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

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 -