The Importance of Financial Literacy

Americans have never been so well-educated as they are now. But when it comes to financial education, we’re certainly not winning the race.

But there’s good news. Knowing how to budget, how to save for college and retirement, how to manage credit—these are basics that can be learned.

So, let’s smarten up!

Bringing Financial Literacy to our Communities—and the Workplace.
At People’s United Bank, we’ve always been deeply rooted in the communities where we live and work. We believe a financially literate population is an essential component of economic growth, and we’re committed to addressing the growing need for financial literacy both in the workplace and in our communities.

Our pledge to financial literacy
In recognition of our recent 175th anniversary, the People’s United Community Foundation (PUCF) awarded $175,000 to Junior Achievement USA , our largest single grant ever, to promote financial literacy among students throughout the states we serve. Since 2017, PUCF has conducted over 800 financial education classes to thousands of individuals.

Knowledge is power.
Ready to build a better financial future? You’re in the right place. This is where you can start building a solid foundation of knowledge that can inform and empower your everyday decisions, as well as your longer-term goals.

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