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FDIC Newsletter Spring 2012: CDs, Cars, Education


Is the recent FDIC newsletter that has great guidance for buying bank certificates of deposit, paying for education and financing a new car

Sparkpoint Marin – hub for Financial Education and Services

Sparkpoint Marin

Sparkpoint is a United-Way sponsored one-stop shop for financial advice and counseling, located in central San Rafael   Classes have recently been scheduled for  various Thursdays 1/12/12 through 5/31/12. You must register in advance for classes. For more information see


Pay Day Plus SF

Six San Francisco credit unions have teamed up with the Bank on San Francisco Program to offer lower-cost access to short-term loans.

They are: Mission SF Federal Credit Union, 431-2268

Northeast Community Federal Credit Union 434-0738

Patelco Credit Union, 442-6200

Redwood Credit Union, 800-479-7928

San Francisco Federal Credit Union, 800-852-7598

Spectrum Credit Union, 800-782-8782

See also www.bankonsf.org and http://www.sftreasurer.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/tax/news/121709PaydayPlus.pdf

Bank on San Francisco

Bank on San Francisco is the first comprehensive program in the United States to serve the “unbanked,” those who live without access to mainstream financial institutions and are forced to rely on expensive check-cashing services.

For more information, see http://bankonsf.org/about


Current interest rates on mortgages, lines of credit, credit cards, money market funds, certificates of deposit and much more. Visit us!

ABA (Amer.Bankers Assn) Education Foundation

The ABA Education Foundation’s mission is to help bankers make their communities better through financial education.  The foundation operates two national financial education programs for bankers, Teach Children to Save and Get Smart About Credit.  It also publishes The Spirit of Banking, a monthly e-mail bulletin about financial education, advocates for banker-delivered financial education, such as in-school banks, and represents bankers within the financial education arena, specifically as part of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy’s Board of Directors. See our website for more information.

Basics of Saving and Investing

From the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission, here is a comprehensive resource about saving, investing, basic economics, interest rates and related subjects: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10035.html

Redwood Credit Union

RCU offers deposit and checking accounts, along with FREE options to maintain these accounts, including: Online Banking, Bill Pay, debit cards and more! 

See our website 

Bank of Marin

Bank of Marin is an active participant in financial education activities in Marin County.

See our website