When catastrophe hits, your world is turned upside down. Once your most urgent needs are addressed, these are steps you can take to make sure your home and finances are secure.
Cuando ocurre una catástrofe, su mundo puede verse alterado. Una vez cubiertas sus necesidades más urgentes, estos son algunos pasos que puede dar para confirmar que su casa y sus finanzas están seguras.
We have some ways for you to channel your inner financial action hero and be prepared, no matter what the disaster.
Military parents can use back-to-school season as an opportunity to teach their children money management lessons. Here are some basic guidelines and resources.
Be aware of these online and local resources
available for servicemembers and veterans.
When it comes to financing an auto loan, servicemembers should be armed with knowledge about loan choices and what can be negotiated, and should take precautions when entering loan agreements for vehicles. They are often targets of misleading ads or tactics, and inaccurate explanations of benefits.
Banks and credit unions are in a unique position to prevent financial exploitation of older Americans and to intervene effectively when older account holders are targeted or victimized. That is why today we are releasing an advisory and report for banks and credit unions on how they can better protect older consumers from financial abuse.
After reviewing complaints submitted by consumers, we’ve discovered a financial scam targeting older consumers who had previously been victims of fraudulent money-making schemes. So-called asset recovery companies are contacting these past victims, promising to get refunds for a substantial fee, failing to deliver promised services, and leaving consumers financially worse off than before.
A lump-sum payout can give you the flexibility of choosing where to invest or save your money, and when and how much money to withdraw. However, it also shifts responsibility from your employer to you for making your money last and protecting it from a variety of risks ranging from inflation to fraud.
To help you make a more informed decision about when to claim, we created a new tool called “Planning for Retirement”. You’ll see how your claiming age affects your benefits and get tips relevant to your situation, which can help you start the conversation about your retirement needs and goals. Try it out!