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The Federal Trade Commission Raising Awareness about Charity Scams

Across the nation, regulators and charity officials are joining together to take part in the first International Charity Fraud Awareness Week. Learn how to make sure your money gets to where it will really make a difference. To check out… Continue Reading

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Consumer Alert: Fraudulent Wire and Electronic Fund Transfers

The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) issues a consumer alert about Fraudulent Wire and Electronic Fund Transfers Criminals and scammers are posing as legitimate companies and/or professionals to convince consumers with fraudulent instructions to divert funds electronically (money wires… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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SAVE THE DATE! Financial Education Workshop in Sacramento

Financial Education Workshop Speaker: Anita R. Johnson, Financial Psychologist Join Us! 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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading