NCUA's Pocket Cents - A financial literacy website for Kids
Pocket Cents provides access to tools and information designed to teach school-aged youth positive financial habits. The website offers important lessons about the value of a dollar and allows youth to explore the different currencies from around the world using an interactive map. At Pocket Cents, youth will also discover the vital role credit unions play in their financial future. The website explains the history of credit unions, how to locate a credit union, and how to start a credit union right in their school.
Check 21 Resources
Enabled in October 2003, the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act, more popularly known as Check 21, allows financial institutions to transmit electronic images of checks instead of exchanging original paper checks. For more information about Check 21, please use the following link:
Identity Theft Protection Available
Lifelock - http://www.lifelock.com/
Identity Theft Resources
According to the Federal Trade Commission, 27.3 million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the last five years. Use the links provided below to learn more about identity theft and how to prevent it from happening to you.
Better Business Bureau - http://www.bbb.org
Federal Trade Commission - http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/
Identity Theft Prevention and Survival - http://www.identitytheft.org/
International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators: http://www.iafci.org
International Crime Complaint Center: http://www.ic3.gov
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse - http://www.privacyrights.org
Social Security Administration - http://www.ssa.gov
US Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idthe...
U.S. Postal Inspection Service - https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/
U.S. Secret Service: http://www.secretservice.gov
Go to IRS website now.
If you could make life safer and easier for yourself or a loved one with just one phone call, wouldn't you?
Switching to direct deposit is a small but important way that people who get Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) checks can improve their lives. And it just takes a few minutes to sign up.
School Systems FCU is proud to partner with Go Direct - a campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks to inform people who receive federal benefits about the advantages of direct deposit and help them sign up for it.
With direct deposit, you have:
- The safest method of receiving your payment Easier, more convenient way to access your money
- Control over your money and your time.
- Direct deposit eliminates the risk of lost or stolen checks, and helps protect against fraud and identity theft. Furthermore, direct deposit provides people with immediate access to their money from virtually everywhere, which can be vitally important in the case of a natural disaster or a major life change.
Direct deposit also saves taxpayers millions of dollars. Almost all the money saved remains in the Social Security Trust Fund - a benefit to all Americans for years to come.
Go Direct makes it easy for people who get Social Security and SSI to sign up for direct deposit - they can call the toll-free help line (800) 333-1795 or sign up online at http://www.godirect.org.
If you or those close to you are still receiving Social Security or other federal benefits by check, we urge you to look into switching to the safest, easiest option - direct deposit - today!
Practical Money Skills
Practical Money Skills is a free web site designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management for life. To help today's youths and consumers of all ages become financially savvy, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators and financial institutions to launch this national program to improve the nation's financial skills -- Practical Money Skills for Life.
Whats My Score is a free Web site designed to help college students and young adults. Started by the Responsible Credit Partnership (RCP), Whats My Score is now part of Visa's™ long-term commitment to help college students understand credit reports and scores, and take control of their financial futures.