Financial Education from the United Way’s MySmartMoney

A graduate of Central Michigan University with a master of arts in administration, Tony DiTucci serves as the vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, a construction management and contracting firm in Pittsford, New York. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Tony DiTucci supports charitable organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the United Way.

Committed to promoting health, education, and financial security worldwide, the United Way operates programs such as MySmartMoney, which aims to boost financial confidence through education. Created in collaboration with the SunTrust Foundation, MySmartMoney provides basic information about financial management for individuals with immediate needs as well as those seeking longer-term financial security.

For those with immediate needs, for example, the program offers guidance to workers on how to read their paychecks, how to set up direct deposit, and how to apply for emergency financial assistance. Additionally, MySmartMoney has extensive resources on saving, credit, and investment to share with consumers to help them make informed choices and to improve their long-term money management. This includes information about financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions, as well as a financial planning calculator designed to help individuals identify their goals and set a path to reach them.