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This article explains the obstacles that Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) households face in asset building, examines the incentives banks have for encouraging these households to save, and describes some strategies banks have used to build profitable relationships that also benefit LMI consumers. More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 4/2/2008
This article discusses financial literacy, focusing on the development and delivery of financial education programs from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The FDIC's Money Smart curriculum is presented as a case study, and the results of a new survey of Money Smart instructors are More information...
Audience: Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This article summarizes the key findings and recommendations drawn from the first FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. It is intended to inform bankers, policymakers, and researchers of the results of the survey and to outline steps to improve access to the financial More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 7/14/2009
About 10 million American households do not use any aspect of the banking system. A large body of research provides evidence that limited involvement in the mainstream financial sector is most common among low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. Although their income may be relatively low, More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: IDA
Date: 9/13/2010
This short article briefly summarizes and provides a link to the final report on the FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. The survey was conducted in 2008 and the report was released in 2009. The FDIC retained Dove Consulting to help administer the survey of banks More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 2/1/2009
This article provides an overview of bank-based financial education. The role of banks more generally is reviewed, and examples of Marshall and Isley (M&I) Bank's Consumer Education (CE) program are discussed. Evaluation methods used by M&I are described. Key factors for success include clearly More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 9/1/2008
Learn how deposit insurance works and whether the FDIC insures your deposits. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website presents facts about investments that are not deposits and are not insured by the FDIC. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Information and tips to help you if you are thinking about or already using online banking systems. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This special edition of FDIC Consumer News is devoted to tips on money management for teens, including saving, spending, borrowing, protecting yourself from fraud and scams, and the benefits of keeping your money in a financial institution. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012