The following was published on the CFPB’s blog and provides a printable advice sheet on maintaining a good credit score.
Keeping a good credit score
Credit scores are important for consumers. They affect the rate of interest on a mortgage, credit card, or auto loan and can even play a role in whether you get auto or homeowners . . . → Read More: Keeping a good credit score – CFPB
A New Direction for the Assets & Opportunity Initiative: Creating a National Network
Since 2002, CFED has helped foster the emergence of state and local asset coalitions and their policy advocacy efforts. Primarily anchored by the Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, CFED has partnered with an expanding group of—primarily state-level—asset policy advocates and coalitions to increase awareness of . . . → Read More: CFED Assets and Opportunity Initiative
Community event in Sacramento
Re-Connect at the Family Life Center
Thursday, August 18th
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Dr. Ephraim Williams Family Life Center
4036 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820.
You are invited! Come get acquainted with the resources at the Family Life Center. RSVP by August 10, 2011 by calling (916) 737-7064 ext. 328 or by email Charles.Doss@stpaulsac.org.
For information on the sponsor, . . . → Read More: Community Event in Sacramento: Re-Connect at the Family Life Center
Elmo continues to make headlines for taking on financial literacy in a series of Sesame Street videos.
A selection of related news articles:
E is for Early Education (NBC Washington)
Talking Money with Elm0 (NY Times)
‘Sesame Street’ Tells You How to Get to Sunnier Days Financially (PBS Newshour)
Managing money with Muppets; young kids can learn financial literacy from Elmo, Grover . . . → Read More: Elmo Makes Headlines for Taking on Financial Literacy
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hit the ground running this week, launching functions and issuing a variety of required rules and reports that represent important steps in making the CFPB operational and effective from the start.
Today, the CFPB is sending introductory letters to the CEOs of the depository institutions – generally large banks and their . . . → Read More: CFPB Hits the Ground Running
Oakland Educator Recognized as National ‘Innovative Educator’ of the Month by Visa Inc.
Bay Area Volunteer Selected for Helping Consumers Tackle Their Financial Futures
According to a press release issued today by Visa Inc., Veronica Dangerfield of Oakland was recognized today by Visa Inc. as national “Innovative Educator” for the month of July for going above and beyond . . . → Read More: Oakland Educator Recognized as National ‘Innovative Educator’
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer . . . → Read More: Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Enjoy the rides, check the exhibits and learn how to avoid foreclosure.
Stop by the CalHFA Keep Your Home California program’s information table at the California State Fair, Building A, Booth 135.
For more information about Keep Your Home California, visit the CalHFA . . . → Read More: Enjoy the rides, check the exhibits and learn how to avoid foreclosure – CalHFA