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At Eastern Bank, we understand that dealing with personal finances can be overwhelming for anyone. That’s why we have partnered with local nonprofit community organizations and high schools to offer financial education programs that will help you take control of your finances.

 

As a member of the FDIC Money Smart Alliance, we support financial literacy – the ability to save, budget, spend wisely and invest – in the communities we serve. 

The FDIC Money Smart program helps students and adults develop good money management skills and understand financial services and bank accounts.

The Money Smart Program is a standardized banking curriculum consisting of 10 modules covering basic financial topics.  In addition to attending a training class led by a certified instructor, class participants receive a course booklet containing resource materials and highlights of the material covered.

Certified Instructors
Eastern has a team of over 50 employees that have attended training programs and are certified to teach all 10 of the banking modules. Eastern Bank will send instructors to your organization or school to present one or more of the Money Smart courses. Classes are available in both English and Spanish.

Requesting a Money Smart Presentation
When requesting a Money Smart Presentation, please provide a minimum of 30 days notice to give us sufficient time to schedule an instructor and obtain training materials.

To request a Money Smart presentation for a school, contact: Dale Makowski, Vice President, Eastern Bank at 781-598-8646.

To request a Money Smart presentation for an organization, please complete our request form.

If your organization is located outside our marketplace, we will connect you with a representative at the FDIC to find Money Smart trainers in your community.

 

Consumer News is a quarterly newsletter published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that provides practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services. Each issue offers helpful hints, quick tips, and commonsense strategies to protect and stretch your hard-earned dollars.

Go to the FDIC Consumer News site.

We want to help you make smarter financial decisions every day when it comes to your credit card bills, debt, and saving for a brighter financial future.

That’s why we’ve partnered with EverFi, a leader in online learning that teaches, assesses, and certifies adult learners in critical life skills. These financial courses have helped over seven million learners at all skill levels.1

You can learn when you want, right from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. It’s a simple way to find out more about managing your finances. And it’s free for you as an Eastern Bank customer. Learning modules include:

• Savings & Investments

• Mortgages

• Overdrafts

• Payment Types & Credit Cards

• Credit Scores & Reports

• Identity Protection

• Insurance & Taxes

• Financing Higher Education


To get started, just select the five-minute learning module in the subject that interests you. When you finish, you can submit your email address and contact information for a chance to win one of three $1,000 Eastern Bank 1-Year CD’s. Click here for the official sweepstakes rules.

Giving you the tools to make better financial decisions is one more way we put you first.

Start learning today >



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