Personal Economics Program

Videos/Slide Presentations

The following videotapes are available for use by bankers in making PEP presentations:

Careers in Banking
The primary objective of this video is to inform students of the wide variety of careers available in banking and some of their advantages. Attention is also given to the personal qualities, skills and education recommended for various positions and to some of the steps that should be taken in order to prepare for, find and successfully perform in those positions. Video comes with moderator's guide, poster, and student guide. (For teens 13-19/ adults 20+; video runs approx. 13 minutes)

Preventing Bank Card Fraud
This six-minute video instructs the consumer on how to safeguard his or her credit cards. This is an excellent tool for presentations to civic groups, new credit card customers, or as part of a discussion on credit with high school and/or college students.

Money: Kids & CA$H
First seen on the Learning Channel's "TLC Elementary School," this two-hour documentary for youngsters was produced in partnership with the American Bankers Association Educationa Foundation and Discovery Networks.  Suitable for children of diverse backgrounds, the great visuals and fascinating, real-life stories keep kids interested in learning. Each tape comes with a detailed classroom guide that leads you through every segment - showing how to incorporate subjects such as math, social sciences and technology into each lesson, and provides questions to spark lively Q&A periods. Also included are tips on other classroom activities and a list of suggested reading for youngsters.

Episode 1: All About Money

  • Segment 1 - What is it Worth?

  • Segment 2 - It's as Good as Gold

  • Segment 3 - Minting Money

  • Segment 4 - Printing Money

  • Segment 5 - Money in Other Countries

Episode 2: Money and You

  • Segment 1 - What's a Bank?

  • Segment 2 - Safe and Sound

  • Segment 3 - Managing Money

  • Segment 4 - Young Moneymakers

  • Segment 5 - Turning Milk into Gold

Money: Bucks, Banks and Businesses
Originally produced for The Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery" program, in cooperation with the American Bankers Association Education Foundation, this award-winning documentary is available on video for bankers who want to atract and hold teenagers' attention during classroom or group presentations. Four 23-minute epidsodes will not only entertain an audience ... they will captivate students with lively and informative material about money, banking and money management. Through the eyes of a diverse group of children and adults, teen viewers will focus on such practical and timely topics as basic principles in money management, the dynamics of international trade, the excitement of entrepreneurial ventures and the critical role banks play in successful enterprises. A companion classroom guide prepares you with study questions and answers, discussion topics, vocabulary words, at-home activities for parents ... plus information about various community resources. The program supplement also provides suggested readings and additional information for the teen market.

Episode 1

  • Program 1 - Bucks

  • Program 2 - Banks 

Episode 2

  • Program 1 - Trade

  • Program 2 - How to Make Money

Give Credit Its Due
Through our Leadership GBA Section (formerly Young Bankers Section), the GBA applied for and received a grant from the Georgia Bar Foundation. The Foundation, established by the State Bar of Georgia, utilizes funds collected through the state's IOLTA (Interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts) program.

Monies from the first grant were used to produce a video on credit that was targeted at adult audiences, entitled "Give Credit Its Due." The video asked (and answered) these questions and more:

What is credit?

Through credit, you are advanced the cost to buy something and you agree to pay it back within a specific period of time. Credit is a privilege and convenience available to creditworthy individuals.

How is your credit monitored?

Credit is monitored through a credit bureau, an agency which collects information on the credit behavior of individual consumers. Credit bureaus keep a record of how you have repaid your debts.

How does credit affect you?

  • Making major purchases

  • Getting a good job

  • Saving money

  • Convenience and security

How do you establish credit?

  • Save money

  • Manage checking account well

  • Manage credit wisely

How do you qualify for credit or what do creditors consider when you apply?

  • Ability to repay

  • Attitude and history of repaying debt

  • Assets

  • Stability

Solving debt problems

  • Can you do it yourself?

  • Talk to your creditors

  • Seek professional counseling (Call 1-800-388-CCCS to find the nearest office of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service, a non-profit agency that will help you resolve your debt problems.)

Consequences of filing bankruptcy

  • Investigated by bankruptcy court

  • Lose most property

  • Difficulty re-establishing credit

  • Obtaining credit in the future will mean higher interest rates

Debts not dismissed through bankruptcy

  • IRS and tax liens

  • Child support

  • Alimony

  • Student Loans

Helpful Guidelines

  • Use credit cards wisely

  • Minimize short-term debt

Here's a copy of the above points if you would like to provide copies to your audience.

Bankers around the state have put the video to a variety of good uses - all of which have help to increase credit literacy in our communities. Following are some proactive suggestions for using the video:

  • sending a letter to various groups within your community offering to show the video and answer questions. These groups could include: churches, schools, senior citizens, homeless shelters, prisons.

  • showing the video to civic clubs and business groups and encouraging members of these clubs to invite bankers to their respective businesses to show the video to their employees.

  • setting up a VCR and monitor in the bank lobby and running the video continuously so customers in the bank can view it.

  • running the video continuously during mortgage and credit fairs.

  • loaning the video to customers who are experiencing credit problems or are interested in learning more about the essentials of creditworthiness, or loaning it to commercial customers who may want to show it to their employees.

  • providing your audience a handout entitled "10 Steps to Establishing and Maintaining Creditworthiness." is also a good idea so they can have something to refer to later.

Contact your Leadership GBA Group Representative or e-mail the webmaster if you wish to borrow these videos.

Please remember to complete a PEP Report Card after using any of the tapes or doing any other kind of PEP presentation.