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Financial Foundations

Exceptional tools to build strong foundations.

We believe success begins with a solid understanding of key financial concepts and are committed to paving a path toward a secure financial future for those we serve. To that end, we have partnered with the following organizations in our pursuit to provide a strong financial education program:

 

  • FDIC Money Smart Alliance - The Glacier Family of Banks is a member  in strong standing with the FDIC Money Smart Alliance. This instructor led program allows our banks to work directly with community based organizations to help individuals develop strong money management skills. 

 

  • Everfi -  In conjunction with our instructor led curriculum, we  also offer a self-paced  computer based education program to students, adults and small business entrepreneurs  seeking real world financial training.

 

  • Youth Banking Network – We are proud to be an active member of the FDIC Youth Banking Network.

 

For more information about how to get involved with any of these financial education opportunities, please contact the bank. 

To promote lifelong financial literacy for our customers, we’ve teamed with the experts at Everfi to offer a brief, yet powerful interactive learning experience we call Financial Foundations. This program is offered to all our customers, community members and bank employees at no cost whatsoever.

Here are just a few of the things you can learn about using Financial Foundations:

  • Checking and savings accounts, and building savings for the future
  • Payments—how they are processed and how to avoid overdrafts
  • Credit scores and reports and what they mean for you
  • Financing an education, new home, or car: How loans work
  • Credit cards help you pay for what you need today—What to know before you spend
  • Taxes, insurance, and other expenses to plan for
  • Retirement isn’t that far away. Saving now can have big returns later
  • Avoid being a victim of identity theft
An educational program designed specifically for the entrepreneur, giving them tools for financial understanding and success.
 
Here are some of the topics covered in the course:
 
  • How to identify and choose the best financing options for you
  • Developing effective business plans
  • Choosing financial products and services to help manage a small business
  • Learn about the types of Financial Statements and their uses
It’s never too early to teach kids about financial literacy! We support more than 100 schools in states served by Glacier Bank divisions with the Financial Foundations for Students course tailored for students in grade school through high school.
 
These comprehensive classroom programs engage students through videos, games and social networking. Students who complete this free course will receive a certificate of completion and certificate to open a savings account. Students will learn:
 
  • How to establish checking and savings accounts to build for the future
  • How payments are processed and how to avoid overdrafts
  • How credit scores and reports affect your financial life
  • The many ways to financing an education, new home, or car
  • How to avoid being a victim of identity theft and other important financial skills and more.
 
FDIC Consumer News provides practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services. You’ll find articles with helpful hints, quick tips and common sense strategies to protect and stretch your hard-earned dollars.
 
The FDIC Consumer Assistance link is another useful tool: