Financial Literacy

Financial Education

Are you unbanked or under-banked? Do you rely on alternative financial services—such as payday loans, check cashing services, money orders and pawn shop loans—to take care of your finances?  These services charge high fees that can be avoided. Join a Savings & Credit Building Learning Circle at a Library near you, and learn about the financial benefits and security you can receive by beginning or building a relationship with your bank.  NEW IMMIGRANTS WELCOME   

 

 

Learning Circles are being offered at a library near you

Schedule, locations and enrollment form click here

A Learning Circle is highly interactive; the goal is to build and share knowledge through open dialogue and reflection around financial challenges with a focus on a shared outcome.

 Participants meet weekly in small groups for 1.5 hours for six consecutive weeks, and also have the opportunity to meet individually, at no cost, with a Financial Coach.

Topics covered include benefits of banking, online banking, identifying fraud, and credit building. Each participant that is able to build and maintain a savings account of $250 over the course of 3- 5 months receives a $250 bonus match from Liberty Bank. 

 

How Money Smart
Are You?

Fun games that cover a range of important financial topics.

Learning Center

Build your knowledge and skills so you can make the financial decisions that are best for you.

What to Know and Do

An online website with information about managing money, scam protections, and credit maintenance tips.

Free Credit Report

An educational video on how
to get a free credit report.

Credit Card Spending

Use this free worksheet to manage credit card spending and get a good credit score. You can also print it.

Start Building Credit

A series of videos on how to handle debt.

Paying off Debt

A series of videos on how to handle debt.

Money Smart for Teachers

Repository of instructor guides for teaching FinLit.

FinLit for High School

Free online course for high school students.

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