Web-based Resources

Virtual lessons: (Financial Beginnings Oregon) available for anyone to access and use. On each of the modules, there is also a link to download the workbooks and supplemental materials for each lesson.

Consumer.gov Videos (FTC): Videos to assist in the teaching of Financial Education. Topics include Making a Budget, Opening a Bank Account, Cashing a Paycheck, Prepaid Cards, Renting an Apartment, Avoiding Student Loan Debt, Credit Scores, Minimum Payments on Credit Cards, Payday Lending, Car Title Loans, Why Care About Identity Theft, Recovering from Identity Theft, Scams Against Immigrants, Money Wiring Scams.

Finance Video Library (NGPF.org): Short videos a lot of different topics to assist in the teaching of Financial Education. Search by topic. Topics include Compound Interest, Credit Card Debt, Overdraft Fees, Using Apple Pay, Health Insurance, and lots more.

Young Adults – FDIC’s Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction (Online Modules) (FDIC) Free Computer-Based Financial Education modules provides financial education for Young Adults. Also offered in Spanish. (Banking, borrowing, budgeting, saving, credit, loan products, home ownership, renting, education, goals, plan)

Click here to see Outline for Money Smart for Young Adults Online

1. Bank On It Introduces students to the services banks offer and how to open an account.

2. Check It Out Gives students the skills needed to correctly use a checking account.

3. Setting Financial Goals Shows students how to prepare and follow a personal spending plan.

4. Pay Yourself First Helps students understand the importance of saving money. Describes savings and investment options.

5. Borrowing Basics Helps students decide when and how to use credit, how to use credit appropriately, and what forms of credit best suit their needs.

6. Charge It Right Teaches students how to shop for and use a credit card responsibly.

7. Paying for College and Cars Describes the characteristics of consumer installment loans, including car loans and student loans, and how students can determine which loans are best for their needs.

8. A Roof Over Your Head Helps students make informed choices about renting their first apartment and determine their readiness to have a space of their own.

 

Adults – FDIC’s Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction (Online Modules) (FDIC) Free Computer-Based Financial Education modules provides financial education. Also offered in Spanish. (Banking, borrowing, budgeting, saving, credit, loan products, car loan, home ownership, goals, plan)

Click here to see Outline for Money Smart for Adults Online

1 Bank On It Introduces the services banks offer and how to open an account.

2 Borrowing Basics Helps decide when and how to use credit, how to use credit appropriately, and what forms of credit best suit their needs.

3. Check It Out Gives the skills needed to correctly use a checking account.

4. Setting Financial Goals Shows how to prepare and follow a personal spending plan.

5. Pay Yourself First Helps understand the importance of saving money. Describes savings and investment options.

6. Keep it Safe helps understand insurance, guarding against identity theft, and planning ahead.

7. To Your Credit explains why credit is important, the purpose of a credit report, how to order a copy of your credit report, understand the difference and implications between good and bad credit.

8. Charge It Right Teaches how to shop for and use a credit card responsibly.

9. Loan to Own Describes the characteristics of consumer installment loans, including car loans rent-to-own, and predatory loans to determine which loans are best for their needs.

10. Your Own Home Helps people make informed choices about renting vs owning a home and helps determine their readiness and basic steps to buy a home.

11. Financial Recovery Offer strategies for those recovering from a financial setback, revisiting goals, budget, income and expenses.

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