FDIC Launches Spanish-Language Podcast (MP3) Version Of Money Smart
The FDIC has released the Spanish-language version of the Money Smart Podcast Network to teach the Money Smart curriculum using MP3 players. “This new version of Money Smart will be particularly relevant for U.S. consumers who speak only Spanish at home,” said FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair. The results of an FDIC survey of the unbanked and underbanked show that about 36 percent of the households where Spanish is the only language spoken at home are unbanked, compared with only seven percent for households in which Spanish is not the only language spoken. This version of Money Smart is free and can be accessed at www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/audio/index.html.