Financial Education

Today it is more important than ever to take responsibility for your financial education and well-being. We all need to be prepared financially for life’s emergencies, as well as plan for long-term goals, such as purchasing a home or saving for your child’s education. When it comes to money, knowledge is your greatest asset. At Bank of Central Florida, we want to provide you with valuable financial resources to help you obtain those financial goals. Below are external websites where you can find information about almost any financial issue you would like to explore.

NOTE: The websites below offer a different privacy policy and level of security than Bank of Central Florida. We are not responsible for and do not endorse, guarantee, or monitor the content, availability, viewpoints, or products and services that are offered or expressed on these websites. Bank of Central Florida is providing the information contained in the websites as a convenience to consumers. The websites are not intended to provide legal, tax, or accounting advice.

Money Management Basics

U.S. Government’s Financial Literacy and Education Commission
MyMoney.gov

Improve Your Financial Well-Being
National Endowment for Financial Education - Smartaboutmoney.org

For Young Adults and Teens: Quick Tips for Managing Your Money
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - FDIC.gov

Practical Money Skills for Life
National Endowment for Financial Education - Practicalmoneyskills.com

Knee Deep in Debt
Federal Trade Commission - FTC.gov

Information to Know Before Investing
Investor.gov

Understanding Credit

Managing Credit Guides for Small Businesses and Consumers
Better Business Bureau - BBB.org

Disputing Errors on Credit Reports
Federal Trade Commission - Consumer.FTC.gov

Credit Reports & Credit Scores
Federal Reserve Board - Federalreserve.gov/creditreports

Becoming A Homeowner

Information to Help Buy a Home
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Portal.hud.gov

Preparing for Homeownership Calculators
Freddie Mac - Freddiemac.com/homeownership/calculators

Home Mortgage Guidance
Federal Reserve Consumer Help- Federalreserveconsumerhelp.gov

Home Buying Process Tools
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Consumerfinance.gov/owning-a-home

Saving For Higher Education

Saving Money for College
U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid - Studentaid.ed.gov

An Introduction to 529 Plans
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Sec.gov/investor/pubs/intro529.htm

Florida Prepaid College Plans
Florida Prepaid College Board - Myfloridaprepaid.com

Preparing for Retirement

Social Security Retirement Planner
Social Security Administration - SSA.gov/retire2

Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning
U.S. Department of Labor - Dol.gov/ebsa/publications/nearretirement.html

Long-Term Financial Security of Women
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement - Wiserwomen.org

Resources to Estimate Retirement Benefits
USA.gov

Retirement Toolkit
U.S. Department of Labor - Dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/retirementtoolkit.pdf