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Financial Education

Thrive by 5
Teach your pre-schooler about spending and saving. Free activities and other resources for parents who want to encourage healthy attitudes about money to young children.

Money Mix for Young Adults
A collection of financial tools, articles and interactive blogs geared specifically to opportunities and challenges young adults are facing today, such as budgeting, saving and making wise use of credit.

Home & Family Finance Resource Center
The complete guide to personal finance for consumers, covering topics such as saving and investing, retirement, insurance, autos, housing, credit and much more.

MyMoney.gov
An excellent site that organizes financial education help from over 20 different federal web sites in one place. Content is organized by where you are in life, who you are and by specific hands-on tools.

Insurance

Dakota Financial Services
Dakota Financial Services is a credit union-owned insurarnce agency, created to serve the insurance needs of Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union members and their families. Let our agents provide you a no-obligation quote for your auto, home, health, life, or business insurance needs.

Fraud Prevention

AnnualCreditReport.com
Here is where you go to get a free credit report. You are allowed by law to get one free report per year from each of the three participating credit reporting agencies, and this is the only authorized site for obtaining the reports without charge -- and without any obligation to buy anything else!

FakeChecks.org
This informative site, developed by the National Consumers League, is designed to warn and educate consumers about the different types of counterfeit check scams. The site includes videos of possible scams, a quiz to see if you could be faked out, and advice on how to prevent being victimized. Very fun -- and informative too!

Federal Trade Commission - Identity Theft
An excellent resource on the subject of identity theft. Advice on how to prevent it, and what you can do if you become a victim. Be sure to check out the free guide entitled: ID THEFT When Bad Things Happen To Your Good Name.

Verified By Visa
Verified by Visa helps prevent unauthorized online use before it happens by confirming your identity with your own personal password. All you need to do is register your card. Then, whenever you submit an order at a participating onlne retailer, a Verified by Visa window will appear. Enter your password and click submit -- that's all there is to it. So protect yourself when shopping online -- register your cards now.

Other Useful Sites

National Credit Union Administration
The US Government agency that regulates credit unions and federally insures your savings to as much as $250,000 per person.

Credit Union National Association
The trade group for America's credit union movement. Lots of good consumer information and advice.

Savings Bond Calculator
This helpful site from the US Treasury, Bureau of Public Debt will help you calculate the current or future value of any US Savings Bond.

Buy US Savings Bonds Here
Treasurydirect.gov is the site where you go to purchase US Savings Bonds. They can be purchased on an as-needed schedule, or you can set up a payroll savings option to make automatic recurring savings bond purchases. Enrollment is simple, and free.