Financial education

Learn more about money management, your credit score and even how to protect yourself from identity theft.

As your community partner, we enjoy teaching financial education to people of all agesFinancial Education

Contact us to schedule a financial education presentation. 

For more information on effective money management and financial fitness, consider the books and websites listed below.

 

 

 

Helpful Books

  1.  Pay It Down by Jean Sherman Chatzky, November 2004, Penguin Books, Inc., ISBN:1591840635
  2.  The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke (Hardcover) by Suze Orman, March 2005, Putnam Publishing Group; ISBN: 1-57322-2976
  3.  The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, November 28, 2000, Pocket Books; ISBN: 0743420373
  4.  How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt and Live Prosperously by Jerrold Mundis, April 1990, Bantam Books; ISBN: 0553283960
  5.  Credit Card Debt: Reduce Your Financial Burden in Three Easy Steps by Alexander Daskaloff, April 1999 Avon; ISBN: 0380807009
  6.  Slash Your Debt - Save Money and Secure Your Future by Gerri Detweiler, Marc Eisenson, and Nancy Castleman, October 1999 Financial Literacy Center; ISBN: 0965963837
  7.  9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying by Suze Orman, 1st edition, December 15, 2000 Three Rivers Press; ISBN: 0609801864

Helpful Websites

  • Mapping Your Future - This site provides a 12 step guide to financial success.  
  • Quicken Debt Planning - This site offers a free interactive Debt Reduction Planner, which allows you to save money on interest expenses and pay your debt off sooner by paying off your higher interest debts first.
  1. Create an action plan to reduce your debt.
  2. Use the interactive calculator to determine how much savings to contribute and how much expenses to cut out to pay off the debt sooner.
  3. View how the graph changes as you figure out how to decrease your spending.
  4. Access useful resources on how to be debt-free.
  • National Foundation for Credit Counseling - This is the home site for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national non-profit network of 1,450 member agencies designed to provide assistance to people dealing with stressful financial situations. The site provides links and information for financial counseling, debt planner tools, and other helpful websites.
  • Retirement Planning and Financial Fitness - This government sponsored website for The Department of Labor provides additional helpful links for retirement planning and financial fitness, including free online calculators.

Your Credit Reports Matter

  • Credit reports may affect your mortgage rates, credit card approvals, apartment requests, or even your job application.
  • Reviewing credit reports helps you catch signs of identity theft early.
  • Request your free credit reports

Free Credit Reports. Federal law allows you to

  • Get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company.
  • Ensure that the information on all of your credit reports is correct and up to date.

Annual Credit Report 

Financial Counseling Info

The Federal Trade Commission has great resources to help you be more financially educated.

FDIC

ABA

Overdraft Protection & Overdraft Privilege

  • Click here for details about our Overdraft Protection & Overdraft Privilege program or contact the bank if you have questions.
  • Ready to sign up? Download the Extended Coverage Consent form and return it to the bank.

Money Management Description & Links

 

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