As the regulatory agency for the District’s financial services, we bring to you financial education campaigns designed to help you make better decisions as a consumer and to protect you from unfair and fraudulent practices. They are not meant to be legal or financial advice, or a recommendation to buy or forego any financial services product, or patronize any particular financial services agent or company. Select from the following to learn more or sign up for updates at this link.
Welcome to Financially Fit DC! – A free, online District Government educational initiative aimed at strengthening the financial stability for individuals, families and the District community. Financially Fit DC accomplishes this by offering financial education tools and resources to help connect you to a resources personalized for your financial situation and helping you take control of everyday finances. Here you can identify short-term needs and set plans to reach long-term goals through a personalized roadmap to help create financial freedom. Topics include: making a budget, managing credit, buying a home, planning for retirement and building wealth. Are you ready to get started on the pathway to a Financially Fit DC? Start by going to financiallyfitdc.com.
America and Military Saves Week, February 22-27, is a national campaign that encourages individuals including DC residents and military personnel to save money and protect their savings through fraud prevention. Free financial workshops will be offered by the department’s partners Bank on DC, Capital Area Asset Builders and the District’s Financial Literacy Council. To receive more information sign-up for updates through this link. DISB will share saving tips each day of the campaign on our Twitter account – see them at twitter.com/DCDISB.
DC Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign is a partnership of local and federal governments, nonprofits, financial institutions and local employers that promotes free tax assistance and help residents to better understand income tax benefits.
Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program (EIFFEE) provides education to the healthcare community to help these professionals recognize the signs of elder financial abuse.
Insure U for Consumers is a free “Get Smart About Insurance” program provided by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners that explains the basics of auto, health, home and life insurance based on your life situation. Covered life situations are young singles, young families, established families, seniors, domestic partners, single parents, military personnel and raising grandchildren. InsureU is also available in Spanish and there is a component for small business owners. (Insure U en Español, Insure U for Small Business)
Money Smart is a free curriculum created by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that introduces adults to basic financial concepts. The curriculum consists of 11-one to two hour modules that cover topics from introductions to bank services and credit, budgeting, consumer rights and home ownership. The curriculum is available on CD-ROM in nine languages and in print for the visually impaired. It is also available in versions for the classroom, computer-based, and podcasts. The program has also been expanded for young adults and small business owners. (Money Smart CBI Online for Adults, Money Smart CBI Online en Español, Money Smart for Young Adults, Money Smart for Small Business)