The Financial Literacy Project
FindLaw and Thomson Reuters have partnered with the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section to create The Financial Literacy Project to help you understand personal finance, create a financial plan, and act on that plan. The Financial Literacy Project is intended to be a long-term, evolving public service project. Empowering ourselves changes our lives. Empowering others changes our communities.
The links below will take you to individual videos modules in the curriculum, as well as other helpful resources to support your journey to financial wellbeing.
Financial Literacy: The Road to Financial Well-being
This module introduces the Financial Literacy Project. Learn why financial literacy is important and how it can make a difference in your life.
A budget is a foundation of financial wellbeing. This module explains what a budget is, how to make a budget, and how to stick to a budget and handle emergencies.
- Segment 1: What Is a Budget? (Video)
- Segment 2: Types of Budgets (Video)
- Segment 3: Emergencies and Sticking to Your Budget (Video)
Tax Preparation and Planning
This module explains who should file a tax return and when, different types of taxes, important deadlines, and how to use free tax return preparation services to file your taxes.
What is the difference between a bank and a credit union? How does credit work? How can I best protect my banking information online? This module explains banking basics, an essential part of financial literacy.
- Segment 1: Intro to Banking, Credit, Banks vs. Credit Unions, Products & Services (Video)
- Segment 2: Understanding Credit (Video)
- Segment 3: Banks vs. Credit Unions (Video)
- Segment 4: Let’s Get Digital, Transferring Funds, Budgeting, Investing (Video)
- Segment 5: Cybersecurity (Video)
Paying Down Your Law School Debt
About the Financial Literacy Project
Learn why the American Bar Association and Thomson Reuters created the Financial Literacy Project.