Consumer Education

Following are financial education resources. For more information, please contact Laura Wilson at the IBA, 317-333-7146.

American Bankers Association offers several consumer resources, with programs including Get Smart About Credit and Teach Children to Save.

Independent Community Bankers of America presents consumer education tools and resources, and ICBA Bancard offers Practical Money Skills for Life.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants presents financial literacy opportunities for all age groups.

America Saves gives savings tips and a “Take the Pledge” signup opportunity to consumers.

Federal Reserve offers games, publications and other resources.

Federal Trade Commission presents a variety of consumer education materials.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) offers an emergency financial first aid kit.

Indiana Council for Economic Education trains K-12 educators to teach students age-appropriate economic lessons through programming and activities.

Indiana MoneyWise is a financial education program, operated by the Indiana Secretary of State, that provides interactive learning tools and resources.

Jump$tart Coalition is a clearinghouse of consumer education materials.

Junior Achievement provides a wide range of K-12 programming.

KidsEcon Posters offers financial education posters, teaching guides, DVDs, activities and games for purchase through Purdue Extension.

Money Smart Week is a week-long campaign in April to help consumers better manage their finances, with financial games and other resources available. is the official federal government site for financial literacy and education.

OCC Financial Literacy Resource Directory, of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, offers resources to bankers, organizations and consumers.

Purdue Extension provides a collection of financial literacy resources for families and individuals.

Reality Check, an interactive calculator presented by the Jump$tart Coalition, gives a general financial future snapshot.

U.S. Mint provides financial literacy resources for children and educators.