Helpful Links

FDIC
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's mission is to maintain the stability of and public confidence in the nation's financial system. Learn about FDIC insurance, find out if your bank and deposits are insured.

Calculate Your FDIC Coverage
Calculate the insurance coverage of all types of deposit accounts offered by FDIC-insured banks.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Learn how to prevent and avoid e-mail scams and how to deal with deceptive spam.

Free Annual Credit Report
Consumers are entitled to one free copy of their credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Each credit bureau may have different information, so it is important to obtain a report from each of the credit bureaus. Experts recommend consumers should check their reports each year. It gives consumers the opportunity to correct misreported information and guard against identity theft. The Maine Bureau of Financial Institutions has published a consumer awareness brochure, Credit Reports and Identitity Theft, with more information. Download the brochure now.

Maine State Housing Authority
MaineHousing offers programs and services that make housing more affordable to Maine people.

MyMoney.gov
The Federal Government's website dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money - how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet their personal goals. You can use the resources on this site to learn how to manage your money better - and we hope you'll share what you learn with others.

NextGen College Investing Plan®
The State of Maine, through the Office of the State Treasurer and the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), has arranged with Merrill Lynch to bring you the NextGen College Investing Plan, a Section 529 account. The NextGen Plan offers the opportunity to invest for higher education.

U.S. Savings Bonds
Learn about U. S. Savings Bonds, Treasury bonds, notes, bills, and TIPS, check the value of your savings bonds, and more.