Financial Literacy


Teach Children to Save
The Teach Children to Save program is a national campaign that organizes banker volunteers to educate young people about the importance of developing a lifelong savings habit. Since 1997, the campaign has reached 5 million young people with the help of some 123,000 banker volunteers. This year, Teach Children to Save Day, an annual awareness day, takes place on April 11. Find savings tips and activities for kids and teens at      


Get Smart About Credit
Did you know that poor credit can affect you through higher premiums on car insurance and close doors to mortgages, financing a business and even getting a job? To improve financial literacy, banking professionals across the nation are visiting communities and teaching valuable lessons on credit, avoiding identity theft and budgeting as part the Get Smart About Credit program.

The Get Smart About Credit program is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who work with young people to raise awareness about the importance of using credit wisely. This year, Get Smart About Credit is celebrated on October 17, with bankers connecting with youth and adults for credit education lessons throughout the month. To learn more, visit

Independent Bank partners with for available financial literacy resources to help our educators have the most current and up-to-date resources. A few important and fun resources are available below.

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