Financial Literacy

If you want to learn more how about how to budget and be proactive with your finances, utilize these community and online resources to assist you gain financial literacy. 

  • Cash Course is a free financial literacy tool for college students. The program explains ways to finance your education, create a budget, what banks and other funding sources offer, and information on contracts and loans that are involved in renting an apartment or buying a car.
  • Transit – Financial Wellness™ is designed to empower students with the skills to successfully manage their finances while in school and beyond, and minimize dropout and student loan defaults through education.
  • VITA Free Tax Preparation utilizes the power of local volunteers to serve as Cash Coaches and in other key positions to help individuals and families receive a "tax time boost" to help build stronger financial lives. Visit the website for a tax prep location near you. 

  • Bank on Memphis is a public-private partnership between the City of Memphis, Shelby County government, financial institutions and nonprofits to encourage the unbanked to establish an account at a mainstream financial institution.