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Bank On Advocacy Map: Tool to Fight Inequity


In 2022, Bank On Greater Milwaukee launched the Advocacy Map to advocate for banking expansion and to improve access to banking in the City of Milwaukee. The Advocacy Map is

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Bank On Announces the 2022 Champions!


Bank On Greater Milwaukee is proud to congratulate the winners of the 2022 Bank On Champion Awards for their accomplishments to support safe and accessible banking. Bank On Greater Milwaukee

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FDIC’s new Money Smart games: A resource for Banks & Educators


The summer heat may be here, but back to school is just around the corner. Bank On Greater Milwaukee wants to highlight a new financial literacy resource for banks, parents,

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2022 Guías de recursos de tu dinero inteligente – Descarga GRATIS


Cada año, Bank On Greater Milwaukee actualiza y publica esta Guía de recursos para los residentes y proveedores de servicios del área de Milwaukee, y la distribuye a toda la

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2022 Your Smart Money Resource Guides – FREE Download


Haga clic aquí para ver esto en español Every year, Bank On Greater Milwaukee updates and publishes this Resource Guide for Milwaukee-area residents and service providers, and distributes it throughout

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BOGM Celebrates 2-Years & 2021 Coalition Champions


MILWAUKEE, WI – Bank On Greater Milwaukee (BOGM) celebrated their two-year anniversary with a virtual awards ceremony that recognized six local entities for their efforts to improve the overall financial health

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Bank On Certified Account Holders Keep More of Their Child Tax Credit Funds


Fees from check-cashing services siphoned off $66 million from the first round of stimulus money Americans received last year to help weather the financial upheaval caused by the global pandemic. Most Americans got $1,200

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#ShowMeTheMoney: ABLE Accounts for People with Disabilities


ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. The ABLE Act limits eligibility to individuals with disabilities with an age of onset of disability before

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Bank On Greater Milwaukee Welcomes Four New Accounts to Bank On Movement


MILWAUKEE, WI – Accounts at Equitable Bank, First Federal Bank, PNC Bank, and Summit Credit Union have been officially certified by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) as meeting the 2021-2022 Bank On National

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#ShowMeTheMoney: Credit Basics & Resources


Credit is money that you borrow and pay back over time with interest.Your credit history is a record of what you have borrowed and how you have repaid it. Paying

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bank On Advocacy Map: Tool to Fight Inequity


In 2022, Bank On Greater Milwaukee launched the Advocacy Map to advocate for banking expansion and to improve access to banking in the City of Milwaukee. The Advocacy Map is

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Bank On Announces the 2022 Champions!


Bank On Greater Milwaukee is proud to congratulate the winners of the 2022 Bank On Champion Awards for their accomplishments to support safe and accessible banking. Bank On Greater Milwaukee

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2022 Your Smart Money Resource Guides – FREE Download


Haga clic aquí para ver esto en español Every year, Bank On Greater Milwaukee updates and publishes this Resource Guide for Milwaukee-area residents and service providers, and distributes it throughout

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BOGM Celebrates 2-Years & 2021 Coalition Champions


MILWAUKEE, WI – Bank On Greater Milwaukee (BOGM) celebrated their two-year anniversary with a virtual awards ceremony that recognized six local entities for their efforts to improve the overall financial health

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Bank On Greater Milwaukee Welcomes Four New Accounts to Bank On Movement


MILWAUKEE, WI – Accounts at Equitable Bank, First Federal Bank, PNC Bank, and Summit Credit Union have been officially certified by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) as meeting the 2021-2022 Bank On National

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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

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Financial Literacy Month Book Read | April 2021


Every April organizations across the county celebrate National Financial Literacy Month by hosting events and offering opportunities that help individuals and families establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Bank On Greater Milwaukee is

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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