Capital One and the Search Institute sponsor the "Bank It(SM)" program. Bank It provides teens and parents with information and tools designed to make it easier to understand, discuss, and manage money. Through an interactive Web site and local workshops, the program empowers families to explore budgets, goals, and strategies for making financial choices.
Building Your Future
The Actuarial Foundation, a nonprofit organization that distributes materials to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics, offers its Building Your Future curriculum to help high school students understand personal finance. To receive a free set of teacher and student workbooks, send your name, the school name, and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CredAbility offers consumer credit and debt counseling and education to individuals and families. In addition to one-on-one, telephone and web-based counseling, monthly webinars on a variety of topics are offered in English and Spanish.
Don't Be a Target
The Consumer Federation of America has information on fake check scams and similar frauds to prevent victimization.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers a podcast series for high school students produced by the Economic Education department. The series gives students information on economics, personal finance, banking, and monetary policy.
Fraud Scene Investigator
The North American Securities Administrators Association has an interactive investor education Web site for classroom and home use.
Interactive Online Activities
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland presents interactive online games to teach children the history of money and financial decision making.
Seniors: Protect Yourself From Investment Fraud
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission offers this guide to help seniors avoid investment fraud.
Starting Out on Your Own: Personal Finance Tips for Young Adults
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Consumer News provides young adults, who may be starting out on their own after college and in careers, with financial management tips.
Trick$ of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation produced this documentary featuring noted fraud and persuasion experts, victims, and criminals to help investors understand investment scams. Learn what factors put investors at risk, the science of persuasion, and how to avoid investment scams.
The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission's Your Money podcast provides information to help individual investors achieve their saving and retirement goals.
HelpWithMyBank.gov: The OCC's HelpWithMyBank.gov Web site provides answers to approximately 250 commonly asked banking questions. While targeted to national bank customers, the site answers many questions common to all banking consumers and provides useful information about contacting regulators of state banks, thrifts, and other financial institutions; and includes an online complaint form for bank customers wishing to register their concerns to the OCC. Information is also available in Spanish. A link from HOPE NOW to HelpWithMyBank.gov has been established.
MyMoney.gov: MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's Web site dedicated to teaching the basics about financial education. The redesigned, interactive site offers information from 20 federal agencies and bureaus about planning for life events that have financial implications, such as buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or planning for retirement. The site also provides money management tools, including financial calculators and worksheets.