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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 - 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 us..

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

It’s never too early to teach kids about financial literacy! We support more than 100 schools in states served by Glacier Bancorp 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.

Our financial education partner EVERFI offers free digital lessons for students K-12 through a family portal that will allow parents to receive direct access to self-paced lessons.

  • 100+ Interactive, Game-Based Lessons
  • Self-paced digital lessons equip your child with skills for life
  • Engaging online lessons, accessible anywhere
  • Easy access in both the classroom or at home
  • Built-in learning checks & games
  • Real-time feedback
Need a little help improving your credit profile? Our Credit Builder Loan Program is designed to give those with poor or limited credit the opportunity to establish or re-establish credit while simultaneously building equity in a deposit account. 

As part of our commitment to helping you secure a solid financial future, we offer a series of online courses to help put you on the path to success through our Financial Foundation Program. These interactive online modules take about 10 minutes each to complete and are self-paced to allow for flexibility to your schedule. You will learn key financial concepts on managing your credit, obtaining loans and saving for the future. As an added benefit, you will receive a 5% interest rate reduction on your Credit Builder loan. Just contact your lender upon completion of the designated modules. 

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.