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Managing Your Money


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Are Your Finances Ready for a Stressful Life Event?
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Are Your Finances Ready for a Stressful Life Event?
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What to do for loved ones' sake to prepare financially in case of your sudden illness or death. How to handle a loved one's finances if you become the money manager unexpectedly. Where to store your valuable records. Guard against predators who try to profit from personal hardships.
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Big Purchases, Big Decisions
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Big Purchases, Big Decisions
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Free tips for buying a bank CD, potential risks of market-linked CDs, minimizing borrowing costs for college, getting an auto loan. (Previous item number: 513Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Financial Tips for Seniors
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Financial Tips for Seniors
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This publication will help older adults make informed decisions and protect their assets. Information in this publication includes: avoiding wire transfer scams, new protections for sending money abroad, things to keep in mind when considering adjustable-rate mortgages, basic points about Health Savings Accounts, and help for student loan borrowers having payment problems. (Previous item number: 635Y)
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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For Young Adults and Teens: Quick Tips for Managing Your Money
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For Young Adults and Teens: Quick Tips for Managing Your Money
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Simple strategies and practical guidance for borrowing, saving, banking and avoiding scams. (Previous item number: 600Y)
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Is It Time for Your Financial Checkup?
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Is It Time for Your Financial Checkup?
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A guide to examining all aspects of your finances, including some oft-overlooked areas, for fine-tuning. Also, traveling with money and verifying a bank is FDIC-insured.
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Job Dislocation: Making Smart Financial Choices after a Job Loss
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Job Dislocation: Making Smart Financial Choices after a Job Loss
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Contains tips for managing the financial impact of a job loss, including how to avoid investment fraud, extend your health insurance coverage, and weigh the pros and cons of a 401(k) hardship withdrawal. (Previous item number: 527Y)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Know Your Financial Adviser
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Know Your Financial Adviser
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Important questions to ask when you are shopping for financial advice or services.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Managing Someone Else's Money: Help for Guardians of Property and Conservators
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Managing Someone Else's Money: Help for Guardians of Property and Conservators
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This guide helps family members and others understand their role as a court appointed guardian of property or conservator. It provides tips on making financial decisions for someone else as well as protecting assets from fraud and scams. (Previous item number: 625Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Managing Someone Else's Money: Help for Representative Payees and VA Fiduciaries
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Managing Someone Else's Money: Help for Representative Payees and VA Fiduciaries
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This guide helps family members and others understand their role when a government agency names them to manage someone elses benefit payment or pension.It provides tips on making financial decisions for someone else as well as protecting assets from fraud and scams. (Previous item number: 630Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Money Smart for Older Adults Promotional Card
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Money Smart for Older Adults Promotional Card
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Money Smart for Older Adults program promotional card for the promotion of the curriculum and recruitment of instructors. (Previous item number: 633Y)
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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More Ways to Save at the Bank
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More Ways to Save at the Bank
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Refinancing personal (car, student) loans, finding a free or low-cost checking account, keeping mortgage costs down.
Available: in print, online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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My New Money Goal
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My New Money Goal
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Having a plan is the easiest way to reach new money goals, navigate changes in income, or switch priorities in our lives. You would not start a road trip without mapping it out first, and the same is true with your finances. This guide will help you gain a clear view of where your money goes now so you can more easily decide where you want it to go in the future. (Previous item number: 634Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Practical Solutions for Protecting Your Money
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Practical Solutions for Protecting Your Money
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This publication will give you answers to common questions and misconceptions about: Different ways to be covered by FDIC deposit insurance, Q&As on billing errors, debit card fraud, credit reports and mortgage help, what to know when you want to stop or withhold a payment, simple strategies for avoiding many financial scams, our latest tips for safe mobile banking and much more. (Previous item number: 607Y)
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Protecting Your Finances if a Disaster Strikes: Are You Prepared?
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Protecting Your Finances if a Disaster Strikes: Are You Prepared?
