Financial Literacy

Are you a customer who is not sure where to begin with your personal finances?

We've got you covered. The Pennsylvania Bankers Association is dedicated to expanding customer financial literacy throughout the commonwealth. Below are several financial resources specifically designed for children and young adults.

PA Bankers Discusses Financial Literacy on PCN

In April 2023, PA Bankers' president & CEO and several board members participated in conversational interviews with representatives from the Pennsylvania Cable Network, discussing the five pillars of financial literacy - earn, save and invest, spend, borrow and protect. Click on the videos to learn more about the importance of having a bank account, building your savings, using a budget, tracking your expenses, protecting yourself from identity theft and fraud, and more.

Michelle Staton
Chief Operating Officer
(717) 255-6923

Managing Earnings

Savings and Investments

Spending and Budgeting

Borrowing and Managing Debt

Protecting Your Finances

My Savings Book and Journal

To support PA Bankers members in their financial education programs, the association commissioned the authoring of "My Savings Book and Journal." This book provides banks across Pennsylvania with a financial education resource for young people. This financial tool is meant to assist members in fostering financial awareness among young students and families while providing motivation, education and tips to help children understand the basics of good savings habits. Place your order today. Click here to order books.

My Money and Me

Keep your family's financial know-how up-to-date with PA Bankers' "My Money and Me." This financial book is a great resource for teenagers and young adults as a foundation to healthy savings and spending habits throughout their lives. Topics include budgeting, saving for education, banking and saving. Place your order today. Click here to order books.

Other Financial Literacy Initiatives

ABA Education Foundation
PA Bankers is proud to work with the ABA Education Foundation to provide financial literacy opportunities to kids throughout Pennsylvania. Additionally, the association hosts several initiatives to encourage better banking habits in youth, including:
  • Teach Children to Save : An annual event in April in which bankers visit students in grades K-8 to talk about savings
  • Get Smart About Credit : An October event in which bankers visit local high school students to talk about the importance of establishing and maintaining good credit
Money Start
The FDIC's Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

PA Jump$tart
The Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition is an independent affiliate of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

PA Forward
PA Forward is a statewide initiative under the PA Library Association (PaLA), which works to strengthen the state's libraries through education, advocacy and leadership.

Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)
The mission of PSAYDN is to promote sustainable, high quality OST (out-of-school time) youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families.