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Financial Literacy and Empowerment Model Resource List

Community-Wealth — provides comprehensive information on state-of-the-art strategies for community-based economic development. Visit: community-wealth.org/


Equifax — offers online Equifax credit score plus identity protection tools with daily monitoring and alerts. Visit: Equifax.com/


Federal Reserve Education — offers consumer group educational resources to promote personal financial responsibility, exposes young people to exciting careers in economics and finance, and educates on the role of the Federal Reserve System in the global economy; Building Wealth Workbooks. Visit: Federalreserveeducation.org/


National Financial Educators Council — provides online and site-based Certified Financial Education Instructor program to help individuals acquire the expertise, credibility, self-assurance, and certification needed to teach money management lessons effectively; also provides resources, research, and program management tools. Visit: financialeducatorscouncil.org/


Prosperity NOW Scorecard — provides info to residents of your state on how they fare financially and how your lawmakers can help; customizing data reports, comprehensive resources and view,  highlights, offers analysis of financial security and stability. Visit: scorecard.prosperitynow.org/


Center for Responsible Lending — CRL conducts in-depth research on the extent and impact of predatory lending to provide useful information to consumers, community advocates and policymakers alike. Visit: responsiblelending.org/


Securities Exchange Commission —  online SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions consumers may face as investors; (exp. Ask Questions on Investments brochure). Visit: Sec.gov/


BankON Atlanta — online collaboration of resources providing consumers practical financial skills that will enable them and small businesses to manage their finances and plan for the future for economic success; list of resources, workshops and provider agencies. Contact: Terica Black Bashir, project manager, Mayor’s Office of Innovation & Perform, 404-865-8950 (office); 404-803-9322 (cell), or tjblack@atlantaga.gov.


Federal Depositors Insurance — online, print and audio curriculum and resources; Money Smart comprehensive financial education curriculum to help low- and moderate-income individuals and businesses outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Contact Elaine Hunter, Community Affairs Specialist, ehunter@fdic.gov, or visit: fdic.gov/


Cities for Financial Empowerment — online Standards for workshops and facilitators. Visit: cfefund.org/


National Financial Educators Council — online complimentary downloads of educational curriculum and materials. Visit: financialeducatorscouncil.org/


Georgia Watch — online Consumer Guide for Medical Bills and Debt; state’s leading nonprofit consumer advocacy organization ensuring residents are informed and protected on matters that impact their quality of life through education and advocacy on opportunity gaps, health disparities and protection of consumers’ hard-earned income. Visit: georgiawatch.org/


National Association for Consumer Advocates — online self-paced Debt Defense course helps participants find attorneys and obtain optimal results for all debt collection. Visit consumeradvocates.org/


American Student Assistance — online program of American Student Assistance SALT program helps students plan, pay, repay college debt; certifications for financial counselors available; refer to SAS for more details; student scholarships info available through Cappex.comBig Future and Scholarships.com


Bankrate — online consumer information and tools on mortgages, banking, credit cards, loans, investing and personal finance. Visit: Bankrate.com/


Club Thrifty  — review of 10 best free and fee web-based apps for managing personal finances including, Personal Capital, Tiller, You Need a Budget, Mint, Every Dollar and more. Visit: clubthrifty.com/best-quicken-alternatives/


SEEDCO (in Georgia) — EarnBenefits Online® is a password-protected, website-based software application developed by Seedco to calculate eligibility for 20 benefits or more after a short interview, which populates application forms and saves them to client profiles, enabling users to focus on ensuring accurate and complete information. Visit seedco.org/


AARP — 99 ways to save on personal finance tips for consumers. Visit: aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2018/ways-to-save-on-finances.html


SunTrust — Momentum onUp® is an industry-leading workplace financial wellness program with proven results to benefit your employees and your business through a customized financial education profile, self-directed online modules, or instructor-led training offered onsite or virtually, financial counseling, tools and solutions, My MoneyDesktop, to provide a personal financial management tool that enables employees to manage their accounts, their debt, and their future all in one single view; also business and commercial products and services. Visit: Suntrust.com/


Bank of America — online personal finance education through Better Money Habits program by managing your personal finances and making smart financial decisions now. Visit: bettermoneyhabits.bankofamerica.com/


Wells Fargo — online resources and tools (My Financial Guide) to empower you with financial knowledge, resources, and customized tools to help you understand where you are and options available. Visit: wellsfargo.com/


Regions Bank — online financial seminars; Next Step (personal, small business, commercial, insights). Visit: regions.com/

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