That was the catchphrase from the “Poltergeist” movie series, but the FTC wants to warn you about something more dangerous than ghostly apparitions emanating from your TV.
Bogus emails are making the rounds again that claim to be from the FTC. The subject line says “Pending consumer complaint” or words to that effect, but they’re really from scammers . . . → Read More: They’re baa-ack – FTC Says Bogus Emails are Circulating Again
LOS ANGELES INVESTING IN WORKING FAMILIES CAMPAIGN
Mayor Garcetti is Investing in Working Families every Saturday in April – Nationally recognized as Financial Literacy Month – to help you learn how to earn more, save more, and achieve financial security.
Experts will show you how to get cash for college, start a business, buy a home, repair your . . . → Read More: LA’S INVESTING IN WORKING FAMILIES CAMPAIGN – Saturday Workshops
“Save Our Water” Daily Water Saving Tip Widget
Saving water saves money.
Below is a fun widget that you can add to your Web site or blog to give your visitors a new “Water Saving Tip” every day!
The corresponding code can be directly put into your site.
Your IT/Technical Staff should be able . . . → Read More: Saving Water Saves Money: “Save Our Water” Website Widget
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN JR. • SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814 • (916) 445-2841
Financial Literacy Month
Financial literacy empowers Californians to make wise financial decisions, improves the quality of their lives, and provides them with skills to achieve their financial goals.
The theme for this year’s California Financial Literacy Month is “Empowering Californians . . . → Read More: OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – California Financial Literacy Month
Helping victims of the Washington State mudslide — Make sure your donations count
When disaster strikes, you can be sure that scam artists will be close behind. The latest example is the massive mudslide in Oso, Washington.
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, and Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General, urge consumers to be on . . . → Read More: Make Sure Your Donations Count! FTC Warns About Scams to Help Victims Including Washington State Mudslide Victims
File your 2013 (current year) or 2012 (previous year) state tax return directly to FTB for free.
Use CalFile to e-file your state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board.
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Takes about 15 to 30 minutes to . . . → Read More: Try CalFile!
New Videos in Six Different Languages
Keep Your Home California commercial in Vietnamese
Keep Your Home California has created new Public Service Announcements in six different languages through a partnership with Crossings TV. The new videos are in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hmong, Russian, and English.
Keep Your Home California provides information and benefits to all eligible California homeowners who are . . . → Read More: Keep Your Home California – New Videos in Six Languages
Community Housing Opportunities (CHOC)
Financial Fitness Workshops
Gift Card Giveaway!
Where: Auberry Park Apartments Community Room
8120 Power Inn Road,
Sacramento, CA 95828
When: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Where: Washington Square Apartments Community Room
410 10th Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: Danbury Park Apartments Community Room
7840 Walerga Road,
Antelope, CA 95843
When: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Where: Acacia Meadows Apartments Community . . . → Read More: CHOC Financial Fitness Workshops
Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Military Spouse Fellowships
The application period for the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program is open until April 18, 2014. The program provides military spouses with the education and training needed to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation. If you know someone who might be a good candidate, please encourage him . . . → Read More: FINRA Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Military Spouse Fellowships
SAVE the DATE
2014 California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair
Who: Government agencies, financial institutions and non-profit community organizations
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: California State Capitol, North Steps (L Street), Sacramento, CA 95814
Resources and materials to better manage money, credit, investments, debt, and learn to avoid identity theft, protect privacy and avoid scams and fraud.
Participants . . . → Read More: California Financial Literacy Month – Resource Fair at the State Capital