Consumer Financial Education

With many of our patrons out of work or underemployed, it is a great time to share information with them to help them make the right financial decisions.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can help. CFPB is one of the newest government agencies. It was created in 2011 in response to the financial crises of 2008.

The website itself provides information directed towards the computer savvy patron. But one of the best aspects of the CFPB is the amount of materials available for libraries to distribute to its patrons.

The library resources page provides free publications and online educational tools. They also offer program ideas and outreach materials.

Money Smart Week is coming (April 10-17) so be sure to check out their site as well!

Tracy – Monroeville

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