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How to Check Your Credit Score

You’ve made the decision to relocate, found an apartment or house and now it’s time to start the rental or purchasing process. One of the most important things a lender or management company looks at is your credit score. Do you know yours? If not, do you know how to get it?

This article from Consumer Affairs details why credit is important, a few ways obtain it, and also a way to way get your free credit report each year.

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2017 Jump$tart National Educator Conference

MFEC is offering two scholarships for Montana Teachers (PreK-12) to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, November 3-5, 2017 in Washington, D.C.


 

What, When and Where?

This conference, November 3-5, 2017 in Washington, D.C., offers classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try financial educational resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans; to attend informative financial education workshops under three different strands—advocacy, curriculum/content, and personal growth; to meet with leaders from finance and education; and to network with colleagues from across the country.

View the conference details: http://www.jumpstart.org/nec17.


How to apply for the scholarship

To apply for one of two MFEC scholarships that will cover the registration fee ($425) and transportation (up to $575) applicants must submit the following in letter format: (limit of 2 single spaced pages).

1. Applicant’s name, position, school (with a brief description of responsibilities).

2. Number of years of teaching.

3. Titles of courses taught during the past three years. Please specify which courses include personal finance.

4. Statement describing how the applicant anticipates using the information from the conference in their classroom.

5. Attach a letter from administrator with approval to attend the conference.

6. Submit application to Megan Vincent, mvincent2@mt.gov, by Friday, September 29, 2017.


How does the applicant share what was learned with the MFEC and other educators?

Applicants are asked to share what they learned with two follow-up activities.

1. Write a short article for CTE e-newsletters highlighting one concept you learned and will be implementing directly into your classroom to be shared with Montana CTE secondary educators. Due by December 1, 2017.

2. Pick of the following two options:

a. Prepare a presentation to share what you learned at the conference during one of the quarterly MFEC Board meetings (December 2017, March 2018, or June 2018). May be done in person in Helena or via technology.

b. Prepare and facilitate a workshop using the material learned at Jump$tart at an in-state professional development opportunity as agreed to by the MFEC Executive Board. Due by June 30, 2018.

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2017 Fraud Symposium

Strengthen your defenses against fraud – don’t miss this upcoming Fraud Symposium

August 24, 2017 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (MST) | Homewood Suites – Bozeman, MT


The Financial & Retailers Protection Association (FRPA), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and UMACHA bring you this annual event to provide the information you need regarding the latest in crime trends, cybersecurity and fraud prevention. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your local law enforcement and to gain practical tips to strengthen your defenses against fraud.

Qualifies for up to 6.6 AAP and 3.9 NCP Continuing Education Credits

Attend Payments University and the Fraud Symposium to earn up to 19.8 AAP and 8.4 NCP Continuing Education Credits 

Download Fraud Symposium Brochure here!

Who Should Attend?
RDFIs, ODFIs, Frontline & Cash Management

 

Pricing Information:

Members $300 | Non-Members $600

Click Here to Register Online!

 

 

Combo Pricing Information to attend Fraud Symposium and Payments University:
Members $575 | Non-Members $1,150

Click Here to Register Online for Both Events!

 

Hotel Information:

Homewood Suites
1023 Baxter Ln
Bozeman, MT 59715

A block of guest rooms have been reserved at the rate of $189 per night. To receive the group rate, make reservations prior to Saturday, July 22, 2017, or until room block is full.

Reservations by Phone: (406) 587-8180

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Please email info@umacha.org if you have any dietary restrictions.

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