Financial Education


Consumers United Association is pleased to offer members a free, financial education program called Foolproof.

The FoolProof Initiative is funded by the participation of credit unions. Our partners include individual credit unions, the not-for-profit Council For Credit Union Education, Inc., and Credit Union Strategic Partners. We believe good credit unions operate uniquely in the consumer environment. Their approach is normally more consumer-oriented rather than sales oriented, and we are proud of our credit union relationships. The program is endorsed by the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Consumer Federation of America.

Money Smart

Money Smart, an instructional program created by the FDIC, helps consumers to learn about banking, budgeting, using credit, avoiding fraud, credit reports, and buying a home.

Money Smartis a computer based learning tool. Each unit takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. The program is a great way to learn at your own pace and can involve your whole family.

You will be asked to register when you start the program. Although it is not required, we hope that you will register and identify Consumers United Association as the organization where indicated. The FDIC will then be able to tell us how many of our members are taking advantage of the program.

Simply click on the links below to get started.

Enter Money Smart CBI Online
(English Version)

CUA produced a series of articles on home buying and the types of loans available to consumers:

First Time Home-Buying

Listen to CUA Radio Interview on Home Buying

CUA produced a booklet about surviving unemployment originally in 2008.  But this document has been updated in 2020 in response to the COVID crisis.  

Your Unemployment Survival Guide