest consumer reporting agencies to provide a free copy of your credit report every 12 months
360 Degrees Submit a complaint about consumer financial products and services, Ask CFPB provides answers to common money questions, Paying for College includes tools and information to help make better informed decisions, available in Español.
360 Degrees Find helpful tools, articles, tons of tips and other resources to help you on your path to financial stability. We’ll help you think through your spending and saving habits, and identify ways you can start saving and commit to making changes that will reduce your debt and grow your savings.
360 Degrees Videos on a large variety of financial topics separated into themes: Your Benefits, Roger That, The Bottom Line, How To-, Homefront, At Ease, etc
360 Degrees From the Federal Trade Commission, an easy-to-read and understand resources for basic money management, credit, scams, and ID theft.  Also available in Español
360 Degrees Videos on a variety of financial education topics, from basic money management to credit and debt management, long-term savings and more

Lots of good basic information on buying your first home, calculators for cost of living, mortgages and more, home loans, student loans and credit cards.

360 Degrees Publications, information and tools from more than 20 federal agencies that make up the Financial Literacy Education, Commission.
Financial Aid for College
360 Degrees Get information about preparing for college, types of federal aid, how to apply for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and loan repayment options.
Loans, scholarships, work-study program information and more, as well as general advice for accruing debt while in college.
360 Degrees Help for homeowners to avoid foreclosure
Identity Theft
ID Theft

A new site provided by the Federal Trade Commission with important information about what to do when you suspect you’ve been the victim of Identity Theft/Fraud.  The site provides printable checklists for What To Do Right Away and What To Do Next.  The site is also available in Spanish.



360 Degrees A site from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to help investors at all levels understand how to invest wisely and avoid fraud.
360 Degrees

Search for an investment professional to confirm they are properly registered and check their disciplinary history; decode the letters that sometimes follow a financial professional’s name; learn how to invest, build your financial knowledge and protect your investments from fraud.

360 Degrees This website offers tools and advice to help people set and reach goals
360 Degrees A short video and blog about saving money and setting financial goals
360 Degrees An easy-to-use, interactive retirement calculator
360 Degrees The Retirement Estimator, from the Social Security Administration, gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record.
360 Degrees Getting an early start on saving for retirement; this video is aimed at younger workers and provides information that is critical to their long-term financial health.