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Older consumers “seniors” can tell debt collectors: “My benefits are protected from garnishment.”

Did you know that Social Security and VA benefits are generally protected from garnishment to pay a debt to a private person or company? Most debt collectors can’t garnish money in your bank account to pay a debt. You can… Continue Reading

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

Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE)   “Wild About Saving” Annual Speech Competition The speech competition was held on April 16th. This year’s theme was based on the 2015 National Youth Involvement Week theme – Wild About Saving.   One of the best… Continue Reading

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Keep Your Home California – Criteria of Programs Expanded to Help Homeowners Attain Affordable Mortgage Payments

Criteria of Programs Expanded to Help Homeowners Attain Affordable Mortgage Payments   Keep Your Home California recently announced changes to the Principal Reduction Program and the Mortgage Reinstatement Assistance Program to help more low and moderate income homeowners remain in… Continue Reading

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Teach Children to Save – Classroom Presentations

Teach Children to Save – Classroom Presentations Alana Golden, DBO Teach Children to Save (TCTS) is a national program–sponsored by the ABA Community Engagement Foundation–that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a savings habit early in life. ​​On… Continue Reading

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Nat$ave in the Bank – Empowering Native Youth to Get a Head Start on Building Their Financial Futures

Empowering Native Youth to Get a Head Start on Building Their Financial Futures A financial literacy month initiative of NFEC and NCAI The Native Financial Education Coalition (NFEC) and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) launched NAT$VE in the… Continue Reading

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Grants – Assets for Independence Demonstration Program

Assets for Independence Demonstration Program HHS-2015-ACF-OCS-EI-1005 Summary Funding Oppportunity Title: Assets for Independence Demonstration Program Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-OCS-EI-1005 Program Office: Office of Community Services Funding Type: Discretionary Funding Instrument Type: Grant Announcement Type: Modification CFDA: 93.602 Post Date: 05/01/2015… Continue Reading