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Resources for Older Underbanked and Unbanked Consumers

The AARP Foundation and AARP Public Policy Institute report “A Portrait of Older Underbanked and Unbanked Consumers: Findings from a National Survey” includes policy suggestions urging action to help individuals access financial services safely and cost-effectively through banking accounts.

The following list of resources offers consumers further advice and guidance on opening and choosing an appropriate account and managing it effectively to avoid fees. 

Find a low-cost, safe bank account with “Bank On”

“Bank On” programs bring together local governments, financial institutions, and community-based organizations to develop pathways for residents to access basic, low-cost, safe financial accounts, products and services, and high-quality financial education.  To help bring U.S. Department of the Treasury is developing a national Bank On USA initiative to help expand the community “Bank On” movement.

Learn more about “Bank Ons” and find out if a local program has launched near you.

BANKING 101

CHECKING BASICS

BANKING 102

SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

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Use the navigational menu to learn more about the tools and resources that will help low-income Americans age 50 and over regain control of their financial stability.

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AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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AARP Benefits QuickLink

See if you qualify for public assistance and you can save money on health care, medication, food, utilities, and more! Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50-plus homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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Back to Work 50+

We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Read