FEMA: Avoid Another Disaster…Beware of Fraud

 Scams seem to follow disasters. Don’t let your guard down and suffer another disaster such as identity theft or paying fees for services that are never provided. Remember, FEMA never charges for services nor does it endorse any commercial business, product or service. All federal employees have an official badge/ID. […]

CFPB: Get Money Smart about Money Smart Week

During Financial Literacy Month in April, the CFPB joins the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank in celebrating Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6). This event is a great opportunity to teach consumers how to be smarter with their money.  Various Money Smart Week activities—like free financial education classes and seminars—are offered […]

CFPB: Get Your Credit on Track with New CFPB Booklet

Today the Bureau is releasing “Want credit to work for you?” the newest addition to the Your Money, Your Goals suite of financial empowerment tools.  The third in a series released by the Bureau, this booklet provides eight tools to help consumers through the various stages of building credit, maintaining good credit, […]

ABA: 6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

With the arrival of spring, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to add a very important item to their spring cleaning to-do list: organizing their finances. To help, ABA has highlighted six tips for rearranging your financial house.   “Spring is the season of renewal, which means it’s time to sweep […]

ABA: 7 Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Count

As many Americans receive their refunds this year, the American Bankers Association has highlighted seven tips to help them use the money wisely. “Prioritizing your tax refund to create an emergency fund and pay off debts first will help position you for financial comfort the rest of the year,” said […]