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
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
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