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Consumer Credit Education

The Indiana Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Consumer Credit, has developed Study Units and Mini-Lessons for High School Government - Economic teachers and Adult Educators to help them inform their students on consumer credit and their CREDIT RIGHTS.

The study units and mini-lessons on this Web site can be downloaded in Word and PowerPoint.

TEACHERS:  Let us know if you are using the Study Units and/or Mini-Lessons.  Call our number below, we would like to know if our educational information has been helpful. 

Help for Parents

Parents need to take an active role in educating their children on money and credit matters.  Here are some helpful tips:

  • Talk to your children about money.
  • Involve your children in family decisions.
  • Teach them how to perform in the marketplace.
  • Provide an allowance.
  • Encourage saving and investing.
  • Participate in your PTA and encourage Personal Finance classes.
  • Research school's curriculum for Personal Finance classes.
  • Encourage your child to take Personal Finance courses.
  • If no Personal Finance courses in your child's school, write letters to the legislature.
  • Start a grassroots campaign.

If your school does not offer classes on these matters, review our study units and mini-lessons besides the following web sites to help prepare your children for future money and credit management.