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#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

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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

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#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

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#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

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#ShowMeTheMoney: Achieve Products with Bank Five Nine


Achieve Checking Account Bank Five Nine’s Achieve Account is a unique paperless product for customers looking to either establish themselves financially, or who are in need of a second chance. Financial hardships and lack of financial management skills can have a strong impact on your finances and we want to help! Certified through BankOn, a

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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.

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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

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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

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Safe Financial Measures to Take During COVID-19


Below are the top ways to keep your money safe if you have been financially affected by COVID-19. Get In Control of Your Bills Contact your financial institutions. They may cancel late fees or allow you to delay making payments without penalty. Ask for written confirmation of any agreement(s) you negotiate. Contact your financial institution

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2020 Money Smart Resource Guides – FREE Download


Every year, Bank On Greater Milwaukee updates and publishes the Money Smart Resource Guide for Milwaukee-area residents and service providers. The guide is available in English and Spanish and full versions can be downloaded below. If you would like to request hard copies of either or both guides, contact Bank On Greater Milwaukee Program Manager,

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Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to Economic Impact Payments


Don’t fall prey to Coronavirus tricks; retirees among potential targets The IRS and its Criminal Investigation Division have seen a wave of new and evolving phishing schemes against taxpayers. In most cases, the IRS will deposit economic impact payments into the direct deposit account listed on previously provided on tax returns. If the IRS does

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If you don’t usually file a tax return, submit your information here to get the Economic Impact Payment


The US Treasury and the IRS have launched a new tool to help people who don’t normally file their taxes get their Economic Impact Payments.*NOTE: this feature is available only on IRS.gov. How do I use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool? Visit www.IRS.gov and click on ‘Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here‘ or click here to access.

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Economic Impact Payment – What You Need To Know


Make sure you are up to date on your taxes to receive stimulus checks quickly and securely. Check out our Accounts information page for information on how to open a bank account. What You Need To Know The IRS will use 2019 taxpayer forms to determine how much a person’s check should be and where

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Bank On Certified Accounts Offer Safe Place to Deposit & Manage Your Money


Bank On Greater Milwaukee is encouraging Milwaukee-area residents to open a Bank On certified account to have a safe place to deposit economic impact payments, unemployment incomes and tax refunds. Account holders can access mobile banking, direct deposit, bill pay, ATM’s and more through area banks and credit unions they are already familiar with. See

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Bank On National Account Standards


The CFE Fund’s Bank ON National Account Standards provide local programs with a benchmark for account partnerships with financial institutions, and include both core and recommended features.

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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

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‘Let’s Get Financially Fit’ Virtual Financial Literacy Series


Join Bank On Greater Milwaukee, Northwest Side CDC, and Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church every Monday from 6:30PM-7:30PM on Facebook Live for the “Let’s Get Financially Fit” Virtual Financial Literacy Series. Different topics related to personal finances will be covered each week and you will be able to ask questions of presenters. Tune in on the

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#ShowMeTheMoney: Achieve Products with Bank Five Nine


Achieve Checking Account Bank Five Nine’s Achieve Account is a unique paperless product for customers looking to either establish themselves financially, or who are in need of a second chance. Financial hardships and lack of financial management skills can have a strong impact on your finances and we want to help! Certified through BankOn, a

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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.

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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

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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

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Bank On Greater Milwaukee on “That’s So Money”


Hosted by Jeff McCarthy and Becky Miller from Bank Five Nine (First Bank Financial Centre), ‘That’s So Money’ takes an innovative and entertaining approach to financial education, providing listeners with content that can help attain financial freedom. Each show features a local partner in the community, like a small business customer or non-profit organization, showcasing

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Bank On Greater Milwaukee Joins Jill Economo on “Milwaukee’s Philanthropic Community”


Presented by Ellenbecker Investment Group, this unique show highlights non-profit organizations and helps listeners understand how they can have a personal impact in our community. On March 22, 2020 Bank On Greater Milwaukee Program Manager, Constance Alberts sat for an interview with Jill Economo, host of the radio show Milwaukee’s Philanthropic Community to discuss financial capacity

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Safe Financial Measures to Take During COVID-19


Below are the top ways to keep your money safe if you have been financially affected by COVID-19. Get In Control of Your Bills Contact your financial institutions. They may cancel late fees or allow you to delay making payments without penalty. Ask for written confirmation of any agreement(s) you negotiate. Contact your financial institution

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PRESS RELEASE – Bank On certified accounts offer a safe and affordable place for Milwaukee-area residents to deposit stimulus checks, unemployment income, tax refunds.


MILWAUKEE, WI – As the number of people filing for unemployment compensation rises and a federal stimulus package that includes direct payments to taxpayers nears passage, it is important that individuals and families have somewhere safe to deposit and access these funds. Bank On Greater Milwaukee is encouraging Milwaukee-area residents to open a Bank On

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Economic Impact Payment – What You Need To Know


Make sure you are up to date on your taxes to receive stimulus checks quickly and securely. Check out our Accounts information page for information on how to open a bank account. What You Need To Know The IRS will use 2019 taxpayer forms to determine how much a person’s check should be and where

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CFE Fund Announces the Bank On National Account Standards for 2019-2020


28 banks and credit unions with over 21,300 branches now offer accounts meeting Bank On National Account Standards

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