From the BBB – Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

Our Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams September 15, 2016 This month, BBB’s Scam Alerts turn five years old. What have we learned over the past half decade? A lot, it turns out. To celebrate the anniversary, we are sharing our top five tips for spotting a scam.

Scam Alert’s Top Five Tips:

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Money as You Grow Book Club

Money as You Grow book club

Start here to find popular books for children ages 4 to 10 that you can read together and discuss. Our book list and guides can help you get started reading and talking about money choices like saving, spending, and more.

About the book club

The Money as […]

CalHFA: Final Week For Free Homebuyer Education

Final Week For Free Homebuyer Education

CalHFA is celebrating National Homeownership Month by offering its homebuyer education course for free until June 30. Visit our homebuyer education page, and get signed up for the five-hour course.

Homebuyer education certificates are good for a full year, so whether you are buying now […]

Annual Financial Literacy Event at State Capitol Highlights Programs and Resources – Featuring Community College Foundation eBus mobile computer lab

Annual Financial Literacy Event at State Capitol Highlights Programs and Resources

The importance of financial literacy and financial education efforts will be highlighted at the annual California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair at the State Capitol. Booths from the Department of Business Oversight and other State agencies and organizations will provide free materials and information […]

Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future

Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future Content Highlights A Financial Warmup Your Savings Fitness Dream How’s Your Financial Fitness? Avoiding Financial Setbacks Boost Your Financial Performance Strengthening Your Fitness Plan Personal Financial Fitness Maximizing Your Workout Potential Employer Fitness Program Financial Fitness for the Self-Employed A Lifetime of Financial Growth […]

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2016

NCPW 2016

The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) encourages all Californians to observe National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 6 through 12. In recognition, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has issued a proclamation that stresses the importance of giving consumers the knowledge and skills they need to make safe and successful financial choices. […]

Report identity theft and get a personal recovery plan at IdentityTheft.gov

Report identity theft and get a personal recovery plan at IdentityTheft.gov

Millions of people are affected by identity theft each year. It might start with a mysterious credit card charge, a bill you don’t recognize, or a letter from the IRS that says you already got your refund — even though you didn’t.

If someone […]

New DBO Veterans Handbook

New DBO Veterans Handbook

On Your Guard Managing Money Using Credit Buying a Home Shopping for a Loan Long-Term Planning Saving and Investing Investment Strategy Numbers to Call for Assistance

Review the new handbook: http://www.dbo.ca.gov/Consumers/brochures/veterans_handbook.pdf

To order free copies: email outreach@dbo.ca.gov

ABA: Safe Banking for Seniors

A campaign to educate seniors and their caregivers on the risks of financial fraud

​Financial abuse against older Americans can take many forms, from illegal debits, to third-party scams and even unauthorized withdrawals by an approved caregiver. And with the share of the U.S. population 60 years and over projected to reach 30 percent […]

CFPB – Managing Someone Else’s Money

Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a family member or friend who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. We’ve heard from these financial caregivers about how tough it can be. So we created guides for caregivers all over the country.

Read about how we are helping financial caregivers: consumerfinance.gov/blog/managing-someone-elses-money-guides-for-your-state/

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