Financial Literacy

 

MetLife Foundation

The MetLife Foundation is committed to expanding opportunities for low- and moderate-income people around the world. The company partners with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to create financial health solutions and build stronger communities, while engaging MetLife employee volunteers to help drive impact. MetLife's financial health work has reached more than 13.4 million low- and moderate-income individuals in 42 countries.

 


Guardian -- The Money Management For Life Program

In 2013, Guardian committed to equip American community college students with practical, real-world financial education that will enable them to make sound money management decisions throughout their lives.

Guardian’s Money Management for Life (MMFL) program creates alliances with community colleges across the country to offer a fully-funded, credit-bearing personal finance course to help educate students with the essential skills and knowledge to manage their own finances and plan for their educational and financial futures. Through MMFL, Guardian is building opportunities for students to use the skills they gain from the class as they plan their next steps in education and career choice. Guardian also provides select MMFL students with paid summer internships to gain valuable experience in the work world.

MMFL courses are designed by educational professionals, and Guardian’s employees regularly contribute to the classes. Sample topics may include: taxes in financial planning, property and casualty insurance, home and automobile insurance, life insurance, health and disability insurance, investing basics, and retirement and estate planning. Students within the courses are also provided with additional opportunities for personal and career growth through, among other things, internships and experiential learning opportunities through Guardian.

In New York, Guardian is working with Borough of Manhattan Community College and has plans to extend the program to other schools in New York State.

 

 


The MassMutual Foundation -- The FutureSmartSM Program

The MassMutual Foundation’s national FutureSmart program provides critical financial education to middle and high school students with the goal of empowering and challenging young leaders to take positive steps toward a successful career and financial security for themselves, their families and their communities. The program provides live interactive seminars that inspire and empower students with critical money management skills, cutting edge digital curricula delivered in schools across the US, and offers a FutureSmart app – now available for download on iOS and Android devices at no cost in English and Spanish. The FutureSmart program aims to impact the financial literacy of two million students by 2020.

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 Financial Education Takes Center Stage at TIAA

As a financial services leader, TIAA feels a particularly strong responsibility to help promote financial literacy, especially among young people.

Multiple studies—including some conducted by the TIAA Institute—have shown that Americans have low levels of financial literacy and that this can have a profound impact on an individual’s ability to achieve financial well-being. With that in mind, TIAA works with Junior Achievement and other organizations to ensure that the company makes the strongest impact possible, with an emphasis on underserved students.

During TIAA’s “Financial Literacy Employee Volunteer Days” from March through May, employees teach financial concepts to thousands middle and high school Students in the cities in which we work and live. TIAA also provides year-round financial literacy programs to students at the schools that have been have “adopted” in the company's home communities of Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, and New York City.

TIAA works very hard to enhance student financial education. Learn more at the following locations:

 


 

 

 

The USAA Educational Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation is a private foundation and its primary donor is USAA. The purpose of the Foundation is to lead and inspire actions that improve financial readiness in the military and local community. Its resources are available online and free of charge. The Foundation does not endorse or promote any commercial supplier, product or service.