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Serving the Education Community

Financial Education Programs

Our mission is to grow by helping the members of the education community achieve their financial goals and dreams. Resources such as FoolProof©, BalanceSM, and seminars presented by our On-site Financial Services team help bring those dreams to life.

FoolProof©: Bring Financial Education to Your Classroom
It’s important to teach students critical thinking skills and give them the tools to make the right choices when faced with real-life financial decisions. Now you can when you bring FoolProof® to your classroom.

FoolProof is a completely turnkey program that meets Maryland state financial literacy requirements.

Best of all, it’s completely complimentary for educators to use in any of the schools and community colleges we serve. Learn more

Millionaire's Club
We also sponsor the Millionaire's Club at 11 local high schools and one middle school. This complete financial skills program is designed to help students enjoy learning how to manage their finances in a club-like setting. The experience provides students with lifelong skills to not only avoid financial pitfalls, but prosper in our always-challenging financial world. As members of the Millionaire's Club, students work with a faculty advisor, elect their own leadership, complete a year-end entrepreneurial project and have the opportunity to participate in national competitions such as the Stock Market GameTM and the Personal Finance ChallengeTM. We are currently sponsoring Clubs in the following schools:

  • Anne Arundel County
    • - Old Mill High School
  • Calvert County
    • - Huntington High School
    • - Patuxent High School
  • Charles County
    • - Thomas Stone High School
  • Montgomery County
    • - Albert Einstein High School
    • - Montgomery Blair High School
  • Prince George's County
    • - Benjamin Tasker Middle School
    • - Dr. Henry Wise, Jr. High School
    • - Eleanor Roosevelt High School
    • - Frederick Douglas High School
    • - Northwestern High School
    • - Oxon Hill High School
We're also launching a club at Springbrook High School in Montgomery County in Fall 2017.

BalanceSM: Plan Ahead for Financial Success

Balance Financial Fitness is a no-cost, online and over-the-phone financial counseling service that could change the way you look at money. Add Balance to your financial life and you’ll quickly discover the importance of a balanced budget, how to live within your means, how to review a credit report and more. Learn more.

Seminars: For Educators, Parents and Students

Our On-site Financial Services team presents seminars on budgeting, understanding your credit, saving for college, retirement and more. To schedule a seminar at your school for educators, parents and students, email onsitefinancialservices@esfcu.org. Please also join us for upcoming seminar featured in our 2017 Financial Education Seminar Series located at a branch near you. 

iGrad financial literacy for schools

iGrad financial literacy platform for higher education is a fully customizable program that provides students with the tools they need to understand and develop successful personal financial habits. This program includes:

  • Video-based entrance and exit counseling--this Department of Education compliant program educates students on federal loans, payment options, payment plans, consequences of default and more.
  • Personalized financial literacy platform--A financial literacy program that connects over 600 schools and 1.2 million students.
  • Award winning classroom curriculum--Named 2013 and 2015 Education Program of the Year by the Institute for Financial Literacy.
Visit to the iGrad website to learn more about this program.

Credit Report: Get Your Copy Each Year for Free

Each year you can request a copy of your credit report for free from each of the three credit bureaus: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Simply visit annualcreditreport.com or call 877.322.8228.    






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