Empower citizens

Today, more than ever, there is a need to empower people by providing them with a financial education that can help secure their futures.

At MasterCard, we strongly believe that no one should be shut out of the global economy because of a lack of financial knowledge. Personal financial management is for anyone.

That's why we've created a range of tailored financial education programs in several markets around the world — from smart money management for young adults to security for cardholders and their banks to budget management for the unbanked and underbanked. Each of these programs is designed to be a catalyst for financial inclusion, and are delivered in an interactive, personal and engaging way — whether it's through an online portal, new mobile technology or hands-on in the community.

Two examples of programs we offer in the United States are listed below. There are many more programs around the world in local markets.

Master Your Card

Master Your Card is a free public education initiative created by MasterCard that helps consumers, small business groups and governments get more from their money by using prepaid, debit and credit cards to their advantage.

Your Money Smarter

Your Money Smarter is a four-week SMS text-based financial inclusion and education program delivering financial tips that are customized to users’ money management styles, preferences and financial attitudes. Offered in both English and Spanish, it’s a unique tool teaching basic budgeting, spending and saving strategies.

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