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FDIC Publishes a Money Guide for Young Adults and Teens


Dec 17 - The FDIC has published a collection of simple, practical tips for young adults and teens on saving, managing money, and avoiding financial scams. This special edition of the agency's quarterly FDIC Consumer News (Fall 2012), entitled "For Young Adults and Teens: Quick Tips for Managing Your Money," also includes suggestions for parents and caregivers on saving for a child's future and teaching youngsters about money.

Most of the tips in the new guide are intended for young adults. They feature ideas and information on:

The tips for teens focus on how to take more responsibility for handling money, ranging from suggestions on opening a savings or checking account to cautions about avoiding identity theft when applying for a part-time or summer job. Older teens also may benefit from many of the tips for young adults.

Guidance for parents and caregivers includes information on saving and borrowing for college expenses, plus tips for teaching money-management skills to young people.

The goal of FDIC Consumer News is to deliver timely, reliable and innovative tips and information about financial matters, free of charge. The Fall 2012 edition can be read or printed at

The FDIC encourages financial institutions, government agencies, consumer organizations, educators, the media and anyone else to help make the tips and information in FDIC Consumer News widely available. The publication may be reprinted in whole or in part without advance permission. Organizations also may link to or mention the FDIC website. The special edition also is available on the FDIC website in a PDF format that can easily be reproduced in any quantity. Space on the back page of the PDF version was intentionally left blank so that an organization could add its name, logo, a special message and/or self-mailing information.

To find current and past issues of FDIC Consumer News, visit or request paper copies by contacting the FDIC's Public Information Center toll-free at 877-275-3342, by email to publicinfo(at), or by writing to the FDIC Public Information Center, 3501 N. Fairfax Drive, Room E-1002, Arlington, VA 22226.

To receive an email about each new issue of the quarterly FDIC Consumer News with links to stories, go to