Recap: Protect Yourself Financially

Your coaches summarize the key points you’ve learned.

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Congratulations. You’ve learned a lot about how to protect yourself financially. Image Description
So let’s recap: to protect your hard-earned cash and credit record, it pays to stay alert and aware – when you’re at home, on the phone, online, or using the postal service. Image Description
When you shop, protect your cards as if they were cash. Be sure your card is returned to you and make sure each transaction receipt is accurate. Always keep your receipts in a safe and secure location and check them later against your statements. Image Description
Bank policies can help protect you from fraud, but remember: scams, fraud and identity theft are serious problems that can happen to anyone. And seniors are especially at risk. To avoid being a victim, always guard your personal information and monitor your financial activity on a regular basis. Image Description
Last but not least, be careful when selecting a lender. Remember that a responsible lender will answer all of your questions, put everything in writing, and always give you time to decide. Image Description
Protecting yourself financially is a critical part of smart money management. We hope you’ll use the tips in this lesson to keep your money and identity safe and secure. Image Description
For more information about protecting yourself financially, click on the Hands on Banking Library. Or, visit the consumer protection Web sites we provided in this lesson. Image Description

1. Stay alert, aware and cautious. 2. Consider money and information safety at home, work, on the phone, online, at your mailbox. 3. Protect your ATM, debit, and credit cards. 4. Keep receipts & compare to statements. 5. Guard and store your personal information and destroy what’s not needed. 6. Monitor your financial activity. 7. Choose a responsible lender. 8. Visit consumer protection Web sites for additional information.
For further information about protecting yourself financially, click on Library.
Recap: Protect Yourself Financially