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This special edition of FDIC Consumer News is devoted to ways to save on loans and credit cards. It features ideas and information on topics such as how to: get the best possible interest rates, avoid paying unnecessary fees, find "emergency" cash at affordable prices, and steer clear of More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Over the past decade, American investors increasingly have turned to mutual funds to save for retirement and other financial goals. Mutual funds can offer the advantages of diversification and professional management. But, as with other investment choices, investing in mutual funds involves risk. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 4/5/2013
Federal or state securities laws require brokers, investment advisers, and their firms to be licensed or registered, and to make important information public. But it's up to you to find that information and use it to protect your investment dollars. The good news is that this information is easy to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 4/5/2013
Social Security disability is a social insurance program, under which workers earn coverage for benefits by working and paying Social Security taxes on their earnings. The program provides benefits to disabled workers and to their dependents. For those who can no longer work due to a disability, More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/12/2014
This publication helps you manage your money so you can afford today’s needs while funding tomorrow’s goals. This publication shows how saving for retirement can be part of your overall financial plan. Worksheets will help workers at any stage of their career manage their financial life, More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Tags: longevity risk, retirement risk, tax-deferred retirement account, ERISA, mid-career, new entrants, new job, college seniors
Date: 8/9/2013
The SEC’s Web site, focused on the needs of individual investors, Investor.gov, offers a wealth of information on how to become a smarter investor. Use retirement calculators, tools, and games to increase your financial knowledge. Or, read articles on products such as mutual funds, variable More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Calculator Website
Date: 4/5/2013
Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you’ll ever need in life. This brochure covers the basics of saving and investing and includes key tips on making money grow over time. Sections include: (i) Define Your Goals, (ii) Make a Financial Plan, More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 4/5/2013
In June 2011, the FDIC sponsored the second National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households to collect data on the number of U.S. households that are unbanked and underbanked, their demographic characteristics, and their reasons for being unbanked and underbanked. This survey was conducted More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Website Survey Data
Date: 3/24/2012
This website provides a sample "Income and Expense Worksheet." Knowing what expenses are flexible and what expenses are fixed is the first step to successfully managing your personal finances. This worksheet will help you to decide where you can be flexible each month. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Tools Website Worksheets
Date: 4/5/2013
This website provide information for employers that sponsor retirement plans. As such an employer, you are helping your employees achieve a secure financial future. Federal law requires that those responsible for managing retirement plans carry out their responsibilities prudently and ensure that More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012