Fannie Mae Foundation Introduces 'Growing Your Money,' A Workplace Personal Finance Curriculum
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WASHINGTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fannie Mae Foundation, the nation's leading foundation dedicated to affordable housing and homeownership opportunities, recently released "Growing Your Money: Personal Financial Tools," a personal finance curriculum created for use in the workplace. In partnership with The Home Depot and Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) of Atlanta, the Fannie Mae Foundation developed the curriculum to help employers provide their employees with basic personal finance education, and ultimately prepare them for homeownership. "We're proud to have introduced this curriculum with The Home Depot and CCCS of Atlanta," said Stacey H. Davis, president and CEO of the Fannie Mae Foundation. "We hope to see participants able to realize their dreams by learning the financial skills that will help them make informed decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities." The curriculum provides 12 hours of interactive training with a workbook that includes lessons on Developing a Spending Plan, Working with Checking and Savings Accounts, Understanding your Credit and Credit Report and Getting a Loan. The workbook provides worksheets on budgeting, tracking, and planning expenses, as well as a glossary and certificate of completion. Trainers are provided with a toolkit that includes an instructor guide, a participant workbook, fact sheets, a readiness checklist, flyer templates and a participant sign-in sheet. The Home Depot recently kicked off the pilot for 25,000 employees across the nation, including its Atlanta Office headquarters. Other employers using the Growing Your Money Curriculum include Manpower, Inc., and Nordstrom.com. "Personal financial education is a win-win for the employer and the employee," said Layne Thome, Director of Associate Services at The Home Depot. "Our associates are our most important asset. If we invest in our associates by providing programs such as this, in return they will be happier and more productive. In addition, we hope that as our associates become more knowledgeable about managing their finances we will see greater participation in such programs as direct deposit, our 401k, and the Employee Stock Purchase Plan." For more information on the "Growing Your Money" program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Fannie Mae Foundation, please visit http://www.fanniemaefoundation.org . About the Fannie Mae Foundation The Fannie Mae Foundation creates affordable homeownership and housing opportunities through innovative partnerships and initiatives that build healthy, vibrant communities across the United States. The Foundation is specially committed to improving the quality of life for the people of its hometown, Washington, D.C., and to enhancing the livability of the city's neighborhoods. The Foundation, a private nonprofit organization supported solely by Fannie Mae, has regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Pasadena and Philadelphia. For more information on the Foundation, please visit http://www.fanniemaefoundation.org. Style Usage: The Fannie Mae Foundation is a separate legal entity from Fannie Mae (a NYSE-listed company). In order to facilitate clarity and avoid confusion, news organizations are asked to refer to the Foundation exclusively as "the Fannie Mae Foundation" or "the Foundation," but not as "Fannie Mae." MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X64672914
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