BBB: “Resources and Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection,” a webcast from CFPB Servicemember Affairs

“Resources and Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection,” a webcast from CFPB Servicemember Affairs

This production provides tips and information about ways to communicate with debt collectors. Includes resources from CFPB that you can use in dealing with debt . . . → Read More: BBB: “Resources and Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection,” a webcast from CFPB Servicemember Affairs

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CFPB announces 30 new Your Money, Your Goals partners to help low-income consumers – Including City of Los Angeles

CFPB announces 30 new Your Money, Your Goals partners to help low-income consumers

– The City of Los Angeles was added as a public entity partner

Original article posted on CFPB website https://caflm.blogs.ca.gov/wp-admin/post-new.php

We’re working to expand the reach of Your Money, Your Goals to more consumers, so we’ve selected 30 new organizations across the country to implement Your . . . → Read More: CFPB announces 30 new Your Money, Your Goals partners to help low-income consumers – Including City of Los Angeles

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CFPB: What you need to know if you were harmed by Wells Fargo

Posted by the CFPB.

If you were one of the thousands of people who incurred fees as a result of an unauthorized Wells Fargo account, the CFPB has ordered Wells Fargo to refund all of your money. Some payments have already been made; others will be sent in the coming months. Affected customers are not required to take . . . → Read More: CFPB: What you need to know if you were harmed by Wells Fargo

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SCO: It’s Back! Property Tax Postponement Program for Qualifying Seniors and Disabled

Property Tax Postponement

The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009.

The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home and an annual . . . → Read More: SCO: It’s Back! Property Tax Postponement Program for Qualifying Seniors and Disabled

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FCC: Data breaches and you – a new video

Data breaches and you – a new video

By the FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education

Another data breach. And this time, it’s your personal information. Take a deep breath. Then check out this new video from the FTC.

Go to https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/data-breaches-and-you-new-video?utm_source=govdelivery

The video walks you through the steps to take if your information was part of a data . . . → Read More: FCC: Data breaches and you – a new video

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From the BBB – Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

Our Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

September 15, 2016

This month, BBB’s Scam Alerts turn five years old. What have we learned over the past half decade? A lot, it turns out. To celebrate the anniversary, we are sharing our top five tips for spotting a scam.

Scam Alert’s Top Five Tips: 

Scammers are constantly coming up with new . . . → Read More: From the BBB – Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

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Money as You Grow Book Club

Money as You Grow book club

Start here to find popular books for children ages 4 to 10 that you can read together and discuss. Our book list and guides can help you get started reading and talking about money choices like saving, spending, and more.

About the book club

The Money as You Grow book club is . . . → Read More: Money as You Grow Book Club

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ANNOUNCING VIRTUAL HOMEOWNER WORKSHOP!

ANNOUNCING VIRTUAL HOMEOWNER WORKSHOP!

Are you a homeowner looking for assistance with your mortgage due to a financial hardship?

Learn how you can obtain up to $100,000 in assistance with your mortgage through the Keep Your Home California (KYHC) Program.

If you are interested in learning all about the KYHC Program join a virtual workshop on Wednesday, August 17 at 6pm from . . . → Read More: ANNOUNCING VIRTUAL HOMEOWNER WORKSHOP!

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Keep Your Home California Announced higher income limits in 26 counties will help more homeowners

Higher income limits in 26 counties will help more homeowners

Keep Your Home California recently increased homeowner income limits in 26 counties – or almost half of the counties in the state.

The higher income limits – a boost of several hundred to a couple thousand dollars – will allow more homeowners to . . . → Read More: Keep Your Home California Announced higher income limits in 26 counties will help more homeowners

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Financial Planning Days 2016

Come to a Financial Planning Day in your area  and get free, one-on-one advice from Certified Financial Planner™ professionals on a wide range of personal finance topics:

Budgeting
Credit & Debt
Investing
Retirement
Taxes
Homeownership
Estate Planning
Insurance
Employee Benefits
Education Savings
Small Business
… and many more!

You can also attend informative classroom workshops addressing key areas of financial planning.

Best of all, it’s all free and there are . . . → Read More: Financial Planning Days 2016

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