Financial Literacy Month Resources

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Throughout the month of April, organizations across the country conduct a variety of events and carry out initiatives designed to improve financial literacy, especially among our nation’s youth, and to promote financial well-being for all consumers.

We are proud that the banking industry is leading the charge in financial literacy across Virginia! In the 2022 Council for Economic Education Survey of the States, Virginia was recognized as one of 25 states that require students to take a course in economics to graduate and one of 23 states that require students to take a course in personal finance to graduate. You can read the full report here.

Below are a variety of resources that you can explore and share with your customers and communities. We will continue to update this page throughout the month of April so if you find a great resource, please email Monica McDearmon to share it with the group!

Teach Children to Save and Other American Bankers Association Resources

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Teach Children to Save (TCTS) Information:

TCTS Day will be celebrated on April 28th! The American Bankers Association established TCTS to spotlight the importance of teaching our nation’s youth about saving money. This event occurs every April when bankers make presentations to students in grades K-12 about budgeting, saving, recognizing needs and wants, and how interest makes money grow. Virginia banks have been participating in Teach Children to Save Day since it began. Registration for the program is FREE to all bankers.

TCTS Reminders:

  • Register participation in the ABA Foundation’s financial education programs to access FREE resources.
  • The Foundation’s financial programs can be done at any time during the calendar year – it doesn’t have to be April.
  • Don’t worry about registration numbers – take your best guess!

Resources Available Now:

Learn More About VBA Financial Education Endorsed Provider Banzai!

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The VBA has partnered with Banzai, a carefully designed web-based financial literacy program for all ages and groups, including K—12 schools, community programs, employee onboarding, and even families. A partnership with Banzai provides an opportunity for Virginia banks to enhance your existing financial education initiatives and deliver the latest technology to local schools through a private-labeled program that teaches, assesses and certifies students in a variety of personal finance topics.

You can view a sampling of the Banzai Direct platform here where you can browse their course offerings, calculators, and available coaches.

Browse their interactive library here, which includes articles on insurance, retirement, taxes and more!

Financial Literacy Themed Book Suggestions

Financial Literacy Book Suggestions

Online Resources

Press & Social Media Resources

Customizable Press Release - April is Financial Literacy Month

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