The World Of Financial Education
Whatever your age or level of education there is so much to learn and understand about your personal finances and how to manage your money.
In today's economy we all have to be more careful about what we buy and how we budget our limited incomes. If you have not had a decrease in wages, you probably have had little or no increases. And the cost of living keeps going up. What to do?
You say again, what to do? Check out these links and educational tools to help you cope with today's challenging economic times.
There are many things we want to know about housing. How to buy a home? How to get a mortgage? What are different kinds of mortgages? And what to do if your home might be foreclosed?
Our link to Balance Pro gives information about this and much more. If you already have an issue in mind check out these specific topics and links:
Dealing with family crisis, loss of a job, furloughs, too much debt, divorce, children's tuition, or just putting food on the table are life changing experiences. Many of us have been out of work and struggling to keep our families going. It's hard. It's stressful. It's embarrassing. Looking for work is the main thing to do.
But what about taking care of the family until we get that job? How do we do it? Here are some tips and resources for you:
Avoid these things now, before they happen. And if it has happened to you, as it has millions of Americans and people around the world, we have resources to help you clean things up.
One of the best resources available to all of us is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Go to their special website about identity theft.
- A great video to watch about identity theft.
- The FTC has a series of videos on the subject of Identity Theft and scams. It's a terrific resource.
- Your Credit Union is a great resource — Please come into the Credit Union if you think you are a victim of Identity Theft. We have some brochures and information to help you.
- If you are a victim of identity theft place an emergency alert at the 3 main credit bureaus. It works. This connection will help you place an alert at all the 3 credit bureaus.
- The Best Ways to prevent Identity Theft and being scammed
Dealing with family crisis, loss of a job, furloughs, too much debt, divorce, children's tuition, or just putting food on the table are life changing experiences.
Many of us have been out of work and struggling to keep our families going. It's hard. It's stressful. It's embarrassing. Looking for work is the main thing to do. But what about taking care of the family until we get that job? How do we do it? Here are some tips and resources for you.
At IEG FCU we treat motorcycle loans just like other vehicle loans. After all, it still has wheels and you still need to have full coverage insurance.
When it is time for you to get that Harley (or Kawasaki) contact your loan representative at IEG FCU. Below are some cool links about buying your new or used vehicle:
So you're just starting out in the work-a-day world. You want more information about checking accounts, getting your first credit card, planning for that first BIG purchase (A CAR), and all that stuff about money.
There are many resources that can help, even in the middle of the night. Check out some of these cool topics and links:
The main financial education for IEG FCU is Balance Pro. We have already linked you to many sections of the Balance Pro website. There is so much more to search out, explore and surf. There are podcasts and lots more.
The Federal Trade Commission has taken responsibility to try and stop identity fraud. This is a growing problem in the United States and around the world. (). This web site has information on how to prevent ID Theft and tells you what to do if you have been snookered. The FTC also have a variety of education materials which your IEG FCU has obtained and placed in its ABCs of IEG library in the Credit Union Library. See these materials online.
The FDIC (the government agency that insures deposits for banks) has a great program called MoneySmart. There are 3 programs; one for adults, one for young adults and another for youth 13 and over. There is also a Podcast available for downloading to your iPad or iPhone.
BalanceTrack, a personal finance education program brought to you by IEG FCU.