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Money Smart: Disasters—Financial Preparation and Recovery (Module 14)

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The FDIC Money Smart curriculum consists of 14 modules of financial education content. By completing these modules, you'll come away with practical knowledge, new skills, and resources you can use to manage your finances with confidence! See the full list of modules here.


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Begin Module 14: Financial Preparation and Recovery from Disasters

The focus of Module 14 is how to financially prepare for, and recover from, disasters. It consists of two sections:

  • Section 1: Preparing Financially for Disasters
    • How Disasters Can Affect Finances
    • Prepare in Advance for Disasters
    • Get the Insurance You Need
    • Set Money Aside in an Emergency Savings Fund
    • Keep Some Cash in a Safe Place
    • Sign Up for Direct Deposit
    • Consider Arranging for Online or Mobile Banking
    • Keep Financial Documents and Information in a Safe Place
    • Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
  • Section 2: Recovering Financially from Disasters
    • Steps to Financial Recovery
    • Be Proactive
    • Get Help
    • Financial Recovery Resources
    • Watch Out for Scams
    • Adjust Your Financial Picture After the Disaster


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