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    FACTS

    • Over 25 bank and credit union branches are participating in Bank on California. Look for the "Bank on California" sign in the window of your local branch.
    • One in five Californians does not have a checking account
    • Nearly half of Californians do not have a savings account
    • The average unbanked worker will throw away more than $40,000 over a lifetime to cash checks and pay bills.

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    Why spend hundreds of dollars a year to cash your checks when you can deposit your money for free and pay your bills at no additional cost? Today, everybody can get a bank account. Even if you've had problems with an account in the past, have never had an account before, or don't have a social security number, you can open a bank account in Sacramento.

    Bank on Sacramento is a joint effort of the United Way California Capital Region, the State Department of Business Ovesight, City of Sacramento, Office of Mayor Kevin Johnson, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, local Financial Institutions and Nonprofit Organizations.

    WHY DO I NEED
    AN ACCOUNT?

    By opening a bank account, you can take an important step toward financial security. With a free or low-cost account, you can start to save for the future and establish a credit history that will help you enter the financial mainstream and achieve your dreams.

    HOW DO I OPEN
    AN ACCOUNT?

    Use our easy bank locator tool or call 2-1-1 to find a participating bank or credit union with account options that meet your needs. The bank or credit union staff will answer all of your questions and walk you through each step of the process.

    MANAGING
    YOUR FINANCES

    Discover free classes and services that will help you achieve financial freedom. Find information about establishing financial goals, managing a budget, getting out of debt, locating free day care, and many other topics.

       


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