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  • money mammals playing instruments

    This year has been anything but ordinary. While many of our summer travel plans have shifted, there are still plenty of opportunities to bring the fun and learning closer to home. Our friends the Money Mammals can help! For us, digital learning isn’t new. It’s one of the ways we’ve always connected with young members and their families. We’ve been hard at work updating our resources to include even more enriching content for children to get their hands on this summer, especially tons of activities that can all be done while having fun at home.

  • man pressing hang up button on cellphone

    It can be frustrating to have problems with your computer, especially now that so many people are working from home. But if you get a call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft technician, saying there are viruses on your system, hang up the phone. It’s a scam.

  • a sign that reads pay yourself first

    This very unexpected pandemic caught people by surprise emotionally and financially. Many are in the frightening position of not being financially prepared for this very real emergency. And few would have likely expected to be without income and having to rely on the charity of others to feed their families.

  • man talking to doctor online

    Telehealth services are booming because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many insurers are expanding coverage and waiving cost-sharing for these virtual visits with doctors – both to help people assess coronavirus symptoms before going to a busy hospital, and for others to meet with doctors for unrelated medical issues without having to leave their homes.

  • piggy bank and jar of money labelled student loan debt

    Dealing with student loan debt is tough. And when you add in a pandemic and economic crisis, it can be even tougher.

    Despite the challenges, there are still things graduating students and those already in the workforce can do to tackle student loan debt.

  • house with front porch

    We’re here working to help you look after your most significant asset. Owning a home is an investment like no other because it represents the center of what matters to you, especially now. We get that. There’s nothing more important to us than helping you protect your home – and all that it means to you.

  • restaurant chairs on top of tables

    If you own a small business or work for one, you’ve seen the headlines about financial relief that may be available to some companies through the Small Business Administration (SBA). But you’ve also heard about scammers who extract a grain of truth from the news and distort it in an effort to cheat small businesses. Now more than ever it’s critical for small businesses to go straight to the source for accurate information about what’s happening at the SBA.

  • stack of past due bills

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) makes it illegal for debt collectors to use abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices when they collect debt – and it’s enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FDCPA does NOT regulate creditors or their internal collections departments, only collection agencies or lawyers who perform collection functions.

  • man watering drawing of a flower with dollar sign

    If you’ve been laid off, furloughed or let go from a job, your entire financial plan can change overnight. For many Americans, that switch to unemployment is becoming a reality in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic: more than 10 million workers filed for unemployment benefits during March 2020, according to U.S. Department of Labor data. With economic uncertainties looming, that figure could increase in the coming months.

  • monopoly board and pieces

    In the midst of the COVID-19  quarantine, people are spending more quality family time than ever before. For many, the re-introduction of family game time is one way to alleviate the boredom and get in some fun bonding between adults and kids.

    Game time is also a great opportunity to help kids learn some of those real-life lessons about how money works. Here are four of our favorite board games for teaching money lessons.