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What is a Required Minimum Distribution?

July 23, 2019

Tax-deferred retirement saving is one of the best tools for saving for your retirement, but all good things must come to an end....read more

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What is a Mortgage Review?

July 2, 2019

When you applied for your mortgage, you probably did some homework to make sure you got the best deal. But do you know if that loan is still the best fit for you?...read more

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Cash vs Debit Card vs Credit Card

June 21, 2019

When you make a purchase, you have to decide how to pay - should you use cash, a debit card, or a credit card? Each...read more

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Avoiding Scams Following a Natural Disaster

May 31, 2019

Unfortunately, there are criminals who like to take advantage of others' misfortune, even after a natural disaster. This article includes tips to help you avoid being a victim, and provides additional resources to help you protect yourself....read more

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Avoiding Charity Scams

May 24, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/FDIC.gov

If you are considering a request for a donation to a charity, do some research before you give. By finding out as much as you can about the charity, you can avoid...read more

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Phantom Debt Collection Scam

May 17, 2019

Scam debt collectors try to trick their victims into paying a debt that doesn’t exist. These phony debt collectors often contact older adults by phone...read more

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Computer & Internet Scams

May 14, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults FDIC.gov

Phishing and spoofing scams can dupe older adults into giving out their personal financial information. Phishing scammers create...read more

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Avoiding Telephone and Internet Scams

May 10, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/ FDIC.gov

Older adults are increasingly the targets of scam artists on the telephone who...read more

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Investment Fraud

May 3, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/ FDIC.gov

Investment Fraud (also known as Securities Fraud) is a term that covers a wide range of illegal activities involving the...read more

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Good Credit is Key to Solid Financial Future

April 28, 2019

Remember it's easier to build a credit score than to repair a bad one...read more

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Identity Theft

April 28, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/ FDIC.gov

Identity theft occurs when thieves steal your personal information (e.g., your Social Security number (SSN), birth date, credit card numbers, personal identification numbers (PINs) or passwords). With sufficient...read more

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Exploitation by Caregivers and In-Home Helpers

April 26, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/FDIC.gov

Unfortunately elder financial exploitation is often perpetrated by family members and other caregivers, and often...read more

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Elder Financial Exploitation

April 19, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/FDIC.gov

The Older Americans Act defines elder financial exploitation quite broadly, as “the fraudulent or otherwise illegal, unauthorized, or improper act or process of an individual, including a caregiver or...read more

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Teach Children to Save

April 1, 2019

Teach Children to Save (TCTS) is presented by the American Bankers Association Community Engagement Foundation...read more

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Credit Card "Rules" for Success

February 28, 2019

There are many advantages to using a credit card. Here are a few things you should keep in mind to maximize the benefits....read more