Virtual Money Smart Week: April 10-17

Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will offer daily “Money Smart” educational videos that are free and open to the public! Topics covered include how to talk to your children about money, developing a savings plan, finding safe and affordable banking accounts, understanding student loans, tax fraud and identity theft, managing personal financed during COVID-19, housing

#ShowMeTheMoney: Mortgage Rescue Scams

Did you know that state and federal laws prohibit people from charging you up-front for help with foreclosure prevention, or with lowering your interest rate? Collecting your money first, before help is provided, is illegal and a scam. If you are behind on your mortgage or think you may miss a payment, you have likely options. Scam artists

Get your federal tax refund faster with direct deposit

As taxpayers prepare for the start of the 2021 filing season, the best way to get a refund is to combine electronic filing with direct deposit. It’s fast, secure and easy. If you do not currently have a bank account, we encourage you to open up a safe and affordable Bank On certified account. IRS Direct Deposit: Is

#ShowMeTheMoney: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free basic tax return preparation to income qualified individuals. If you would like help with preparing income taxes, contact one of the organization’s below. Milwaukee VITA Service Providers Riverworks Financial Clinic526 E Concordia Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212Schedule by phone at 414-906-9650 Social Development Commission – 3

#ShowMeTheMoney: Access Checking with Self-Help Credit Union

Self-Help Federal offers a variety of checking accounts designed to make your day-to-day personal finances convenient and affordable. We strive to make account fees reasonable and transparent, and give you options to pay less fees. Remember, we’re member owned so we pass our savings back to you. Choose from these four member-friendly checking solutions Benefits

Milwaukee Financial Navigator Program

The City of Milwaukee, in partnership with Riverworks Development Corporation, has created the Financial Navigator program. Through this free service, Milwaukee residents can connect remotely with a trained Financial Navigator to receive one-on-one guidance on managing their financial issues. Trained Financial Navigators employed by the Riverworks Financial Clinic will work with residents over the phone to provide information and resources.

IRS extends Economic Impact Payment deadline to Nov. 21

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) to November 21, 2020. This new date will provide an additional five weeks beyond the original deadline. Special note: This additional time into November is solely for those who have not received their EIP and don’t normally file a tax

How to use your Economic Impact Payment (EIP) prepaid debit card without paying fees

If you recently received an Economic Impact Payment prepaid debit card from the government in the mail, this is money for you under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Do not throw this card away. You will need this card to access your Economic Impact Payment. You must first activate your card by