Welcome to Tru Direction, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) foundation whose mission is to promote financial fitness with links to helpful tools & websites.

One of our major commitments is the sponsorship of  on-line financial literacy programs -- Banzai for classrooms in numerous schools and Plus Banzai, free for public use. Plus Banzai is an award winning online financial literacy program used by millions of teachers & students around the country. Now available to you at no cost -- to experience in the comfort of your home or wherever you use your computer.

-  Tru Direction is providing Plus Banzai FREE for all children, teens, and adults.

-  Select one of three courses: Banzai Junior (8- 12), Teen (13-18), or Plus (18 and older)

Plus Banzai is a great way to learn about budgeting, saving for a rainy day, and navigating adult financial dilemmas. Explore additional topics to "Become an Expert" in our interactive library.

                           Your days of managing money by trial and error are over. 
                                                  It's time to find your Tru Direction. 

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Thanks Note to Tru Direction for Sponsoring Banzai
"Thank you for supplying this program for our students. After working through the budgeting and financial planning program from Banzai my high school class worked with middle school students on a program sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Association. The pre work my high school students completed through Banzai was an asset when they volunteered working with the middle school. Thank you again"
             High School Teacher
             MT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL   (Mt. Vernon is one of 14 schools sponsored by Tru Direction.)

Federal Trade Commission --Their Mission, Vision, Goals and more ...

Mission -- Working to protect consumers by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices, enhancing informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process, and accomplishing this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
Vision -- A vibrant economy characterized by vigorous competition and consumer access to accurate information.
Goals -- Protect Consumers, maintain competition, and advance organizational performance.
More -- As a consumer or business person, you may be more familiar with the work of the Federal Trade Commission than you think.
-   The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American.
-   The FTC is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy.
-   The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies.
-   FTC’s work is performed by the Bureaus of Consumer ProtectionCompetition and Economics. That work is aided by the Office of General Counsel and seven regional offices
-   You can learn more about the FTC's Competition mission ...

 The seal of the Federal Trade Commission was adopted at the time of the agency’s creation in 1915. Designed by Tiffany and Co., which at the time designed many of the seals used by government agencies, the FTC seal symbolizes many of the values that inform the agency’s mission.

The seal serves as the agency’s formal emblem and also is the centerpiece of the agency’s flag, which was created in 1977.


“Source: United States Federal Trade Commission, www.ftc.gov