Financial education helps people learn how to control the money they have so they can know that they can cover the needs they have today, tomorrow and further into the future. The goal of financial education is to be able "to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being." (2008 Annual Report to the President)
Personal financial literacy is more than just being able to balance a checkbook, compare prices or get a job. It also includes planning for the future and having the discipline to make good money choices every day. Bank On Louisville’s Financial Education Provider Network is made up of dedicated groups that are committed to helping you learn how to make safe financial choices.
To begin,click here for a guide to local Financial Education opportunities, from the Start Fresh Workshop to housing and credit or start by learning to create your own household budget.
To ask about specific resources or workshops contact us by email or phone at 574.5156 or 311.
If you've taken a financial education class and would like to let us know about it, please fill out this short Comment Survey.
Online Financial Education Resources
My Money.Gov- The U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
The Beehive- advice and resources from everything from getting a job to financial coaching.
Asset Platform- resources for community agencies.
Hands On Banking- basic money tools, skills, and information.
Your Life, Your Money- dynamic, culturally aware (and true) stories of young adults in financial trouble. As their stories unfold, viewers learn how and why they ended up in trouble and how they got out.
Click here for even more online resources!
Are you a community or financial institution partner that would like Bank On Louisville to provide a financial education workshop or resource table for your agency? Click here to let us know of your interest.