We are included in MediaplanetUSA’s Financial Literacy campaign!

We recently participated in MediaplanetUSA’s Financial Literacy campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to educate and empower Americans to take action in managing their own personal finances by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make responsible financial decisions on matters of proper budgeting, retirement savings, managing investments and avoiding debt.

The campaign . . . → Read More: We are included in MediaplanetUSA’s Financial Literacy campaign!

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Guard Against Fraud

Look for the Department of Business Oversight newspaper insert in your local newspaper on Sunday, June 28.

Guard Against Fraud – Assistance from the California Department of Business Oversight Can Help Consumers Make Educated Financial Decisions and Guard Against Fraud.

Click on image to read . . . → Read More: Guard Against Fraud

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Keep Your Home CA Blog: CalHFA is Opening the Door to Homeownership

CalHFA: Opening the Door to Homeownership

June is National Homeownership Month, an effort to educate consumers about the benefits and the far-reaching effects of homeownership.

Homeownership is about building roots in a community, committing to a neighborhood and gaining more financial stability.

“Owning a home is one of the best ways American families can enter the middle class,” U.S. Department . . . → Read More: Keep Your Home CA Blog: CalHFA is Opening the Door to Homeownership

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CalHFA Celebrates Homeownership Month – Offers Multiple Programs to Help Buyers Achieve Dreams of Purchasing a Home

California Housing Finance Agency Celebrates Homeownership Month
Offers Multiple Programs to Help Buyers Achieve Dreams of Purchasing a Home

June is National Homeownership month, the market is turning around and there are thousands of families who can now take advantage of low interest rates and down payment assistance to make the jump from renting to owning.

Homes are selling . . . → Read More: CalHFA Celebrates Homeownership Month – Offers Multiple Programs to Help Buyers Achieve Dreams of Purchasing a Home

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DBO Online Financial Education – Financing a New Home

  

 

 

 

 

Expand your financial knowledge today!

At DBO, we are committed to helping you pave a path toward a secure financial future. And that begins with a solid understanding of key financial concepts, such as savings, investing, mortgages, credit cards, credit scores, and much more.

As a consumer, you now have access to an online money management program . . . → Read More: DBO Online Financial Education – Financing a New Home

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 16
Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors

Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.”

Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts.

Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so . . . → Read More: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors

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FDIC Consumer Newsletter Features Tips for Teaching Young People About Money

FDIC Consumer Newsletter Features Tips for Teaching Young People About Money

Other topics include computer security for bank customers, credit scores, and a new savings account for children with disabilities. Parents and caregivers don’t have to be financial experts to teach young people to be responsible with money. The latest FDIC Consumer News features tips to help . . . → Read More: FDIC Consumer Newsletter Features Tips for Teaching Young People About Money

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Keep Your Home California – Recent Blog Post: Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program

Keep Your Home California – Recent Blog Post:

 

Employment Development Department, Keep Your Home California team up to connect with more than 1 million out-of-work Californians about Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program

 

California’s economy continues to improve, with more than 1.53 million jobs created since the recovery started in early 2010 – and the lowest unemployment rate in more than . . . → Read More: Keep Your Home California – Recent Blog Post: Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program

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Keep Your Home California – Website Updates

Keep Your Home California Website Updates

Program updates
Eligibility Calculator
Updated Q&A

There have been several changes at Keep Your Home California in the past few months – and at times it can seem difficult to keep up with all the new information. As a result of all the changes, we have made various updates to our website, to ensure . . . → Read More: Keep Your Home California – Website Updates

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Older consumers “seniors” can tell debt collectors: “My benefits are protected from garnishment.”

Did you know that Social Security and VA benefits are generally protected from garnishment to pay a debt to a private person or company? Most debt collectors can’t garnish money in your bank account to pay a debt.

You can download a CFPB  fact sheet from the Consumer Advisory: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/blog/consumer-advisory-your-benefits-are-protected-from-garnishment/

Here’s how the federal protection works:

Banks must automatically check . . . → Read More: Older consumers “seniors” can tell debt collectors: “My benefits are protected from garnishment.”

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