Financial Education Programs

ABA Financial Education

The American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation provides financial education programs and resources that help bankers make their communities better.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Safe Banking for Seniors: Safe Banking for Seniors is a national campaign that helps older customers and their financial caregivers understand and mitigate the risks of fraud and financial abuse.

  • Teach Children to Save: Teach Children to Save is a national program that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a lifelong savings habit.

  • Get Smart About Credit: Get Smart About Credit is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who work with young people to raise awareness about the importance of using credit wisely.

  • Lights, Camera, Save!: Lights Camera Save! is a video contest that engages teens in educating themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely.

Your Cash Counts Website is designed to service the personal finance needs of young adults ages 17 to 24 and help them to make better financial decisions. Although helpful to all young adults, this project incorporates a rural America context in its design. Funded by the Consumer Financial Education Development Award at the University of South Dakota, the website development, service and related faculty involvement takes place at the Beacom School of Business, USD.

The major goal of is to be a “game changer” in regards to financial decisions now and in the future. Participants in this program will develop a structured approach to making choices and realize that following that structure is well worth the time. Specific cases or applications highlight young people’s current needs and user can focus on the area important to them now.

The website can also be a useful tool for “banker in the classroom projects." Learn more.