Financial Education

Providing financial education to our customers and others in the community is important to us.

Centrue Bank wants to help you develop strong personal financial literacy skills so that you can make informed and wise decisions about your future.

The FDIC Money Smart program is a program that will help you learn about borrowing money and managing your finances to assist in building the knowledge, security and confidence that you need to achieve your financial goals. 

Simply go to Money Smart and follow the simple steps to walk yourself through these great learning modules.   
 The ten modules are as follows:

  1. Bank on It – an introduction to bank services
  2. Borrowing Basics - an introduction to credit
  3. Check It Out - how to choose and keep a checking account
  4. Money Matters - how to keep track of your money
  5. Pay Yourself First - why you should save, save, save
  6. Keep it Safe - your rights as a consumer
  7. To Your Credit - how your credit history will affect your credit future
  8. Charge It Right - how to make a credit card work for you
  9. Loan to Own - know that you’re borrowing before you buy
  10. Your Own Home - what home ownership is all about

To take these courses, we recommend using the latest version of your favorite browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) on your PC or Mac computer. Tablets and certain smartphones (including iPad, iPhone or Android OS) cannot access our training as they do not support Adobe Flash.