Financial Literacy Basics – Money Smart

Session 1 – Bank On It!

Haven’t you ever wanted a one-stop-shop location where you could find anything financial literacy-related basics for you and for your loved ones?  Well, look no further. While looking for ways to help my loved ones, I came across a great resource called Money Smart.  Money Smart is an FDIC resource created to teach financial literacy across the United States. It is a FREE resource and that means that I love it already. Don’t you?

Session 1 – Banking On It

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This financial literacy curriculum will begin with Bank On It providing an overview of banking services. It is designed to help you build a positive relationship with financial institutions.  You will learn about the services and functions of a bank and will also help you to choose the right bank for you when the time comes.  You will also learn the step needed to open a bank account, and the right person to talk to when you need different services.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the major types of insured financial institutions.
  • Identify five reasons to use a bank.
  • Describe the steps involved in opening and maintaining a bank account.
  • Describe two types of deposit accounts.
  • Identify additional bank services that come with deposit accounts.
  • Describe the main functions of the bank customer service representative, teller, loan officer, and branch manager.


Participant Guide 

Money Smart for Young Adults Participant Guide

  • Information and activities to help you learn the material.
  • Tools and instructions to complete the activities.
  • Checklists and tip sheets.
  • A glossary of the terms used in this module.


For auditory learners, this podcast is a great companion to the participant guide.

Stay Tuned!

Upcoming blog posts will continue Money Smart for Young Adults series with the modules listed on the graphic.

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Money Smart for Young Adults Overview