About the Education Center

Newtown Savings Bank is excited to offer you these free online programs designed to help you learn about finances, credit scores, and what to look out for to keep your money and your information safe. 

After the notice that you are leaving the Bank's site to use one of our partner's sites, the program will immediately start (with sound). Click on one of the programs to get started.


Financial Education

These first four programs include some important basics, especially about identity protection.

Identity Protection - Learn about identity theft and identity fraud. See what you can do to protect your finance and prevent identity theft. 

Credit Scores and Reports - Learn about how your credit score and credit report are created, what a good credit score is, and how to improve your credit score. 

Credit Cards - Find out how to compare credit card offers and learn about your consumer rights and the importance of credit card payments.

Checking Accounts - Find answers to common checking account questions. Learn how to write a check, the difference between credit and debit cards, and more. 


Mortgage Education

Programs about mortgages, home ownership, and we repeat very important information about credit scores. The insurance module goes beyond home insurance and explores additional personal insurance needs.

Determine if owning a home is right for you, how your credit score can impact your home buying options, which type of mortgage is best for you, and what home owner’s insurance you need to protect your new investment. 

Mortgages Learn about the different types of mortgages and the mortgage process. Find out how mortgage rates impact costs with a mortgage payment calculator. 

Credit Scores and Reports - Learn about how your credit score and credit report are created, what a good credit score is, and how to improve your credit score. 

Considering Home Ownership - Discover the pros and cons of home ownership, costs of owning a home, and how to start the home buying process. 

Insurance - Learn about types of insurance and find information about insurance premiums, copays, and deductibles. Learn the difference between low and high deductible policies. This module goes beyond home insurance and explores additional personal insurance needs. 


Retirement Planning

Useful tools for Gen Y, already retired, and those in-between.

Retirement 101 - Learn more about retirement plans like 401k, Traditional IRAs, and Roth IRAs and find out how much money you need to save for retirement.

Investments - Find information on investment options including savings, bonds, mutual funds, and stocks. Find steps on how to start investing. 

Estate Planning - Learn more about estate planning, including important information on a trusts, Last Will & Testament, Living Will, and Power of Attorney. 

When to Collect Social Security - Find important information on when to collect your social security benefits and how your social security is calculated. 


Managing Your Money

Four interactive videos to help you better manage your finances.

Build Emergency Savings - Learn about the importance of having an emergency fund, and use the emergency fund calculator to find out how much you might need. 

Investments - Find information on investment options including savings, bonds, mutual funds, and stocks. Find steps on how to start investing.

Savings - Learn about the different types of savings accounts and find tips for saving your money. 

Overdraft Services - Our video partner uses generic product names such as "Basic Overdraft" The product names in the video are for educational purposes only. For Newtown Savings Bank specific information and product names please refer to our Overdraft Privilege brochure.


FYI - A few of the controls

Most often used controls in the Financial Education Center. You can just watch and listen but if you want more control, look for the grey box to the right of each screen in the program.

The House goes to the list of four courses without returning to this screen.

CC is for closed captioned.

The play / pause is a toggle switch.

You can adjust the sound .

The black box with the white arrowhead will allow you to advance one screen. It's companion on the left side of the screen will take you back one screen.

At the top, the Welcome is primarily for future use when we may offer personalized videos that require a log-in. Currently this is not required. You can change the language between English and Spanish by clicking Welcome .

To get back to our website, either close the window or use the Bank's logo at the top left.