Financial Empowerment

Treasurer Curtis Loftis is a passionate advocate of financial education and frequently travels around the state speaking about the importance of budgeting, managing credit cards, saving money and investing wisely.

Here are some resources for children, parents, teachers and others who are interested in improving their financial literacy.

Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program – The State Treasurer’s Office partners with education technology firm EverFi to bring a web-based financial literacy courses to elementary and middle schools across the state at no cost to the schools or taxpayers.

Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina – Junior Achievement is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices.

SC Bankers Association – The Young Bankers Division offers a variety of financial literacy resources recommended by bankers who use them.

SC Economics – SC Economics provides teachers with training and resources necessary to help them implement training in economics and financial literacy in classroom across the state.    

FDIC Teacher Resource Center – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) offers a number of resources to help teachers provide meaningful financial education.

The State Treasurer’s Office has partnered with Visa, Inc. to provide free access to these fun online games designed to promote financial education.

 

Peter Pig’s Money Counter (Ages 5-8)                            Money Metropolis (Ages 7-12)

Financial Football (Ages 11+)                                         Financial Soccer (Ages 11+)

 

National Endowment for Financial Education

360 Financial Literacy – a service of the American Institute of CPAs

National Association of State Treasurers

Practical Money Matters – a variety of articles covering personal finance tips from Visa, Inc.

Learn how to manage your personal debt, monitor your credit history and understand credit cards.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

What’s My Credit Score?

Annual Credit Report.com

Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan – helping families save for their loved ones’ future education

South Carolina ABLE Savings Program – providing individuals with disabilities a pathway for greater financial security

America Saves – a non-profit, corporate and government partnership

Building Wealth – Dallas Federal Reserve

Savingforcollege.com