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New EMV/Chip Card

Central Bank is planning on changing our debit card to the new EMV/Chip technology for increased security for our customers. Keep an eye out for more information about this in the mail in the coming weeks.
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Shark Tank 2016
Winners from Lincoln College Prep
by Sarah Cousineau
The sharks were circling around our contestants at the 2nd Annual Shark Tank Contest sponsored by Central Bank of Kansas City. On April 1st, over 28 students from Lincoln College Prep and Northeast High School competed at the SE Branch of the KC Library as part of the Money Smart KC Opening events. The students were given the opportunity to create a wearable device that could help consumers in some way. The first place team won $1,000 and second place team won $500.
New Money Smart KC Website
Over 30 topics to discover
by Sarah Cousineau

Big News! Money Smart Kansas City has launched a new website that offers easy access to financial resources. The website features tips and tools on 30+ topics to help you manage and grow your money. You’ll discover links to local and national experts, access to live support, events/classes near you and much more. Central Bank of KC along with other Money Smart KC team members helped create the new, innovative website.
What to Know About Social Security Survivors Benefits
What affects your benefits, who’s eligible and more

Social Security survivors benefits are not something many people enjoy talking about, but it’s still important to learn about them. Any loss of a family member can be devastating, not only emotionally but also financially. It can be comforting to know, however, that members of your family may be eligible for survivors benefits after your death.

To-Do List for Getting Finances in Order
How to get financially organized

Do you often find you’re scatterbrained when it comes to keeping your finances in order? More important, do you spend more than you can afford? More than one-third of adults do, and an estimated 76 percent of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck, according to BankRate.com. And that means it’s time to start really getting down to business about keeping more organized to avoid spending more than you should be spending.
Healthy Desserts That Won’t Ruin Your Diet
Indulge yourself without feeling guilty with these healthy treats

When you’re on a diet, you tend to restrict yourself to only healthy foods, leading you to cross desserts entirely off your list. However, being on a diet doesn’t mean eating dessert is totally out of the question. In fact, allowing a small daily indulgence can help curb any cravings you might have.

TV Spinoffs That Were Actually Successful
From “Frasier” to “Family Matters,” take a look at five of TV’s most successful spinoffs

At a television show’s peak, or at the end of its run, it is not uncommon for network officials and producers to create new shows based on familiar characters in an attempt to capitalize on their popularity. These spinoffs actually became some of the most popular shows in the history of television.
Financial Tools for Small-Business Owners
Utilize these means to increase efficiency and your bottom line

While cutting costs and streamlining performance are essential for any small business, most startup owners don’t consider financial tools as the way to facilitate that.
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