Bankers Nationwide Observe Get Smart About Credit Day

More than 6,350 bankers will deliver financial education lessons to nearly 171,800 teens nationwide this year as part of the American Bankers Association’s Get Smart About Credit initiative. As the industry observes Get Smart About Credit Day today, bankers presented lessons to students on important financial obstacles facing young adults, including paying for college, knowing their credit score, managing their money and protecting their identity.

ABA staff today joined representatives from Hartford Bank, Columbia Bank and Wells Fargo to volunteer at Junior Achievement’s Finance Park facility in Prince Georges County, Md., teaching 130 eighth grade students about the importance of budgeting and money management.