Navigating the Market
A comparison of spending on financial education and financial marketing
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB) looked at the information sources consumers are exposed to when they make financial decisions.
Empowering consumers to make the financial decisions that will help them meet their own life goals is a critical part of . . . → Read More: CFPB Report: Navigating the Market – A comparison of spending on financial education and financial marketing
Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers
The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog. You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
When buying online, you are likely to come across at least one online scam, if not more. They come in all forms, pop-up windows, offers directly to your email inbox and in search results. To protect yourself, keep . . . → Read More: Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers
CFPB Report: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers
The low-income and economically vulnerable population includes as many as 100 million people. These consumers are diverse in culture, geography, stage of life, and financial status. Last year, the CFPB’s Office of Financial Empowerment hosted a forum to examine the unique consumer financial product and service needs of . . . → Read More: CFPB Report: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers
U.S. Senate Aging Committee Launches New Anti-Fraud Hotline and Website to Assist Seniors
If you or someone you know suspect you’ve been victim of a scam or fraud aimed at seniors, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has set up a new toll-free hotline to help.
The hotline was unveiled today . . . → Read More: US Senate Aging Committee Launches New Anti-Fraud Hotline and Website to Assist Seniors
How to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
The FTC provided the following information regarding charity to the Philippines and charity scams to be aware of.
The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has left many people asking how they can help.
If you’re looking for a way to give, the Federal Trade Commission, the . . . → Read More: FTC: How to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Sacramento Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair
WE Connect and SEIU-UHW bring you
Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair
Saturday November 9th, 2013
9am – 2pm
Sacramento Convention Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
ALL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARE FREE
Money Saving Programs & Services (Bank On Sacramento, ClearPoint Credit Counseling, SAFE Credit Union, California Financial Literacy Month!)
WHAT YOU . . . → Read More: Sacramento Health Care Enrollment and Financial Resource Fair – Saturday, Nov. 9 in Sacramento!
Keep Your Home California Debuts Servicer Scorecards
Detailing How Servicers Are Participating in Mortgage Program
Keep Your Home California unveiled an online Servicer Scorecard, making it easy for financially strapped homeowners to determine how mortgage servicers are working with the state-run program.
Each month, Keep Your Home California – a free mortgage-assistance program for hard-hit homeowners – will assess the . . . → Read More: Keep Your Home California Debuts Servicer Scorecards – Detailing How Servicers Are Doing…
The following movie by SALTmoney.org was shared during today’s U.S. Treasury’s Financial Literacy and Education Commission meeting.
Movie: About The Red
What scares you?
For many, it’s something like the inescapable, suffocating cloud of smoke that torments its victims in The Red. At SALT™, it’s the financial dread that the smoke represents. More than 10 million people under 30 years . . . → Read More: Student Debt Movie: Face The Red With SALTmoney.org
INFOGRAPHIC: Small Business Lending Fund Participants Increase Small Business Lending By More Than $10 Billion
The U.S. Treasury Department released a new report today showing that participants receiving capital through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) nationwide have boosted small business lending by $10.4 billion over baseline levels since the depths of the recession and $1.4 billion over the prior quarter. The reported aggregate lending . . . → Read More: INFOGRAPHIC: Small Business Lending Fund Participants Increase Small Business Lending By More Than $10 Billion
Register today: San Francisco Train-the-trainer Session on Money Smart for Older Adults
Two events: Financial Institutions Only and Senior Service Providers. See dates below.
Please join us for a train-the-trainer session on Money Smart for Older Adults: Prevent Financial Exploitation…
Presented by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), in collaboration with the . . . → Read More: Register Today! San Francisco Train-the-Trainer Session on Money Smart for Older Adults