Featured Financial Literacy Program: BizMovie

BizWorld.org BizMovie

BizMovie brings the best of technology, business, and financial education to life for children in grades 3-8! During this project-based learning (PBL) curriculum unit, students become entrepreneurs as they work in teams of six to start and run their own movie production companies. This real-world simulation gives students the opportunity to create animated […]

California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair at State Capitol

California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair at State Capitol – April 2, 2014

Speakers:

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson

Anna Caballero, Secretary, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

Jan Lynn Owen, Commissioner, Department of Business Oversight

Controller John Chiang

Wayne Bell, Commissioner, California Bureau of […]

Teach Children to Save Classroom Visits

Teach Children to Save

April 11, 2014

Westlake Charter School, Sacramento

Alana Golden, Public Information Officer, California Department of Business Oversight, visited 4 – 2nd grade classrooms and 4- 3rd grade classrooms. The students learned about earning, saving, spending and sharing money. The students listened to a story about Sammy the rabbit’s first and favorite […]

Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE) Annual Speech Competition: Catch the Save Wave

Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE) Annual Speech Competition

Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE)

Annual Speech Competition

One of the best ways to help young Californians reach their goals is to encourage financial literacy.

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 the Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE) hosted their annual speech competition. Representatives from […]

Featured Financial Education Programs: FoolProof California

Featured Financial Education Programs: FoolProof California

6 Different Consumer Programs

Online Consumer News for Adults FoolProof for High Schools College-age? Go here. FoolProof for the Workplace FoolProof Homeschooling Online Consumer News for Youth

Nice! Both the Consumer Federation of America and the National Association of Consumer Advocates endorse the FoolProof programs.

Watch their videos!

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They’re baa-ack – FTC Says Bogus Emails are Circulating Again

They’re baa-ack

That was the catchphrase from the “Poltergeist” movie series, but the FTC wants to warn you about something more dangerous than ghostly apparitions emanating from your TV.

Bogus emails are making the rounds again that claim to be from the FTC. The subject line says “Pending consumer complaint” or words to that effect, […]

LA’S INVESTING IN WORKING FAMILIES CAMPAIGN – Saturday Workshops

LOS ANGELES INVESTING IN WORKING FAMILIES CAMPAIGN

Mayor Garcetti is Investing in Working Families every Saturday in April – Nationally recognized as Financial Literacy Month – to help you learn how to earn more, save more, and achieve financial security.

Experts will show you how to get cash for college, start a business, buy a […]

Saving Water Saves Money: “Save Our Water” Website Widget

“Save Our Water” Daily Water Saving Tip Widget

Saving water saves money.

Below is a fun widget that you can add to your Web site or blog to give your visitors a new “Water Saving Tip” every day!

The corresponding code can be directly put into your site.

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – California Financial Literacy Month

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN JR. • SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814 • (916) 445-2841

 

April 2014

Financial Literacy Month

Financial literacy empowers Californians to make wise financial decisions, improves the quality of their lives, and provides them with skills to achieve their financial goals.

The theme for this year’s […]

Make Sure Your Donations Count! FTC Warns About Scams to Help Victims Including Washington State Mudslide Victims

Helping victims of the Washington State mudslide — Make sure your donations count When disaster strikes, you can be sure that scam artists will be close behind. The latest example is the massive mudslide in Oso, Washington.

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, and Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General, urge […]