June is Homeownership Month

June is Homeownership Month! This month-long national campaign reinforces the belief that owning a home remains one of the cornerstones of the American Dream. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, or facing foreclosure, learn important information and resources regarding homeownership and the home-buying process, loan modifications, foreclosure prevention, mortgage fraud, and mortgage-related scams. The […]

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 […]

2nd Annual Scholar Dollars Program – Enroll or Vote for a School

2nd Annual Scholar Dollars Program to Support K-8 Public and Charter Schools – $300,000 grant program provides funding for extracurricular activities vital to a well-rounded education

An important part of a young person’s education happens outside the classroom—in extracurricular activities like sports, music or computer lab. But California school districts, facing tight budgets, have found […]

PG&E Energy Assistance Agency and CARE program

PG&E Energy Assistance Agency and CARE program

Did you know that there are agencies in your area that could help provide you or your client with assistance in paying your utility bill?

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) customers are automatically eligible based on federal income guidelines to receive an assistance agency […]

SAVE THE DATE: California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair in Sacramento

 

SAVE THE DATE:

California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair Monday, April 17 11 am – 1 pm State Capitol, South Steps Sacramento

Visit exhibitors and receive free information about: Saving Credit Homeownership Insurance Consumer Protection and more!

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EITC Awareness Day – Friday, January 27, 2017 Join us in making the 11th annual Awareness Day as successful as last year’s

EITC Awareness Day

Join us for Awareness Day On Friday, January 27, 2017

Join us in making the 11th annual Awareness Day as successful as last year’s. Last year, we had our first experience using Thunderclap. We had 255 participants with a combined social reach of over 372,000. And, supporters sponsored 241 live events and […]

CFPB Helping Consumers Prepare for Delays in Receiving Tax Refunds

Starting this tax season, consumers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) on their income tax returns may have to wait longer than in previous years to receive their tax refund. Due to a new law, the IRS will not start […]

FCC: Data breaches and you – a new video

Data breaches and you – a new video

By the FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education

Another data breach. And this time, it’s your personal information. Take a deep breath. Then check out this new video from the FTC.

Go to https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/data-breaches-and-you-new-video?utm_source=govdelivery

The video walks you through the steps to take if your information […]

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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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 […]