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 also links to external websites where you can find information about almost any financial issue you would like to explore.

NOTE: Clicking on any of the below links will direct you away from the Bank of Central Florida website to another website. These websites 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 links to the information contained in the websites as a convenience to consumers. These links are not intended to provide legal, tax, or accounting advice.

Money Management Basics

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

Improve Your Financial Well-Being
National Endowment for Financial Education

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

Practical Money Skills for Life
National Endowment for Financial Education

Knee Deep in Debt
Federal Trade Commission

Information to Know Before Investing

Understanding Credit

Managing Credit Guides for Small Businesses and Consumers
Better Business Bureau

Disputing Errors on Credit Reports
Federal Trade Commission

Credit Reports & Credit Scores
Federal Reserve Board

Becoming A Homeowner

Information to Help Buy a Home
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Preparing for Homeownership Calculators
Freddie Mac

Home Mortgage Guidance
Federal Reserve Consumer Help

Home Buying Process Tools
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Saving For Higher Education

Saving Money for College
U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid

An Introduction to 529 Plans
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Florida Prepaid College Plans
Florida Prepaid College Board

Preparing for Retirement

Social Security Retirement Planner
Social Security Administration

Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning
U.S. Department of Labor

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

Resources to Estimate Retirement Benefits

Retirement Toolkit
U.S. Department of Labor