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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Find out more […]

FDIC White Paper: Assessing The Economic Inclusion Potential Of Mobile Financial Services

ASSESSING THE ECONOMIC INCLUSION POTENTIAL OF MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES

Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Last Revised: April 23, 2014

This white paper is presented for discussion purposes and does not represent official policy views of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Assessing the Economic Inclusion […]

USA.gov Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer

Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer

For the majority of Americans who plan to take a vacation, attend a concert, or work on their home or garden this summer, this season comes with its own unique consumer challenges. Here are the top five scams and frauds to be alert for this […]

CalHFA Launches New 97% LTV Conventional Loan Programs and Energy Efficient Mortgage + Grant Program

CalHFA Launches New 97% LTV Conventional Loan Programs and Energy Efficient Mortgage + Grant Program

CalHFA announced a new program in May 2014. Two of the new programs are conventionally insured, first mortgage loans offering a maximum LTV of 97.00%. The third is CalHFA’s Energy Efficient Mortgage combined with a grant to allow […]

June is National Homeownership Month – CalHFA Loan Programs

CalHFA Loan Programs

CalHFA offers a variety of loan programs for first-time homebuyers.

FIRST MORTGAGE PROGRAMS

Government Insured Loans

CalPLUS FHA Loan Program The CalPLUS FHA program is an FHA-insured loan featuring a CalHFA fixed interest rate first mortgage. This loan is fully amortized for a 30-year term and is combined with the […]