FDIC releases 2018 Money Smart adult curriculum

The 2018 version of Money Smart for Adults, an instructor-led financial education curriculum, was released Wednesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC).

FDIC, which developed the curriculum, says instructors can use the fully scripted materials with minimal preparation “to deliver unbiased, relevant, and accurate financial education.”

The 2018 version of Money Smart for Adults fully replaces the previous version, which was released in 2010. Features of the 2018 version include:

  • 14 modules that cover basic financial topics (with graphics and exercises);
  • expanded content on topics such as mobile banking, reading a pay statement, renting an apartment, and creative ways to save money, as well as updated information on standard topics such as credit reports and scores;
  • activities that allow participants to practice what they’ve learned during training, and apply it to their own lives;
  • a “Take Action” section that encourages participants to identify at least one thing they plan to do because of what they learned during the training;
  • an updated Guide to Presenting Money Smart for Adults that guides instructors on how to use the Money Smart material effectively, along with supplemental tools and tips for supporting participants with disabilities; and
  • an updated Scenarios for Financial Inclusion supplement featuring individuals with disabilities considering various financial decisions.

To learn more about the FDIC’s Money Smart program, download materials, or order a DVD with the new curriculum, visit FDIC’s Money Smart page (www.fdic.gov/moneysmart); for an immediate download, click here.

FDIC Releases 2018 Version of Money Smart for Adults