Resources for Trainers, Educators, & Coaches
We know that developing financial and planning skills can be a challenge! The resources in this section are designed for existing or prospective trainers of financial education and related topics. There is information on current teaching methods, curriculum resources, and research in the field of financial matters, banking services, and the Massachusetts economy.
Resource and Communications portal for Financial Education and EITC training and awareness.
Newly published, this 48-page guide provides useful tips on a full range of consumer finance issues, including auto loans, budgeting, credit cards, credit counseling, debt collection and repossession, debt management, foreclosure, high-cost consumer loans, home equity lines of credit, identity theft, mortgages, and tenants' rights in foreclosure. Each section offers information on additional resources, and there is an appendix of consumer protection resources available in each of the New England states.;
This A to Z glossary provides basic definitions of terms associated with the financial crisis, including collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, derivatives, government-sponsored enterprise, hedging, LIBOR, Maiden Lane LLC, mark-to-market, moral hazard, non-recourse loan, originate-to-distribute model, quantitative easing, repurchase agreement, shadow banking system, special purpose vehicle, structured debt, and systemic risk.
America Saves is a national campaign involving more than 1,000 non-profit, government, and corporate groups that encourages individuals and families to save money and build personal wealth.
The AssetPlatform is a resource for staff at nonprofit organizations that provide financial education, coaching and asset development services. AssetPlatform.org delivers high quality information, training, and financial products and services to your desktop, allowing you to more effectively serve your community.
A manual for financial coaching, the Toolkit encompasses three overarching principles―financial goals, experiential learning, and accountability.
Check out this resource filled with valuable information about everything from debit cards and debt management to finding a great auto loan.
In 2001, The FDIC launched a national financial education curriculum, Money Smart, which is now has many tools and is available in multiple languages.
Includes links to state-sponsored financial education programs.