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Personal Economics Program

Helping Nebraskans Gain Financial Freedom Through Education

We're Going digital!

While the NBA's Personal Economics Program (PEP) has previously provided a hard-copy handbook of our available resources, we have decided to go digital!

To order resources, simply browse our Online Catalog of PEP Resources 
and submit your order.

The NBA has also compiled FREE 
Downloadable Resources that include pamphlets, videos, and links for you to download, print, distribute, and/or show at your financial literacy presentations.

Everything else has stayed the same, however. So make sure you still continue to complete your bank's annual PEP Activity Report.

Thank you for being a PEP banker!

What is PEP?

  • PEP is a program designed to teach consumers of all ages about personal money management.

  • PEP assists consumers in making educated financial decisions.

  • PEP is an opportunity for bankers to work with local teachers and community leaders to educate the public about personal financial management.

  • PEP is a partnership program, designed so that participants can structure the program to meet community needs.

  • PEP is a volunteer program of bankers that provides an opportunity for banks and bankers to become more aware of their community and consumers’ needs, wants, and perceptions.

  • PEP is a program that helps the public feel more comfortable with money management and the bank and bankers within the community.

  • PEP is presentations including topics such as personal finance, banks and banking, and the financial system.

  • PEP is a win-win situation that benefits the consumer, banks and bankers, and communities.


How does PEP work?

The Personal Economics Program (PEP) was developed by the American Bankers Association with resources provided by the Fund for Education in Economics in 1977. The NBA started its Personal Economics Program in 1982. In 1992, the ABA Education Foundation was established to monitor the continuation of this worthwhile endeavor at the national level. In 2013, the ABA formed the Bank Community Engagement Foundation, which oversees ABA's financial education efforts and works with state bankers associations across the country on their financial education outreach efforts.

Local PEP volunteer bankers are asked to visit area schools and community groups to explain personal financial management, banking services, careers in banking, and other economic and financial issues. Their goal is to combat fiscal illiteracy and help develop more educated consumers for the future.


How do I use the program?

The Nebraska Bankers Association maintains a list of online resources you can download to enhance your presentations whenever you are invited to speak at a local school or to a community group. In addition, you are encouraged to customize your PEP presentations with learning materials from your own bank such as deposit slips, sample bank statements, loan application forms, and so forth.

Click here to view this list of online resources to download.

Bankers are asked to keep track of all their bank's financial-related presentations on the PEP Activity Report (see above) and to submit one report per institution to the NBA by the March deadline each year.


How do I become a PEP banker?

You become a PEP banker when you give any classroom or group presentation, bank tour, or financial education venture within your community—with or without using PEP materials.

The Nebraska Bankers Association recognizes outstanding PEP banks and bankers at the NBA Annual Convention in May.

For More Information Contact:

Joni Sundquist
Senior Vice President

Sheila Scheinost
Communications Assistant

Quinn Hullett
Communications Intern

Nebraska Bankers Association / 233 South 13th Street, Suite 700 / PO Box 80008 / Lincoln, NE 68501-0008