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:
- ACT Training and Certification (Adult Crime Tactics)
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) Consumer Page
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) "Money Smart"
- Federal Trade Commission "Money Matters"
- Georgia Council for Economic Education
- Independent Community Bankers of America
- Jump$tart Coalition
- Junior Achievement
- National Endowment for Financial Education
- OCC's Community Affairs Page
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.