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FDIC Consumer News

Summer 2014

News Briefs

Improvements to Our Newsletter's Web Site: Check out the new look and other enhancements to our FDIC Consumer News site, including a "Quick Links" page featuring selected articles by topic and for different ages and stages. Start at

Updated FDIC Financial Education Site for Young People: The FDIC's "Learning Bank," which teaches young people about money management and advises parents and educators on how they can help, has been renovated. It includes new resources such as a quiz on spotting scams. Go to

Help for Parents and Youth Caregivers Teaching About Money: You do not need to be a financial expert to teach good financial habits. Find resources on a new "Parents and Caregivers" Web page created as part of a joint effort between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FDIC. Visit

SEC Investor Bulletin on Variable Annuities: As previously reported, annuities, which are commonly marketed to older consumers, have potential pros, cons and costs. The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a new bulletin with basic facts about variable annuities. Find it at