Week Two

BankOn Colorado

Maintaining a safe and secure checking or savings account at a bank or credit union is an important step toward strengthening overall #FinancialCapability. Thanks to the #BankOn movement, finding an account that aligns with where you are is possible! The Colorado Office of Financial Empowerment shares the participating financial institutions that offer BankOn accounts. Find the list at https://coag.gov/bankon/  

And, Colorado now has several #BankOn coalitions as the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund - @CFEFund -  continues to create #affordable and #accessible banking across the country via BankOn! #BankOn #CFE #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Webinar

On April 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will host a webinar on how to identify and respond to scams and fraud. Hear from a variety of different government agencies on spotting and avoiding them! More at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/events/cfpb-finex-webinar-spotting-avoiding-financial-fraud/ - #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023

Social Security Video

Many of us tend to put our heads in the sand when thinking about Social Security. Get wise about your potential benefits! Signing up for a free and secure My Social Security Account at https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount provides personalized tools for everyone, whether you receive benefits or not. And, check out these Social Security Administrations webinars on a variety of topics to better understand YOUR benefits! https://choosework.ssa.gov/webinars-tutorials/webinar-archives/ #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023

Colorado Division of Insurance

Thinking about your finances should also include thinking about insurance. How much do you need to protect your health, property, and family? And how much does it cost? (Hint: cheaper isn’t always better.)

And while insurance is complicated, you have a resource in the Colorado Division of Insurance. They can answer your questions, investigate complaints or just explain the processes of insurance.

Contact their Consumer Services team - 303-894-7490 / DORA_Insurance@state.co.us / doi.colorado.gov (click on “File a Complaint”). #CoDOI #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023

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IRS Free File

Tax Day is April 18! Did you know you can do your taxes for free if your income qualifies? Learn more about IRS Free File. https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free
#TaxSeason2023 #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023

AARP ElderWatch Colorado

AARP ElderWatch Colorado is a program with the Colorado Attorney General providing free educational presentations to help seniors stay safe from fraud and scams. Sign up for webinars via their website - https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/elderwatch/, check out their YouTube videos, or call its helpline at 800-222-4444, option 2. #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023

AARP ElderWatch Online Training YouTube Page


Money Smart Week Webinars

Money Smart Week starts next week and registration is now open for its free webinars! Check out the schedule and register here: https://cvent.me/2OWawr?RefId=Facebook 

#MoneySmartWeek #MSW2023 #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023

Money Smart Week’s first webinar on April 17 is about Family Budgeting: Do you find yourself overspending even when you plan ahead? Learn from Katie Cullum with Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service about resources that will help you take charge of your #budget in a way that works best for your household now and in the future. Join #MoneySmartWeek online on April 17 at 12 p.m. MT.

Register: https://cvent.me/2OWawr?RefId=Facebook
#MSW2023 #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023