Financial Literacy

CBA Bankers: Partners in Their Communities

Community bankers are experts at money management, so it's a natural fit for them to be involved in consumer education programs. Georgia’s community bankers are also taking the lead in communities across the state with financial literacy programs aimed at small children, high school students, adults and senior citizens.

Financial Literacy Resources: 

Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across multiple states including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning.

What is a Money Smart Partner?

A Money Smart partner is an organization that has registered on the website and actively participates in Money Smart. Organizations are considered partners upon agreeing to one or more of the following:

  • Provide educational materials, instructors, or a seminar for consumers
  • Provide facilities to host events, sponsor events or promotional materials
  • Leverage resources to publicly support or endorse Money Smart Week

Partners are expected to provide leadership, communicate internally and externally, possess or acquire general financial literacy knowledge and be committed to the Money Smart Week program. Current partners include businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies, business alliances and the media.