Episode 78: Is Crypto The Wild West?
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7h ago
Cryptocurrency is still new, and with new frontiers come new challenges. David DeCarlo and Jake Hamilton from IDFPR’s Office of Innovation join us on our latest episode of Making Cents of Money to discuss gaps in regulation and what can be done to help protect consumers. Show Notes: • CFPB Publishes New Bulletin Analyzing Rise in Crypto-Asset Complaints: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-publishes-new-bulletin-analyzing-rise-in-crypto-asset-complaints/ • How Chicago Fell for Crypto: https://chicagoreader.com/news-politics/how-chicago-fell-for-crypto/ • Pew Research Center ..read more
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Episode 77: Tax Talk
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2w ago
It’s tax season! We break down the common forms you’ll need to complete, where you find help if you need it, and when you can expect that refund (if you qualify!) on our latest episode of Making Cents of Money! Show Notes: IRS (federal) online account: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-qualifying-taxpayers IRS Identity Protection PIN: https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/get-an-identity-protection-pin Illinois Tax site: http://mytax.illinois.gov and 1-800-732-8866 IRS Free File: https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance & Tax ..read more
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Episode 75: Setting & Prioritizing Financial Goals
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2M ago
Looking to kick off the new year right with some new financial goals? We break down the best strategies for doing that in our latest episode of Making Cents of Money! Show Notes: • “Setting Goals for Your Well-being” (Pellegrini, 2020): https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7550/404129912 • “An Innovative Way to Face Retirement” (Brandon, 2013): https://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/articles/2013/01/14/an-innovative-way-to-face-retirement • “TikTok’s Aging Filter Could Help Spur Retirement Planning” (Stanich, 2023): https://www.kiplinger.com/retirement/tiktok-aging-filter-could-spur-retirement-p ..read more
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Episode 74: Credit Reports Update
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3M ago
We have a Consumer Alert for you – but it’s good news! Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion are allowing access to free, weekly credit reports indefinitely. Check out the latest episode of Making Cents of Money to learn more. Show Notes: You now have permanent access to free weekly credit reports (FTC) - https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2023/10/you-now-have-permanent-access-free-weekly-credit-reports CFPB Resources: • How do I get a free copy of my credit reports? - https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/how-do-i-get-a-free-copy-of-my-credit-reports-en-5/ • Fraud Alert - https://www.con ..read more
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Episode 73: Loan Payments Resumed in October
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4M ago
With the return to repayment for federal student loans in October for millions of loan holders, Nikki and Andrea breakdown the “on-ramp” to repayment being made available, along with several other helpful resources! Show Notes: • Federal Student Aid (FSA) Dashboard o So Your Loan was Transferred, What’s Next?: https://studentaid.gov/articles/your-loan-was-transferred-whats-next/ o Get Out of Default with Fresh Start: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/default-fresh-start • Student Loan Updates Webinars o Registration Page: https://go.uillinois.edu/repay o July 14, 2023 - Recording &am ..read more
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Episode 72: Understanding FAFSA
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4M ago
Have questions about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)? Join us as we hear from Beth Groves, Professional Development Specialist from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, as she talks about major changes to the form, why it's delayed this year, and why it's essential that everyone fills one out when considering higher education. Show notes: Illinois Student Assistance Commission: https://www.isac.org/ Federal Student Aid: www.studentaid.gov ..read more
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Episode 71: World Investor Week
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5M ago
It's World Investor Week! Listen to Alan Sorcher and Anne McKinley from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission discuss the SEC's role in providing education and protection to investors. Resources Discussed in the Show • World Investor Week: https://www.worldinvestorweek.org/ • US Securities & Exchange Commission’s Investor-oriented Website: https://www.investor.gov/ o Office of Investor Education and Advocacy: https://www.sec.gov/page/oieasectionlanding o Compound Interest Calculator: https://www.investor.gov/financial-tools-calculators/calculators/compound-interest-calculator o Inves ..read more
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Episode 69: Understanding Your Paycheck
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6M ago
This episode, we're talking about something you're bound to love: your paycheck! Show Notes: • Tax Withholding Types (IRS): https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/tax-withholding-types ..read more
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Episode 68: The Financial Impact of Digital Illiteracy
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6M ago
In today’s society, being digitally literate is a key life skill that we all need. As time goes on, this will only become more important. But did you know that there is a financial impact to you, businesses, and society from lack of digital literacy? Take a listen in our latest episode of Making Cents of Money to find out how. Show notes: ‘Verified’ Twitter accounts share fake image of ‘explosion’ near Pentagon, causing confusion”- https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/22/tech/twitter-fake-image-pentagon-explosion/index.html Anti-vaxxers are costing Americans billions of dollars per year: :https://finan ..read more
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Episode 67: What's a Credit Report Anyway?
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7M ago
Credit Reports are an important tool in managing your finances. But what are they exactly? And how do you get them? Take a listen to find out! Show Notes: • AnnualCreditReport.com – get your free credit reports annually from Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax • Episode 51: Credit Scores: https://on.soundcloud.com/6aXWi • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA): https://www.ftc.gov/legal-library/browse/statutes/fair-accurate-credit-transactions-act-2003 • How to get your annual credit report from Experian (includes disclaimer about free weekly credit reports through December 31 ..read more
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