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Dollars and Cents: Fundamental Facts about U.S. Money shares historical information and fun facts about U.S. currency and coin. This interactive publication explains how money is designed and made, what some of its features are, how it circulates, and more.

A Guide to Your First Bank Account describes the advantages of having a bank account, outlining the types of accounts available and how to open and manage an account. The brochure also answers some basic questions about information security, privacy protection, and banking resources for non-English speakers.

Paying for It: Checks, Cash, and Electronic Payments provides information about the most common methods of making payments and describes the Federal Reserve's role in the nation's payment system. The document describes how checks and electronic payments work and discusses how currency is processed and distributed. Available only online.