Financial Protection for Older Americans

Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends—but often scam artists or bad advice take away these opportunities. The Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans is here to give seniors information and tools to navigate safely through financial challenges.

Learn how to prevent elder financial exploitation using the Money Smart for Older Adults — Prevent Financial Exploitation curriculum. Produced in partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission (FDIC), consumers can download the resource guide from this page:
Money Smart for Older Adults

Financial caregiving is also an important task that many take on suddenly or with little preparation. The free, downloadable Managing Someone Else’s Money guides are available for agents under powers of attorney, court-appointed guardians, trustees, and government fiduciaries (Social Security representative payees and VA fiduciaries):
Managing Someone Else’s Money Guide

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