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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.

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
  • How to avoid overdraft fees
  • Credit scores and what they mean for you
  • How consumer loans work
  • Understanding how credit cards work
  • Taxes, insurance, and other expenses to plan for
  • Retirement isn’t that far away; how saving now can have a big return later.
  • How to avoid being a victim of identity theft
 
An educational program designed specifically for the entrepreneur, giving you 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 your small business
  • Learn about the types of Financial Statements and their uses
 
FDIC Consumer News(Opens in a new Window) 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.