At Resource bank, we value the communities that we serve and we want to ensure that everyone has access to the financial knowledge that they need to make wise financial decisions. This starts in the classroom and should continue throughout life. We have gathered the below resources for all ages to assist in starting and continuing financial education. Below are resources that children, parents, teachers, teens, high school students, and adults will find useful. Please enjoy and contact us to schedule a visit to your classroom or business.
Money Smart is a program powered by the FDIC. This program is excellent if you’re looking for ways to improve your financial health and learn about banking, credit, and personal finance; this computer-based learning program will be a great fit! With modules for young adults, adults, and older adults, everyone can learn on their own time.
After completion of the courses, you even get a certificate acknowledging your accomplishments. Click here to get started.
Looking for K-12 options? Visit Money Smart for Young People.
FDIC Consumer News is the FDIC’s monthly newsletter to consumers, providing practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services, including helpful hints, quick tips, and common-sense strategies to protect and stretch your hard-earned dollars. Click here to read the monthly articles.
365 to Rich Bank Day is a program for high school seniors to spend a day shadowing a banker and learn about bank operations. Typically held in October, the purpose is to introduce banking as a career option and provide financial literacy resources.
Resource Bank participates every fall semester. Please contact email@example.com for more information about registering for the program.
Teachers, are you looking for lesson plans to incorporate personal finance into your classroom? NextGen is a nonprofit that focuses on bringing knowledge about finance into all classrooms. They offer a variety of finance topics for free in easy to use lesson plans. Click here to learn more.
Simply Banking was designed to be used in the classroom, for homeschooling, or independent learning. Seven sections in this teaching guide present simple facts bankers believe new customers need to understand and activities to help learners process the information presented and put it into practice. Each section also includes assistance for teachers, including learning objectives, content standards, and benchmarks, and evaluation activities. You may duplicate learning activities and worksheets for classroom use. View the guide from the Louisiana Banker’s Association here.
Teach Children to Save (TCTS) is the American Bankers Association Foundation’s free resource designed to assist in the financial education of students K-8. ABA has provided a variety of lesson plans for multiple age groups and teaching styles. Resources include interactive power points and activities to enhance and instill learning.
We are happy to send a Resource Bank representative to your classroom to give any of ABA’s financial lesson plans, or you can use them as a guide for your lessons. We even offer virtual learning options. Contact us to schedule a class.
This game is perfect for teaching and reinforcing financial knowledge. Choose from a variety of topics to teach or learn and then play a game of football. The more questions you answer correctly, the more you score on the football field. Choose your favorite lesson and NFL team, and you’re ready to go! Get ready to play here. The game works best in the app.
Do you have questions about things like mortgages, credit cards, fighting fraud or saving for college? Below are some online sites to help make knowledgeable financial decisions.
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