Money Smart for Older Adults (MSOA) is an instructor-led training curriculum developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The program raises awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and encourages advance planning and informed financial decision-making. The module includes:
Common types of elder financial exploitation:
Identity theft and medical identity theft
Scams that target veterans benefits
Planning for unexpected life events
How to be financially prepared for disasters.
To download the MSOA module or find upcoming train-the-trainer events, go to: www.fdic.gov/moneysmart
To download the participant/resource guide, go to: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201306_cfpb_msoa-participant-guide.pdf