GBA Financial Literacy Resources for Consumers and Bankers

GBA's Financial Literacy Program sponsored by the GBA Marketing Committee is an effort by bankers to encourage financial education in the most practical sense. The objective is to educate Georgians (children, teenagers and adults) on banking services and personal finance. GBA partners with the American Bankers Association Community Engagement Foundation to provide financial education materials for bankers and consumers, and to promote banker participation in community financial literacy programs.

The Program is an expression of the philosophy that no one benefits from financial ignorance on the part of the individual or the public, least of all the commercial bank. It is just good business - in the long run - for consumers to understand how to balance a checkbook, use credit wisely and budget their money. It's also important for consumers and future consumers to understand banks as a business and the services they offer.

Report Your Bank's Financial Literacy Outreach

Georgia banks do a lot in their hometowns to promote good financial habits and money management. Help us tell that story by letting us know each time you and your bankers make any school or community presentations, or lead any other educational activities related to banking, personal finances, or economics. Please use a separate report card for each presentation/activity.

Submit a GBA Financial Literacy 
Program Report Card


ABA Programs Supported by GBA



 Financial abuse against older Americans can take many forms, from illegal debits, to third-party scams and even unauthorized withdrawals by an approved caregiver. Join us in our pledge to empower customers and communities with the facts, tools and best practices they need to bank more securely. Together, we can help eliminate the almost $2.9 billion lost annually to fraud against older Americans. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Click the links below to learn more and register your bank to participate.

Register Your Bank Participation
List of Participating Banks​
More Safe Banking for Seniors


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

Register Your Bank
More Teach Children to Save


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.

Register Your Bank
More Get Smart About Credit​





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.

Lights, Camera, Save! Contest Site
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Partner Resources

Elder Abuse Prevention Toolkit - The “Preventing Elder Financial Abuse Video Toolkit” from the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation gives your bank the ability to educate your family, your friends, those in your social organizations and your community at large on how to look for signs of elder financial abuse and how to prevent it. The video information was adapted from the FDIC / CFPB Money Smart for Older Adults so you can rely on the information to be accurate and timely.

More Banker and Consumer Resources


Money Smart - A Financial Education Program
- Consumers, bankers and community service providers can use free FDIC-provided Money Smart tools to teach or learn about basic financial topics. Money Smart is also available for different age groups and in nine languages. Another Money Smart program helps new and aspiring entrepreneurs understand business financial basics.

Teacher Online Resource Center - This site offers teachers resources from the FDIC and CFPB to help teach children from pre-K though age 20 about money or other financial topics.

Parents and Caregiver Resource Webpage - Parents and caregivers can use this site from the FDIC and CFPB to find a variety of age-appropriate information and tools to help build their children’s financial future.

MyMoney.gov - MyMoney.gov is the federal government’s web site for information on handling personal finances with helpful resources from more than 20 federal agencies.

FDIC Learning Bank - This site provides information for young people about using money wisely, how banks work, and the differences between types of bank accounts. It also includes a quiz on spotting scams.

Classroom Tools from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - A list of resources helpful to bankers, teachers and parents to teach about money and financial management skills.