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Money Smart for Older Adults: avoid financial exploitation

The Money Smart for Older Adults program can help older adults, family caregivers, and others prevent, recognize, and report scams, fraud, and financial exploitation.

Money Smart for Older Adults was developed jointly by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Money Smart for Older Adults guides for preventing elder financial exploitation



Guides for managing someone else's money

Millions of Americans manage money or property for a loved one who’s unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. To help financial caregivers, we offer easy-to-understand guides tailored to the needs of people in four different fiduciary roles:

  • Power of attorney
  • Court-appointed guardians
  • Trustees
  • Government fiduciaries

Download the right guide for you

Fraud prevention handouts

Order free activity sheets, placemats, posters, bookmarks, and table tents to display at libraries, financial institutions, community centers, faith-based organizations and churches, and legal aid offices. Or download assets to share in e-mail newsletters or on your website.

Download or order in English and Spanish