May is Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, 2018

May is Older Americans Month, a campaign to raise awareness of vital aging issues across the country. The DBO has valuable information and resources to help alert and educate California’s older adults about investment fraud, unscrupulous sales practices, and financial scams. Check out the links below to learn more.

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My Departure… Please Don’t Stop! Keep Going…

Hello!

As you may have heard, I’ll be leaving my position as director for education and outreach here at DBO, and my last day is coming up on Friday, April 13!

Starting Monday, April 16, I will serve as the assistant director of marketing and communications for the California Complete Count […]

DBO Student Loan Consumer Advisory

To protect themselves from unaffordable repayment plans and damage to their credit score, it’s important for student loan borrowers to be familiar with all of the repayment options available to them. When they are approved for a student loan, borrowers should review the loan type and know when they need to start making payments. […]

SAVE THE DATE! Financial Education Workshop in Sacramento

Financial Education Workshop

Speaker: Anita R. Johnson, Financial Psychologist

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PAYDAY LOANS – AVOID THE DEBT TRAP!

March 14, 2018 Robertson Community Center 3525 Norwood Ave. Sacramento, CA 95838 6:00pm – 8:00pm

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions […]

California Retirement Savings Program Now Called CalSavers

California State Treasurer John Chiang announced that the Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, which will provide retirement security to nearly 6.8 million private sector workers, has a new name: CalSavers.

“The name CalSavers truly reflects what this program is all about — providing an opportunity for millions of Californians to easily save for retirement […]

JOIN AARP FOR A FREE FINANCIAL WORKSHOP IN SACRAMENTO

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. South Natomas Community Center 2921 Truxel Road Sacramento, CA 95833

FREE workshop, “Finding Your Financial Freedom,” led by Anita Johnson, financial psychologist, entrepreneur, and founder of Money Wisdom for Women.

This interactive workshop provides practical tools and hands-on activities designed to help you arrange your […]

CFPB: Servicemembers should secure their identity after the Equifax data breach

If you were one of the many servicemembers and their families affected by the recent Equifax data breach, it is time for you to secure your identity. Thankfully, active duty servicemembers have special tools at their disposal, like active duty alerts or a security freeze, to reduce the risk of identity theft.

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Top Ten Scams of 2017

Top ten scams of 2017 Bogus Internet merchandise sales continue to bedevil consumers, top complaint list.

In 2017, for the fifth consecutive year, the National Consumers League’s Fraud.org received more complaints about Internet merchandise scams than any other type of fraud, making up nearly one-third (29.39%) of complaints received.

Read the full report here.

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AARP to Launch BankSafe Financial Exploitation Identification Training California One of Twelve States Selected for Pilot Launch

California financial institutions have an opportunity to be on the frontlines of combating financial exploitation in our state. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has partnered with more than 200 experts from banks and credit unions across the country to develop BankSafe, a first-of-its-kind, free training program that empowers frontline employees to identify […]

California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)

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The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is now bigger and better!

This cash-back credit is designed to put money in the pockets of low-income working families and individuals. Claiming this credit is easy. Eligible taxpayers just need to file a state tax return.

Many more families are now eligible for the […]