CFPB: New Podcast Series Announced Focused on Paying for Higher Education

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today released the first episodes of a two-part podcast series for students, parents, and practitioners on managing finances before, during, and after college. The podcast series, Financial inTuition, will include interviews with experts in financial aid, student loans, financial coaching, and planning. The podcasts […]

CFPB: New Online Resource Helps Communities Prevent and Respond to Elder Fraud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today released an online resource to help communities form networks to increase their capacity to prevent and respond to elder financial abuse. The Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Networks Development Guide (Networks Development Guide) offers planning tools, templates, and exercises to help communities create […]

ABA: Bankers Celebrate Financial Capability Month by Taking Teach Children to Save Online

While schools may be closed due to COVID-19, bankers across the country are finding new and innovative ways to share the Teach Children to Save program this year, including virtual financial education lessons for children across the nation. Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached 11.1 million […]

FDIC: Insured Bank Deposits Are Safe; Beware of Potential Scams Using the FDIC’s Name

 In light of recent developments related to the coronavirus, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is reminding Americans that FDIC-insured banks remain the safest place to keep their money. The FDIC is also warning consumers of recent scams where imposters are pretending to be agency representatives to perpetrate fraudulent schemes. […]

ABA: 6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund

Last year, more than 100 million Americans received an average tax refund of $2,869 deposited back in their bank accounts after filing their taxes. To kick off America Saves Week this year, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to file their taxes as early as possible and offering specific […]

ABA: New Infographic Offers Tips to Protect Members of the Military from Potential Scams

In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month and Veterans Day, the American Bankers Association Foundation, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBB Institute) have joined forces to educate veterans, active duty service members and their families on financial […]

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 […]