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Fighting Fraud 101 – Smart Tips for Investors

This pamphlet provides information on how to avoid investor fraud and warning signs to look out for that indicate you…

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VITA Sites Serving Native Communities: The State of the Field

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are a useful tool for providing free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate income people…

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Tax Time Savings for Native Communities: Ten Best Practices for Effective Native VITA Programs

Most rural Native VITA sites, unlike urban VITA sites, face a unique set of challenges. The geographic isolation, low volunteer…

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Learning by Doing: Financial Education for Native American Youth Receiving Large Lump-Sum Payouts

In October 2012, First Nations held a reality fair specifically tailored to Native individuals receiving a minor’s trust payment.  The…

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Crazy Cash City Evaluation Report

This report covers an innovative experiential learning approach to Native youth financial education.  In October 2012, First Nations piloted a…

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More Tax Time Troubles

In late 2011 and early 2012 First Nations Development Institute conducted a “mystery shopper” survey of tax preparation services in…

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Developing Innovations in Tribal Per Capita Distribution Payment Programs: Promoting Education, Savings and Investments for the Future

This report is dedicated to informing tribal leaders and citizens who are interested in designing per capita distribution programs that…

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Big Money: Structuring Minor’s Trust Programs for Native Communities

This manual is useful for tribal leaders interested in designing a minor’s trust program that promotes responsible money management for…

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Tax Time Troubles

First Nations Development Institute conducted a “mystery shopper” survey of tax preparation services in reservation border towns in New Mexico…