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Banking Your Money: Keeping it Safe and Secure. Who’s Who in Financial Services When it comes to taking care of your basic financial needs, the first.

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1 Banking Your Money: Keeping it Safe and Secure

2 Who’s Who in Financial Services When it comes to taking care of your basic financial needs, the first step is finding a bank or credit union.

3 Bank A for-profit company Owned by investors in its stock Anyone can walk up to a bank and open an account

4 Credit Union Financial Institutions owned by their customers (members) Member ship qualifications – By law, each credit union must serve a defined segment of the population. – To join a credit union, you have to work for or have a family member who works for an employer in that segment.

5 Services Savings Checking Credit Cards Debit Cards Loans – Cars – Homes – Other Automated deposit and payment Storage of Valuables Transfer of Money Traveler's Checks FDIC ATM’s

6 Savings Accounts A place to deposit money that you don’t plan on spending right away. Get cash out quickly and without penalty. Fess are usually minimal Interest bearing FDIC insured

7 Checking Accounts Benefits Convenience – Should not send cash through the mail – Access our checking account by using an ATM and debit card. Safety – Stolen checks can be replaced – stolen cash can not! Easier Budgeting – Using the check register makes evaluating your spending habits easier. Proof of Payment – Written proof that you made a payment. When you do not want to carry cash, you can use checks which are drawn off of your checking account.

8 Check Writing Writing a check is like creating a mini-contract between you and the person or business you are paying. ALWAYS WRITE YOUR CHECKS IN INK

9 Get in the habit of recording each check you write into your checkbook register, along with your deposits and withdrawals

10 Debit Cards Also called “check cards”, have credit card logos on them but are very different. Debit cards act like a check, deducting the amount of your purchase from your checking account. Usually no interest to be paid, but sometimes there are fees when using it. Debit cards offer many of the conveniences of a credit card.

11 7 Signs of Smart Debit Card Use 1.Memorizing and protecting your PIN. 2.Immediately recording purchases and withdrawals in your check register. 3.Signing the back of your card to make it harder for others to use. 4.Keeping receipts to check against your statement. 5.Using your institutions ATM machines to avoid fees. 6.Being aware of your surrounding when you are using your debit card. 7.Immediately reporting lost or stolen cards.

12 Types of FeesAccounts They Affect Monthly Service FeesSavings and Checking Withdrawal FeesSavings ATM or Debit FeesSavings and Checking accesses by a Debit Card Third-party ATM FeesSavings and Checking Returned Check FeesSavings Check FeesChecking Insufficient Funds or Overdraft FeesChecking Stop Payment FeesChecking Point-of-sale FeesDebit Card Over-the-limit FeesCredit Cards Annual FeesCredit Cards

13 Automated Access to Your Money Online Banking You review your savings and checking account activity, transfer money between accounts, and pay bills on the computer. You can access your account from any Internet-enabled computer in the world, once you have an online account. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Allows employers to deposit your check directly into your account. Connects your account to stores, and allows the transfer of monies to that store. Makes transfers for bill payments online.

14 In short, automated services offer: Convenience – You can access your money virtually anytime, anywhere. Personal Safety – You don’t ever have to carry a lot of cash with you. Knowledge – You can track exactly how much is in your account on a daily basis. Time Savings – You can take more time for fun using direct deposits and paying bills online

15 So Many Choices… 1.Set Goals – What do you plan to use the account for? What features would be most useful to you? 2.Establish Criteria – What financial products and services do you want and need? Different types of accounts, a variety of features, big differences in fees – all the factors in choosing financial services can be overwhelming. So let’s revisit the decision-making process again

16 3.Explore Your Options – Which type of account is best for your goals? Compare the services of several providers on requirements, features, fees, and convenience. 4.Weigh the Pros and Cons of the Options – Decide which financial services provider offers the best services for your goals.

17 5. Make a Decision – Apply to open the account. Set up new files to stash the terms and conditions and, later, your monthly statements. 6. Evaluate Your Decision – Are you getting what you expected out of the account? Has the provider changed any of the terms? If it has been a while since you chose a provider, are there any better deals now?

18 What Do You Think? 1.What _____% of teens have a savings account? 2._____% of teens have a checking account? 3. What_____% of teens have a debit card? 4. What_____% of teens use a credit card?

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