Financial Education Resources

In honor of Michigan Credit Union Week (October 15-22, 2009), here are some financial education resources for teachers and learners.

A great tool for asset-building organizations looking to engage in financial literacy programs is the Financial Literacy Update, a bimonthly e-newsletter providing information about upcoming financial literacy events produced by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Some important upcoming Financial Literacy events include:

  • 2009 Annual Conference on Financial Education, October 21-23 (Philadelphia, PA).  This event is hosted by the Institute for Financial Literacy and provides professional development opportunities for people working in the fields of financial literacy and education.
  • Train the Trainer Financial Education Workshop, November 4 (Lubbock, TX).  Experience hands-on training on three financial education curricula provided by the Texas Department of Banking: the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ “Building Wealth,” the FDIC’s “Money Smart Program,” and JA Worldwide’s “Junior Achievement.”
  • Financial Literacy Conference, November 6-8 (Washington, D.C.).  The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy presents its first nation-wide conference devoted entirely to personal finance in grades K-12.

Also check out these two financial literacy resources for consumers:

  • – OCC Website providing answers to more than 300 commonly asked banking questions.
  • – U.S. government’s Website providing information for Americans on the basics of financial education.

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