The Need for More Financial Education in the U.S.
When basic personal finance principles aren't understood, it can lead to poor decisions about money, and people can become victims of abusive financial practices.
Today’s high school students have unparalleled freedom and risk through their digital access - from social media to banking. Students must know how they can be their own detectives and protect their finances in this complex digital world – including how to use person-to-person payment apps responsibly, how to identify and avoid potential scams, and ways to safeguard their identities online.
of Americans are considered financially illiterate.1
This course is easy to access for teachers and students – it’s all online, and there’s nothing to download!
Introductory Financial Concepts
Modern Digital Banking
Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention
Zelle® and EVERFI partnered on this program to address an acute need for more modern financial education, especially through the lens of digital banking safety.
Zelle® is a free2 way to quickly send and receive money with friends, family, and others you trust. Hundreds of banks and credit unions of all sizes across the U.S. offer Zelle® in their banking apps or online banking. Zelle® is committed to modern financial education and empowering students with practical financial knowledge - so they can live their lives, achieve their dreams, and drive positive change in their communities.
1 Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center.
2 Most Zelle® transactions to friends and family do not incur a transaction fee. Check with your financial institution to determine any fees.