Links and tips to help you better prepare
and manage your finances

"Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving."
Warren Buffett

Safety and Financial Exploitation

Contact FDIC: or call 1-877-ASK-FDIC

If you owe taxes: call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040

If you don’t owe taxes:
Report the incident to the
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at:
1-800-366-4484 or

File a complaint via
Visit for more information to report scams of software or tech support issues

Social Security Customer Service
at 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-325-0778

Don’t get scammed this holiday season!

Take a look at this resource and avoid scams that put your personal information at risk.  

Office of the Inspector General (SSA)

Phishing: Authentic-looking emails, text messages, and Web pages to trick unsuspecting users into revealing their personal financial information

Email spoofing:
Email address disguised to look like that of someone
you may know

Contact the
Federal Trade Commission:
To find your state SMP contact, visit Report your concerns to your Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
For information on VA benefits, visit or call 1-800-827-1000.

Individuals who help you prepare and file a claim must be accredited. Visit VA’s Accreditation Search page at

Remember that VA benefits cannot be garnished (taken) by a creditor

Seek advice from a trusted financial expert
Identity Theft
Call 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338)
Visit the FTC at

You may find answers at
FDIC’s website:

Very Important Information About Extended Care

  • 70% of people over 65 will need care at some point.
  • 80% of elder care is provided in private homes….only 13%  receive care in nursing homes
  • 66%  of those with chronic illnesses receive all of their care from family members…..only 9% receive all their care from paid caregivers….26% receive both paid and family care.

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