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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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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 Accounts offer secure place to deposit Economic Impact Payments


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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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)


NOTE – ALL VITA SITES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. However, the IRS filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. There are three organizations in the Greater Milwaukee area that operate VITA sites where qualified individuals can can receive free help with filling out and filing their personal incomes taxes. The VITA

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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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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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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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