Financial Education Resources for Parents

Since 2006, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has partnered with the American Bankers Association Foundation to provide financial literacy programs to the communities we serve. Those programs, Teach Children to Save & Get Smart about Credit, are nationally recognized, banker-volunteer initiatives sponsored by the ABA Foundation.

Schools welcome our colleagues into their classrooms each year to engage with students and teach them the importance of saving money. If you are an educator and interested in hosting a banker in your classroom, please contact your local branch staff.

For parents who want to engage in personal financial wellness discussions at home, we are happy to provide the ABA Foundation materials below.


All Ages

How to Talk to Your Kids about Money
An article providing simple examples of teachable moments found in daily life.

The Road to Financial Responsibility
A guide/map of advice for parents at every stage.

Reading Pays – Book Recommendations
Students can become strong readers and smart money managers with this reading list of books.

Elementary School

Money Talks Newsletter
A children’s newsletter that includes fun challenges and savings tips.

Spot the Banking Difference
An activity locating 10 differences between two pictures of a bank lobby.

Wants vs. Needs
A coloring sheet identifying examples of wants and needs.

High School

Top 10 Tips for College Students
A list of tips on how to master personal finance as a college student.

Budgeting in the Real World
A worksheet to help create a monthly budget by tracking income and expenses.

Paying for College
Safe resources about paying for college from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

A young mother on the phone with her child in her lap.

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