Financial Literacy

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Supporting Financial Capabilities in Our Communities

As our culture and society continues to grow in complexity, so does the need to understand personal finances and financial management. Centier has worked closely with the Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Council for Economic Education, American Bankers Association, FDIC, Indiana Bankers Association, and the Federal Reserve to implement and develop educational programs to support financial capabilities.

Financial Literacy

Budgeting


Why do you need a budget? Knowing how much you need to live on and be in control of both your income and expenses leads to growing confidence in your ability to making sound financial decisions.

Credit Repair


Establishing good credit allows you to obtain loans and credit cards with the best interest rates. It can also help your ability to rent an apartment, get a job, get a car, or even a cell phone.

Insurance


Insurance can help protect you financially if you have health problems, are involved in a car accident, or if your home is damaged or destroyed.

Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through collaboration and coordinated efforts of organizations across the country. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance. Centier is a significant partner in preparing and presenting these programs during the week-long event happening in April every year. Click to learn more about Money Smart week. http://www.moneysmartweek.org

For more information on Money Smart Week, please contact Lauren Zurbriggen, at lzurbriggen@centier.com or 219-755-6140 x 1832

Get Smart About Credit

Get Smart About Credit is an innovative, effective and interactive program created for high school students that provides much needed credit education. It helps to put young adults on the right financial track for a healthy credit future. For more information, contact Lauren Zurbriggen at 219-755-6140 x 1832 or lzurbriggen@centier.com.

Family and Financial Resources

In an effort to assist you in finding quality and trustworthy resources for financial and family assistance, Centier Bank has partnered with MortgageKeeper Referral Services. MortgageKeeper referrals may be able to help you with rising expenses, unemployment, possible foreclosure or any financial hardship that you are facing. Click here for information on local, state, and national assistance resources. This service is FREE to consumers and requires no personal information. For additional assistance, contact us directly by phone at 219-755-6116, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM CST or email us at Centier_MK@centier.com.

Literacy Resources

Twenty-First Century Scholars Program - Apply Online — http://www.in.gov/ssaci/2429.htm
FDIC Consumer News — http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/
FDIC - Money Smart Consumer Based Instruction (CBI) Online Courses — http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/learn.html
Northern Indiana Bank On Alliance - http://www.unitedwaypc.org/NIBOA
Bank on Tippecanoe - http://www.bankontippecanoe.org

More Information

To learn more about Centier's Financial Literacy adult programs, contact Lauren Zurbriggen, Financial Education and Community Outreach Coordinator .

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