There’s smart. And then there’s CFTC SmartCheck for Investors

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

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From the CFPB: Food for thought at your Thanksgiving Table

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

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Keep Your Home California can help homeowners who received HAMP modifications lower their monthly mortgage payments

Originally posted on Keep Your Home California blog

Keep Your Home California can help homeowners who received HAMP modifications lower their monthly mortgage payments

More than 300,000 homeowners in California have benefited from a federal program that lowers their interest rates – and their monthly mortgage payments.

The federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) has been a . . . → Read More: Keep Your Home California can help homeowners who received HAMP modifications lower their monthly mortgage payments

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FTC Issues FY 2014 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book

FTC Issues FY 2014 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book

More Than 217 Million Active Registrations Currently on Do Not Call List

he Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2014. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. Now in . . . → Read More: FTC Issues FY 2014 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book

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The Effectiveness of Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling and Financial Management Skills

The Effectiveness of Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling and Financial Management Skills

Homeownership remains a cherished goal for many people. However, developments in mortgage products and drastic changes in the housing market have made the realization of becoming a homeowner more challenging. Fortunately, homeownership counseling is available to help navigate prospective homebuyers in their quest. But the effectiveness of . . . → Read More: The Effectiveness of Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling and Financial Management Skills

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Invest It Forward

Invest It Forward

SIFMA and the SIFMA Foundation invite you to Invest It Forward™. Invest It Forward is an industry-wide financial education and capital markets literacy campaign convening hundreds of financial firms that are committed to giving young Americans a solid understanding of the capital markets system and the invaluable tools to achieve their dreams.

Here’s How to Invest . . . → Read More: Invest It Forward

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2013 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households – Summary

2013 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households

In June 2013, the FDIC sponsored the third National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households to collect data on the number of U.S. households that are unbanked and underbanked, their demographic characteristics, and their reasons for being unbanked and underbanked. This survey was conducted by the U.S. Census . . . → Read More: 2013 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households – Summary

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Webinar/Video: FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN) Meeting

FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN) Meeting

Title:  FDIC’s National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households,
Safe Banking Products, and BankOn 2.0

October 29, 2014
FDIC – New Auditorium, Virginia Square

Videos/Webcast of Advisory Committee Meeting (Video Help)

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9:00 to 9:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Martin J. . . . → Read More: Webinar/Video: FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN) Meeting

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FDIC Releases National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked

FDIC Releases National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked
Unbanked Households Decline to 9.6 Million
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released the results of the 2013 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, the most comprehensive survey on the subject in the United States. The survey indicates that the proportion of unbanked households declined from 8.2 . . . → Read More: FDIC Releases National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked

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2014-2015 Lights, Camera, Save! Contest

2014-2015 Lights, Camera, Save! Contest

2014-2015 Contest Overview

Lights, Camera, Save!, sponsored by Bank Financial Services Group, is a video contest that engages teens in educating themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely. Grand prize winners receive up to $5,000 towards their savings goal, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to . . . → Read More: 2014-2015 Lights, Camera, Save! Contest

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