Education Center

At Farmers Bank & Trust, we wish to be your financial partner through all stages of your financial journey. Below are resources that customers and non-customers may find beneficial regarding financial education, information security, consumer protection topics and more! As always, if you have specific questions, please contact us.

Resources

FHSU Small Business Development Center

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of ownership and assists existing businesses in their efforts to remain competitive. SBDC services enable Kansas entrepreneurs to make better, more informed business decisions, to avoid costly mistakes, and to prepare thorough and complete business plans needed both to obtain financing and to effectively manage their operation. Services are confidential and free of charge.

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MyMoney.gov

Financial literacy site with tools and education on the five building blocks for managing and growing your money -- earn, save & invest, protect, spend, borrow.

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Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (CDARS)

Any organization or individual who wants to access FDIC insurance through a single bank relationship can benefit from CDARS.

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360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, a public service campaign sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and the Ad Council, encourages Americans ages 25 to 34 to take control of personal finances. Free resources, financial tips and daily social posts help millennials save and budget regularly and wisely.

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American Bankers Association - Consumer Resources

Housing questions and answers, protecting and budgeting your money, calculators and more!

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Protect Your Information

Visit our Protect Your Information page to learn best practices to protect yourself from identity theft.

Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE)

Want to learn more about how your accounts are covered by FDIC Deposit Insurance? Use the Deposit Insurance Estimator to find out how your funds are protected.

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Guides to Help Manage Your Account

The site, published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has helpful information regarding choosing and managing checking accounts.

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Consumer Protection Topics

This page hosted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has many topics and tips for consumer protection including information on credit cards, credit reports, financial privacy and mortgages.

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Practical Money Skills

Financial literacy, calculators, budgeting, lesson plans and more!

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In Person Education

Looking for a speaker for your classroom or organization? Our knowledgeable employees can come to your school or business to discuss a variety of cybersecurity or financial education topics for all age levels. Contact your local branch to discuss options.

 

Identity Theft

What to do if your identity is stolen

  • Notify the credit bureaus. 
    • Equifax: 800-525-6285
    • Experian: 888-397-3742
    • TransUnion: 800-680-7289
  • Notify your financial institutions.
  • Notify the Federal Trade Commission at 877-438-4338 www.ftc.gov/idtheft
  • Keep a record of events.
  • File a police report with your local police department.

For more information on how to protect yourself and your assets, please visit the following websites:

More Resources

National Do Not Call List

1-888-382-1222
www.donotcall.gov 

Opt Out to Stop Unsolicited Offers

1-888-567-8688
www.optoutprescreen.com 

To report Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Kansas Adult Protective Services

800-922-5330
Missouri Adult Protective Services

800-392-0210

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