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What is Financial Literacy?
"The ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being."
                           - The President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy

Why is it important?
Strong financial literacy skills are an important tool that can help you throughout all the stages of your life. From smart money management, to establishing good credit, or planning for retirement, financial education can provide the knowledge to make good decisions and play a key role in the health and stability of your financial future.

We can work with your organizations to deliver financial education and expertise to the people you serve. Below are some of our programs and financial education partners.

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Money Smart

Taught by certified experts from Bristol County Savings Bank, in partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), we are proud to offer Money Smart, a comprehensive financial education curriculum developed by the FDIC. Designed to help individuals enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Financial education fosters financial stability for individuals, families, small businesses and entire communities. The more people know about credit and banking services, the more likely they are to increase savings, buy homes, and improve their financial health and well-being.

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  • Money Smart for Young People
    The FDIC's Money Smart for Young People series consists of four free curriculum products. Each age-appropriate curriculum includes lesson plans for educators along with guides for parents and caregivers. Learn More
  • Money Smart for Young Adults
    The FDIC’s Money Smart for Young Adults curriculum helps youth ages 12-20 learn the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. The materials are fully scripted to allow you to begin teaching without having previous teaching experience or extensive subject matter expertise. Learn More

    A self-paced Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) format is also available online for ages 13 and over in English and Spanish by clicking here.
  • Money Smart for Adults
    The Money Smart for Adults curriculum provides participants with practical knowledge, skills-building opportunities, and resources they can use to manage their finances with confidence.  Click here to view the Instructor-led curricula for adults.

    A self-paced Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) format is also available online for ages 13 and over in English and Spanish by clicking here.
  • Money Smart for Older Adults
    The Money Smart for Older Adults Program raises awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and encourages advance planning and informed financial decision-making. Money Smart for Older Adults (age 62 and older) was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. developed by the FDIC and CFPB that targets the needs of older adults (age 62 and older).  A stand-alone, instructor-led, Money Smart for Older Adults module is available in English and Spanish by clicking here.
  • Money Smart for Small Business
    The FDIC in collaboration with Small Business Administration (SBA), offers the Money Smart for Small Business instructor-led curriculum focusing on the needs of new or existing entrepreneurs.  Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) provides an introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business. Click here to view the instructor led online courses in either Spanish or English.

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Together we make a difference.

"Thanks to your support, Junior Achievement's Titan Business Challenge has grown into one of the region's top student programs, serving more than 1,200 students across the region! Over the past six years local students have had the opportunity to participate in hands-on and dynamic learning experiences, learn from some of the region's top business leaders, and compete for important scholarship dollars that can help make a higher education possible. Your support makes this program and all of JA's K-12 financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship programming possible and 100% free for students and schools. Thank you so very much for investing in our future, our young people "

Jeff Pelletier President of Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusets
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