Security is important to many people, in multiple ways.  The concept of Protection provides security in your finances in multiple ways.  After obtaining the Protect badge, you should:

  • Be able to choose appropriate insurance for your needs.
  • Identify how to build an emergency fund.
  • Know how to shop around for insurance and other services to protect your assets.
  • Protect your identity.
  • Be able to avoid fraud and scams.
  • Understand how to review your credit report.
  • Understand the role of diversification in protecting against financial loss.

To get the Protect badge, you must participate in at least three Protection-focused learning activities, at least one of which is highly encouraged to be in person.  Below is a list of online and in-person financial education opportunities that count towards the Protect badge.

Credit Check Clinic
Identity Theft Protection Workshop
Secrets of Credit Reports Unveiled
Is Your Financial Security at Risk? Quiz
Identity Theft iGrad Module

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