NDF’s Financial Fitness learning course is an interactive course that requires your attention and participation. It is not a lecture course and written assignments are required to gauge your learning experience.
The Financial Literacy and Education Commission established under Title V, the Financial Literacy and Education Improvement Act was part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT) Act of 2003, to improve financial literacy and education of persons in the United States. The FACT Act named the Secretary of the Treasury as head of the Commission and required 19 other federal agencies and bureaus to participate in the Commission. The Commission coordinates the financial education efforts throughout the federal government, supports the promotion of financial literacy by the private sector while also encouraging the synchronization of efforts between the public and private sectors.
Financial literacy is the ability to understand finance. It is with this set of skills and understood knowledge that an individual becomes equipped to make informed and effective decisions regarding their finances.
The Neighborhood Development Foundation’s (NDF) 9-hour Financial Fitness Learning Course is designed to provide its participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to examine their financial status, eradicate credit blemishes, build a good credit profile, & create asset building movements among persons who have low and moderate incomes.
NDF’s basic curriculum guide is composed from information created through the Money Wise Consumer Action financial education project. Its module outline includes:
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