The Savvy Consumer Toolkit is an innovative financial education curriculum that uses popular education methods to raise awareness about predatory financial products and connect consumers to low-cost alternatives.
Goals for the Toolkit
Increase the awareness of predatory financial products and services present in the community
Help consumers avoid predatory products by developing an analysis of marketing and messaging strategies used in the financial industry
Connect consumers to low cost, community-based financial products and services
Explore the impact of predatory financial products and services at the individual, family and community levels
To FACILITATE A WORKSHOP the Toolkit containsthese materials:
Presentation Slide Deck
Training Invitation Flyer
To work ONE-ON-ONE WITH A CLIENT the Toolkit containsthese materials:
One Pagers on eight financial topics
Wallet Cards on the same eight topics to use at a bank, car dealership, or payday loan store
These resources are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Farsi.