FDIC Consumer News - Summer 2018
Current Issue - Summer 2018
Special Anniversary Edition
25 Years of Tips You Can Bank On: Time-Tested Strategies for Managing and Protecting Your Money
About This Special Edition
-  Retirement Planning and Saving: Mistakes to Avoid
-  Ways to Spend Less, Save More in Good Times and Bad
About FDIC Insurance
-  Why and How to Know What’s FDIC-Insured and What Isn’t
-  Basics of Deposit Insurance for Businesses
-  How to Be Sure You're Fully Protected
-  Travel Tips: Don’t Leave Home Without Making Financial Preparations
-  Don't Get Mad, Get Answers
-  When a Criminal's Cover Is Your Identity: Minimizing the Risk of Identity Theft
-  Weathering a Financial Storm
-  Fires, Floods and Other Misfortunes: Are You Prepared Financially?
-  A Cybersecurity Checklist
-  Financial Scams: The Basics on How to Protect Your Personal
Information and Your Money
Banking and Bill Paying
-  How to “Be More at Home” with Your Bank
-  Debit, Credit and Prepaid Cards: There Are Differences
-  Your Credit Record and Costly Mistakes to Avoid
-  Simple Strategies for Saving Money on Loans and Credit Cards
-  Weighed down by Debt? How to Ease the Load
-  Refinancing Loans: Not Just for Mortgages
-  Tips for Finding Lost or Forgotten Money
-  Strategies for Simplifying Your Financial Life
-  Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables
For Different Ages and Stages
-  A Crash Course for Young Adults Starting to Face the Financial Jungle
-  For Seniors: Tips for Protecting Your Finances and Steering Clear of Scams
-  From Preschool to College: Teaching Young People About Money
Test Your Financial IQ
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- Jelena McWilliams
- David Barr
Assistant Director, Office of Communications (OCOM)
- Jay Rosenstein
Senior Writer-Editor, OCOM
- Mitchell W. Crawley
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