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  • Automatic Teller Machines and the Law

    Downtown, at the mall, at the superstore—everywhere—an automatic teller machine (ATM) is there, ready to give you cash in exchange for a swipe of your plastic and a few magic numbers. That convenience, however, comes with a certain amount of expense and some exposure to risk as well. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association
  • Cashing Checks and Opening Bank Accounts

    Cashing Checks and Opening Bank Accounts: How to Save Money and Avoid Theft Content Detail

    By:
    National Consumer Law Center
  • How Do I Open an Account?

    There is help!There are many people ready to talk with you about how to open a checking or savings account. Ask someone who has opened an account for advice. Content Detail

    By:
    Appleseed Foundation
  • Identification Needed for an Account

    When you open a checking or savings account, you will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, current address, and an acceptable ID number which can come from one of the following: ? Social Security card; ? Matricula Consular or other consular ID card; ? Passport (U.S. or foreign); OR ? Temporary resident permit or Alien Identification Card. Content Detail

    By:
    Appleseed Foundation
  • Overdrafts and Fees, Get the Facts

    Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • What To Do When Someone Writes You a Bad Check

    Lawline FAQ: If a person pays for goods or services with a check and that check is then dishonored by the bank on which it is written, you may be able to collect on the check by proceeding under the so-called South Carolina Bad Check law. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Your Financial Future

    Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future offers introductory guidance to individuals and families seeking help to develop a plan for building personal wealth. While a comprehensive discussion of accounting, finance and investment options is beyond the scope of this workbook, it presents an overview of personal wealth-building strategies. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • How to File a Consumer Complaint about a Bank

    If you have a complaint about a bank or other financial institution, the Federal Reserve System might be able to help you. The Federal Reserve is responsible for carrying out many of the federal laws that protect consumers in their dealings with financial institutions. We can help individual consumers by: (1) Answering questions about banking practices, and (2) Investigating complaints about specific banks under our supervisory jurisdiction. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Reserve Board
  • Bank Accounts

    This video shows how someone compares the costs when choosing a place open savings and checking accounts. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Prepaid Cards

    This video shows what happens when someone gets a prepaid card without checking out the fees first. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission