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Money Smart: Your Money Values and Influences (Module 1)

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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.


Click below to start this module (will automatically download the PDF guide to your local file system.) 

Begin Module 1: Your Money Values and Influences

The focus of Module 1 is your internal values and goals, external influences, and their
relationships to financial decisions. It consists of three sections:

Section 1: Values and Money (30 minutes)
  • What Are Values?
  • Aligning Behavior With Values
Section 2: Goals and Money (25 minutes)
  • What Are Goals?
  • Setting SMART Goals
Section 3: External Influences (45 minutes)
  • Influences on Choices About Money
  • Examples of External Influences
  • Social Pressure and Advertising
  • Strategies for Staying Focused on Your Goals


Finished Module 1? Click here to access Module 2, which is about financial products, services, and providers.

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