Browse through the archived outreach packages to share with your members and community. Each package contains the the topic, a poster for the display, a featured resource for the display, a newsletter article on the topic, and a resource guide.
June 2015 Financial Elder Abuse
May 2015 Saving for Retirement
April 2015 Financial Capability for YOUR Life
March 2015 Fraud and Scam Prevention
February 2015 Emergency Savings Account
January 2015 Taxes and the ACA
December 2014 'Tis the Season for Thrift
November 2014 Home for the Holidays
October 2014 Breaking the Debt Cycle
September 2014 Financially Savvy Women
August 2014 Managing Student Loan Debt
July 2014 Military Family Finances
June 2014 Financial Elder Abuse
May 2014 Money Conversations
April 2014 Financial Literacy Month
March 2014 Consumer Protection
February 2014 Growing Your Savings
January 2014 Income Tax Basics
by ALANA LISTOE
Many people lobby for laws that protect senior citizens from financial exploitation, and they should. Organizations like Big Sky Senior Services, the Office of Consumer Protection, and AARP are champions in providing awareness and teaching prevention across Montana. Likewise, Montana’s credit unions are equally engaged and have worked closely with the state legislature to create new laws protecting seniors. Credit union lobbyist Donya Parrish provided testimony in committees and worked with other interested parties to ensure new legislation incorporated the perspective of financial institutions interested in reporting abuse, made it easier for prosecutors to prove fraud against senior citizens, and added a penalty when the victim is over 60.
Check out the FTC’s guide on protecting your identity this tax season!
Did you know that you can sign up for scam alerts with the Montana Office of Consumer Protection?
If you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud you can file a complaint here.
The Federal Trade Commission’s mission is to protect your consumer’s right.
Are you a victim of identity theft? Take Charge today!
Montana Credit Unions for Community Development (or MCUCD) is the award-winning, charitable arm of the Montana Credit Union Network. A state-wide nonprofit organization, MCUCD works together with the state's credit unions to improve the lives and financial independence of all Montanans.