GBA Financial Literacy Resources for Consumers and Bankers

GBA's Financial Literacy Program sponsored by the GBA Marketing Committee is an effort by bankers to encourage financial education in the most practical sense. The objective is to educate Georgians (children, teenagers and adults) on banking services and personal finance. GBA partners with the American Bankers Association Community Engagement Foundation to provide financial education materials for bankers and consumers, and to promote banker participation in community financial literacy programs.

The program is an expression of the philosophy that no one benefits from financial ignorance on the part of the individual or the public, least of all the commercial bank. It is just good business - in the long run - for consumers to understand how to balance a checkbook, use credit wisely and budget their money. It's also important for consumers and future consumers to understand banks as a business and the services they offer.

Financial Literacy Programs Supported by GBA

Financial abuse against older Americans can take many forms, from illegal debits, to third-party scams and even unauthorized withdrawals by an approved caregiver. Join us in our pledge to empower customers and communities with the facts, tools and best practices they need to bank more securely. Together, we can help eliminate the almost $2.9 billion lost annually to fraud against older Americans. Click the links below to learn more and register your bank to participate.

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Teach Children to Save is a national program that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a lifelong savings habit.

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Get Smart About Credit is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who work with young people to raise awareness about the importance of using credit wisely.

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Lights Camera Save! is a video contest that engages teens in educating themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely.

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#BanksNeverAskThat is a free, bold plug-and-play anti-phishing campaign designed to turn your customers into expert scam spotters.

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More Banker and Consumer Resources

Money Smart - A Financial Education Program - Consumers, bankers and community service providers can use free FDIC-provided Money Smart tools to teach or learn about basic financial topics. Money Smart is also available for different age groups and in nine languages. Another Money Smart program helps new and aspiring entrepreneurs understand business financial basics.

Teacher Online Resource Center - This site offers teachers resources from the FDIC and CFPB to help teach children from pre-K though age 20 about money or other financial topics.

Parents and Caregiver Resource Webpage - Parents and caregivers can use this site from the FDIC and CFPB to find a variety of age-appropriate information and tools to help build their children’s financial future. - is the federal government’s web site for information on handling personal finances with helpful resources from more than 20 federal agencies.

FDIC Learning Bank - This site provides information for young people about using money wisely, how banks work, and the differences between types of bank accounts. It also includes a quiz on spotting scams.