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Tips for managing your money

Honor Bank is committed to increasing the financial literacy of our customers and community. Click on any of the topics below for tips on good money management. Share what you learn with your children and grandchildren. When it comes to money management skills, learning can never begin too early.

Teaching Your Kids About Money

1. Everyday Teachable Moments
2. Early Money Management Habits for Kids
3. Teaching Teens the ABCs of Using Credit Wisely

Keys to Financial Health

Understanding and Using Credit

4. Credit Dos and Don’ts and Annual Free Credit Report 
5. A Few Things You Should Know About Credit
6. Financial Stress Test (PDF)
7. What to Do if You Need Help


8. Budgeting for Your Future
9. Detailed Monthly Budget Worksheet (PDF)


10. Establish Good Saving Habits
11. Family Savings Goal Worksheet (PDF)

Protecting Your Financial Identity

12. Simple Steps to Protect Yourself
13. Take Action if You are a Victim


Web Resources

Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s “My Money”

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. There is also a toll-free hotline (1-888-MYMONEY).
Visit MyMoney.gov

FDIC’s Money Smart

The FDIC developed the Money Smart curriculum to help adults enhance their money management skills, understand basic financial services offered by the financial mainstream and build their financial confidence to use banking services effectively.
Visit the Money Smart page

U.S. Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™

The United States Mint’s H.I.P. Pocket Change™ website was launched in July 1999. H.I.P. Pocket Change is a fun educational tool for students and teachers that generates interest in coins, the United States Mint, and U.S. history.
Visit the U.S. Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change page

Federal Reserve Education

The Federal Reserve Education website provides instructional materials and tools designed to increase an understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education.
Visit the Federal Reserve Education website

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Working to ensure that consumers get the information they need to make the financial decisions they believe are best for themselves and their families is a core function for this federal agency, created in 2010 by the Dodd-Frank Act. The CFPB has free financial education materials in English and Spanish that are available for bulk ordering.
Visit the Consumer Finance site

Paying For College

The CFPB provides easily accessible information to consumers to help with each stage in deciding how to pay for college, from college choices and weighing student loans options, through graduation and repayment of loans for graduates.
Visit the Paying for College page at Consumer Finance

American Bankers Association

Do you have questions about things like mortgages, credit cards, fighting fraud, or saving for college? The American Bankers Association's personal finance resources are here to help you understand these topics (and more) and make knowledgeable financial decisions.
Visit the American Bankers Association's Consumer Resources page

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