We recently participated in the Mediaplanet Financial Literacy campaign in which industry advocates and leaders came together to deliver financial knowledge and advice that highlight tools and institutions that can be utilized to maximize income and make right investment choices to help plan for a healthy financial future.
The campaign was distributed through the San Francisco Chronicle . . . → Read More: We’re Featured in Mediaplanet Financial Literacy Campaign
Keep Your Home California Changes Program Criteria To Help Unemployed Homeowners
Posted: December 17, 2014
Expands Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program to 18 months
SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California announced changes that will help more low-and moderate-income homeowners qualify for as much as $54,000 from the free mortgage-assistance program. The changes affect the Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program, . . . → Read More: Keep Your Home California Changes Program Criteria To Help Unemployed Homeowners
Looking for the Best Mortgage
Shopping around for a home loan or mortgage will help you to get the best financing deal. A mortgage–whether it’s a home purchase, a refinancing, or a home equity loan–is a product, just like a car, so the price and terms may be negotiable. You’ll want to compare all the costs involved . . . → Read More: FDIC: Looking for the Best Mortgage
December 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
NID Housing Counseling Agency – Oakland,
7677 Oakport St., Oakland, CA 94621 United States
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Download . . . → Read More: Housing Fair in Oakland on Dec 13
An Educational Program for California’s Youth!
WHAT IS LIFESMARTS?
LifeSmarts is a FREE educational program that develops the consumer and marketplace skills of teenagers in a fun way and rewards them for the knowledge they demonstrate. Students learn about personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology, health and safety and the environment to prepare for today’s dynamic . . . → Read More: Los Angeles Announces Life Smarts – An educational program for youth
LifeSmarts is an educational program of the National Consumers League that develops meaningful marketplace skills in teenagers and provides them with a competitive venue to showcase the
knowledge they’ve gained. The program complements any curriculum in middle schools and high schools and is used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations.
. . . → Read More: LifeSmarts
CalHFA’s Homebuyer Education
ONLINE: You can take eHome’s eight-hour Homebuyer Education course online.
IN-PERSON: Face-to-face Homebuyer Education through any HUD-Approved Housing . . . → Read More: CalHFA’s Homebuyer Education – Online and In-Person
Hardship & Foreclosure Assistance
Are you experiencing financial hardship and having difficulties making your mortgage payment? Visit CalHFA’s Hardship Assistance Page to view options available to you.
Keep Your Home California programs are designed for homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages.
The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) is available on loans owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie . . . → Read More: Hardship & Foreclosure Assistance
There’s smart. And then there’s CFTC SmartCheck.
Investors often fail to check the background of their financial professional, making themselves vulnerable to fraudsters. Additionally, investors can sometimes overlook signs that indicate there’s something wrong with the person, and instead focus on just the supposed profit. This can leave them vulnerable to fraud and financial predators.
To help, the . . . → Read More: There’s smart. And then there’s CFTC SmartCheck for Investors
Food for thought at your Thanksgiving Table
Originally posted on the CFPB Blog
It’s almost Thanksgiving, and like most Americans, I’m looking forward to eating all my favorite holiday dishes and spending some quality time with my family. This year I’ve got it easy. I’ll be spending my holiday going to see the latest blockbuster movie with my . . . → Read More: From the CFPB: Food for thought at your Thanksgiving Table