You or someone you know, could become the victim of a growing crime in America – financial abuse of older Americans.
Federal financial regulators are reporting that Internet threats have changed significantly over the past several years. Sophisticated hacking techniques are growing organized cyber-criminal groups are increasingly targeting financial institutions, compromising security controls, and engaging in online account takeovers and fraudulent electronic funds transfers. Read more on how to ensure the security of your online transactions.
Teaching your child how to budget is very important. In order to do this, your child must first have money to work with. As soon as your child can count, introduce them to money, and as they get a little older, try to explain the importance of saving money, making it grow, and how to spend it wisely.
Creating a home budget is a way to plan ahead and make sure that you are living within your means. It also will help you figure out if you have money for optional expenses such as a family vacation or a new car. You can find a very helpful Home Budget Calculator on our Financial Calculators page.
Many people don’t realize the importance of balancing their checkbook. Although this task can be tedious and boring, this can prevent overdraft fees and help people become in charge of their money. Here are a few easy steps to balance your checkbook.