Military Consumer Protection Day – Resources!

Military Consumer Protection Day – Resources!

Benefits for Illinois Veterans

Burial Benefits for Illinois Veterans

Charitable Donations for Veteran and Military Families

Consumer Protections for Veterans & Military Personnel (WA Attorney General)

Housing Assistance from HUD

Legal Assistance for Military and Veterans’ Households

New York State Attorney General – Veterans Resources Guide

New York State Attorney General-Tips to Military Service Members And Veterans Regarding . . . → Read More: Military Consumer Protection Day – Resources!

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Military Consumers: Salutes to you!

Military consumers: Salutes to you!

A message from the Bureau of Consumer Protection

Frequent relocation, separation from family and friends, the stresses of deployment and a steady paycheck from Uncle Sam can make military households an attractive target for scam artists. That’s why the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of . . . → Read More: Military Consumers: Salutes to you!

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Military Consumer Protection Day July 16

FTC, Partners To Recognize Second Annual Military Consumer Protection Day July 16

Campaign Members will host Twitter Chat to Discuss Identity Theft, Credit

The Federal Trade Commission, along with more than 30 public and private sector organizations, are collaborating to provide military consumers with free resources about managing their money, avoiding scams, and dealing with identity theft in . . . → Read More: Military Consumer Protection Day July 16

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CFPB: Building a Collection of Financial Education Materials at a Library Near You

Recent blog post from the CFPB

Building a collection of financial education materials for a library near you

We want to make libraries the go-to place for financial information in every community. And so far, we’ve been met with tremendous enthusiasm – from other government and nonprofit agencies, by library associations and administrators, and by librarians themselves. That’s . . . → Read More: CFPB: Building a Collection of Financial Education Materials at a Library Near You

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Helpful Consumer Complaint Template

Consumer Complaint Letter Template

Do you need to file a complaint about product or service you purchased, but don’t know where to start? Use this wizard to guide you through the process.

We’ve all had a bad experience with a company, whether it be for a service or a product that we have purchased at the . . . → Read More: Helpful Consumer Complaint Template

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Staying in a Hotel Soon? Scam Information from the FTC

Staying in a Hotel Soon? Scam Information from the FTC

Booking a hotel stay for a summer vacation? Before you check in, check out how scammers try to take advantage of travelers.

The late night call from the front desk

You think you’re getting a late-night call from the front desk telling you there’s a problem with your credit card, . . . → Read More: Staying in a Hotel Soon? Scam Information from the FTC

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FINRA: High-Yield CDs: Red Flags That Signal a Scam and more…

INVESTOR ALERTS

Check Out Your Financial Professional

Even if a close friend or family member recommends a financial professional, you should still check that person out. Before becoming a customer, take the time to confirm that the person you’re considering is currently registered, and look at the background of both the firm and the financial professional for . . . → Read More: FINRA: High-Yield CDs: Red Flags That Signal a Scam and more…

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The Mint: Summer is for Saving

Summer – that magical season where kids are home all day and parents have to find unique, fun ways to keep them entertained.

From The Mint

Below are a few ideas that combine quality time with opportunities to reinforce important lessons about money smarts.

1. Grocery Game Show

Turn your next shopping trip into a competition. Tell the kids what . . . → Read More: The Mint: Summer is for Saving

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Have a Consumer Question? Ask Marietta!

Have a Consumer Question? Ask Marietta!

Do you have a question about credit reports, mortgages or any other consumer issue?

Ask Marietta, the editor of the Consumer Action Handbook, and she could answer it live next Tuesday, June 24, during a Google Hangout.

You can email questions to Marietta at askmarietta@gsa.gov or tweet them using the hashtag #AskMarietta.

Then make . . . → Read More: Have a Consumer Question? Ask Marietta!

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Upcoming Homeownership Events

Upcoming Homeownership Events

Visit the Keep Your Home California Website for additional events and information.

Foreclosure Prevention and Intervention Workshop

June 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

NID-HCA Oakland,

7677 Oakport St. #1030, Oakland, CA 94621 United States

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 Homebuyer Education Workshop

June 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 . . . → Read More: Upcoming Homeownership Events

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