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.
South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program – The South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program provides financial incentives to K-12 teachers who are experts in the area of financial literacy and have a desire to teach professional development workshops to other educators in their schools and districts.
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.
Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan – helping families save for their loved ones’ future education
Palmetto 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