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Make sure your home and valuables are insured, your important documents are protected, and you have back-up access to cash, your bank accounts and your personal identification in case a disaster strikes. Know what to do to help speed your recovery if a disaster impacts you financially. (Previous item number: 590Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Remittance Transfer Rule Factsheet for Stakeholders
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Remittance Transfer Rule Factsheet for Stakeholders
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This detailed factsheet is designed to help stakeholders, counselors, instructors and others explain the remittance transfer rule, its protections and consumer rights. It explains when the rule applies, to whom, the information given to consumers and what to do if errors occur. This two-page factsheet is also available in Spanish. (Previous item number: 640Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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SAVED: Five Steps for Making Financial Decisions
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SAVED: Five Steps for Making Financial Decisions
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Avoid hasty decisions that you may regret. Follow the SAVED steps--Stop, Ask, Verify, Estimate, Decide--to make sure you're getting a good deal on a financial product or service.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence
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This factsheet offers consumers a detailed explanation about their new rights and protections when they send international money transfers covered by a new federal rule. This single-side 8.5-by-11-inch fact sheet can be downloaded and easily printed. (Previous item number: 639Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Brochure)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Brochure)
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This 3.75-by-8.5-inch brochure outlines the new protections now available to senders of international money transfers. It also reminds consumers that not all companies that send international money transfers are covered by the new federal rule. This brochure is also available in Chinese, French-Creole and Tagalog. (Previous item number: 638Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Chinese Poster)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Chinese Poster)
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Help senders of international money transfers learn about the new protections and rights available to them with this 24-by-36-inch poster. The poster contains the CFPB's phone number and Web address for more information, or order "Send money abroad with more confidence" brochures and consumer factsheets too.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Chinese brochure)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Chinese brochure)
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This 3.75-by-8.5-inch brochure outlines the new protections now available to senders of international money transfers. It also reminds consumers that not all companies that send international money transfers are covered by the new federal rule.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Chinese factsheet)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Chinese factsheet)
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This factsheet offers consumers a more detailed explanation about their new rights and protections when they send international money transfers covered by a new federal rule. This single-side 8.5-by-11-inch fact sheet can be downloaded and easily printed.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Flier)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Flier)
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This 8.5-by-11-inch flier is perfect for downloading and printing from your computer. It reminds senders of international money transfers that new protections are available to them. This flier is also available in Chinese, French-Creole and Tagalog. (Previous item number: 636Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (French-Creole brochure)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (French-Creole brochure)
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This 3.75-by-8.5-inch brochure outlines the new protections now available to senders of international money transfers. It also reminds consumers that not all companies that send international money transfers are covered by the new federal rule.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (French-Creole factsheet)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (French-Creole factsheet)
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This factsheet offers consumers a more detailed explanation about their new rights and protections when they send international money transfers covered by a new federal rule. This single-side 8.5-by-11-inch fact sheet can be downloaded and easily printed.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (French-Creole flier)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (French-Creole flier)
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This 8.5-by-11-inch flier is perfect for downloading and printing from your computer. It reminds senders of international money transfers that new protections are available to them.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (French-Creole poster)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (French-Creole poster)
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Help senders of international money transfers learn about the new protections and rights available to them with this 24-by-36-inch poster. The poster contains the CFPB's phone number and Web address for more information, or order "Send money abroad with more confidence" brochures and consumer factsheets too.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Poster)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Poster)
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Help senders of international money transfers learn about the new protections and rights available to them with this 24-by-36-inch poster. The poster contains the CFPB's phone number and Web address for more information, or order "Send money abroad with more confidence" brochures and consumer factsheets too. This poster is also available in Chinese, French-Creole and Tagalog. (Previous item number: 637Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Tagalog brochure)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Tagalog brochure)
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This 3.75-by-8.5-inch brochure outlines the new protections now available to senders of international money transfers. It also reminds consumers that not all companies that send international money transfers are covered by the new federal rule.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Tagalog factsheet)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Tagalog factsheet)
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This factsheet offers consumers a more detailed explanation about their new rights and protections when they send international money transfers covered by a new federal rule. This single-side 8.5-by-11-inch fact sheet can be downloaded and easily printed.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Tagalog flier)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Tagalog flier)
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This 8.5-by-11-inch is perfect for downloading and printing from your computer. It reminds senders of international money transfers that new protections are available to them.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Tagalog poster)
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Send Money Abroad With More Confidence (Tagalog poster)
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Help senders of international money transfers learn about the new protections and rights available to them with this 24-by-36-inch poster. The poster contains the CFPB's phone number and Web address for more information, or order "Send money abroad with more confidence" brochures and consumer factsheets too.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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You Can Organize and Simplify Your Financial Life: A How-To Guide
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You Can Organize and Simplify Your Financial Life: A How-To Guide
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Discusses ways to streamline money management, from online banking and automatic bill-pay to consolidating accounts and updating your will. With articles on mobile banking for smartphones, what to do if your wallet is stolen, new tips for protecting yourself from cyber-crime and more. (Previous item number: 581Y)
Available: as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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