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COMMUNITY FINANCIAL EDUCATION
At KSB Bank, one of our top priorities is consumer education.  As a partner with the Iowa Bankers Association, we understand the importance of making information available to educate consumers on what to look for (or lookout for) when shopping for a mortgage or a credit card, how to protect yourself from financial fraud, and other financial tips. 
 
If you have questions about financial issues, consult KSB Bank - your local, trusted banker.  Bankers are the most respected and knowledgeable financial professionals in your community. 
 
Financial Advice 
 
ABA Consumer Connection 
The Consumer Connection is your one-stop source for information and advice on banking and personal finance, brought to you by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation. ABA Consumer Connection  
 
Fraud Protection 
 
FDIC Consumer Protection Website 
Find resources provided by the FDIC to educate and protect consumers, revitalize communities, and promote compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending laws. FDIC-Consumer Page  
 
FTC Consumer Protection 
This section of the FTC website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics. The information here can help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights. Federal Trade Commission Consumer Protection  
 
Home Ownership 
 
FannieMae 
This site offers content, tools, and resources -- all in one convenient portal. You'll also find downloadable, easy-to-read files of several Fannie Mae brochures, enhanced search tools to locate Fannie Mae's lender partners, and a process to review mortgage solutions. Know Your Options 
 
HUD 
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. This site contains state by state resources as well as information on the homebuying process and working with Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD 
 
Iowa Mortgage Association 
The IMA is a statewide organization dedicated to representing the housing and mortgage financing initiatives in the state of Iowa. IMA members are dedicated to ongoing mortgage education, seminars and volunteer activities for the benefit of Iowa homeowners. Iowa Mortgage Association  
 
Iowa Attorney General 
A pilot project from the Iowa Attorney General’s office aims at avoiding a flood of subprime mortgage foreclosures in Iowa. Iowans facing a mortgage foreclosure should call 877-622-4866 (toll-free) to reach the Iowa Mediation Service. Iowa Mediation Service will take information from borrowers and then explore if a loan modification might work for both the borrower and lender. More information click here.  Attorney General’s Website 
 
Iowa Home Ownership Education Project  
There are numerous non-profit agencies that provide confidential financial guidance, free consumer credit counseling services and educational resources to Iowans. To find a financial counseling agency in your area, see the Iowa Home Ownership Education Project's Membership directory to search for a provider in your county. www.ihoep.com 
 
Home Loan Learning Center 
The HomeLoanLearningCenter.com provides step-by-step information on how to become financially literate. Armed with the facts, your next move could be into your own home. Learn about credit reports and scores; the true cost of owning a home; and how to compare the costs of owning versus renting a home. The Web site provides in-depth, easy-to-read home loan product information in the All About Mortgages section, which includes information on how to qualify for a loan, what the documents mean, what's in the mortgage payment and mortgage calculators to help consumers plan their payments. www.homeloanlearningcenter.com 
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