EITC Tweets! For EITC Awareness Day

EITC Tweets

Is your organization on Twitter? Help spread the word about the Earned Income Tax Credit. The sample EITC tweets are part of an EITC Outreach Partner Toolkit, see the IRS EITC Web site for more information.

Tweet now through April 17, 2012. A great day to start is January 27, 2012 — EITC […]

EITC Awareness Day – January 27, 2012

EITC Awareness Day set for January 27, 2012

Nationwide in 2011, over 26 million people received nearly $59 billion in EITC.

EITC Statistics for California for tax returns filed during 2011:

State Number of EITC Claims Total EITC Amount Average EITC Amount NATIONAL

26.17 M

$58.62 B



2.91 […]

Protect Kids Online – OnGuardOnline.gov


Protect Kids Online

Kids have lots of opportunities for socializing online, but they come with certain risks. Parents can help reduce these risks by talking to kids about making safe, responsible decisions. OnGuardOnline.gov provides information on protecting kids online.

Kids’ Privacy

Information about parents’ rights under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Begins Taking Whistleblower Tips

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)) has announced that whistleblowers can alert the CFPB to potential violations of federal consumer financial laws in multiple ways. “We are providing whistleblowers and other knowledgeable sources with a direct line of communication to the CFPB,” said Rich Cordray, Assistant Director of Enforcement for the CFPB. “Their tips will […]

Printable Spending Journal for High School Students

A printable spending journal for high school and college students from FoolProof Financial Education.

What’s your cash flow?!

Click on image or click here to go to the FoolProof Web site to download the spending journal.

FTC Consumer Alert: Spotting an Impostor

FTC Consumer Alert

Spotting an Impostor:

Scammers Pose as Friends, Family and Government Agencies

It’s easy to think “It couldn’t happen to me.” But scammers know how to get around our better judgment. They play on our emotions or promise big payoffs to get us to act. And many use the names of government agencies […]

What does a money transfer scam look like?

What does a money transfer scam look like?

The Grandparent Scam

David Vladeck, Director – Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Tips for Avoiding Mortgage Modification Scams


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, U.S. Treasury and Special Inspector General issued tips for homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments.

Tips for Avoiding Mortgage Modification Scams Homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments should beware of con artists and scams that promise to save their homes and lower their mortgage […]

Calling all High School Educators! National Financial Capability Challenge

National Financial Capability Challenge – Educators – Sign up now to be part of the Challenge

March 12 – April 13, 2012

What is the National Financial Capability Challenge?

The National Financial Capability Challenge is an awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United […]

Bank On Webinar Recording

Bank On Webinar Recording

On Thursday, December 1, presenters from CFED, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the National League of Cities and the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment presented on a webinar about the national Bank On field.

The hour-and-a-half-long discussion, including presenters’ remarks and a demonstration of this website, can be […]