|April is National Financial Capability Month. This month we are encouraged to take the time to understand and spread awareness of barriers to financial well-being. Approximately 1 in 20 persons over the age of 60 will experience some sort of financial exploitation putting their ability to pay for daily needs at risk. |
Learn more about financial abuse and available resources to help prevent financial abuse here:
–NCEA Financial Abuse Publications: Find a number of publications to learn more about financial abuse, its impact on communities, and how to protect yourself from financial abuse.
–NCEA Prevention, Education, and Outreach Publications: Find a number of publications to learn about the signs of financial abuse.
–NCEA Scammed, Now What Factsheet: This fact sheet provides tips on what to do if you have been targeted by a scammer including reporting links to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
–Money Smart for Older Adults Resource Guide: This course, by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), shares tips to plan for a more secure financial future, including how to guard against identity theft and other forms of financial exploitation, how to prepare financially for unexpected life events, and what to have ready in case disaster strikes.
–STEAP: The Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention toolkit offers customizable tools including graphics, brochures, and presentation materials to spread awareness about types of elder abuse including financial abuse.
–WEAAD: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15th, learn more about free tools you can use to spread awareness about elder abuse.