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New Law Helps Put Kids From Low-Income and Middle Class Families

New Law Helps Put Kids From Low-Income and Middle Class Families on Path to Higher Learning Governor Brown Signs Every Kid Counts Act to Incentivize California Families to Save for College with ScholarShare   SACRAMENTO – Low- to moderate-income California families… Continue Reading

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CA Asset Building Coalition Event Update: Agenda

From Getting By to Getting Ahead: Paving the Way for Financial Success in California A statewide symposium to support asset building programs and policies in California December 4, 2012 8 am – 4 pm Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown 1055 Van… Continue Reading

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Protect Your Identity Week: Events in California

Protect Your Identity Week: October 20-27 Events in California Protect Your Identity Day 2001 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 10/20/12 at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM FREE and SECURE Shredding and e-waste recycling. SECURELY recycle computers, cell phones and other… Continue Reading

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What is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding The Internet has become an inexpensive and easy way for individuals and businesses to raise money for their activities. Congress recently passed the JOBS Act, which directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to create rules exempting crowdfunding from… Continue Reading

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2012 National Financial Capability Challenge – Participation Statistics National and California

2012 National Financial Capability Challenge – Participation Statistics Total number of students: 80,024 National average score: 69% Number of perfect scores: 583 Number of students in top 20 percent: 18,518 Total number of participating educators: 2,074 Total number of participating… Continue Reading

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Reverse Mortgages – Is One Right For You?

Reverse Mortgages – Is One Right For You? The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) released a new brochure this week on reverse mortgages. The 52-page brochure explains the pros and cons of reverse mortgages, a loan product geared towards… Continue Reading

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CAFLM Blog will Feature a Financial Literacy Program Every Day in March

In preparation of California Financial Literacy Month, April 2012, the CAFLM blog will feature a financial literacy program, service, or resource every day during the month of March. We did this last year with excellent results. Note: the CAFLM blog… Continue Reading

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Home Preservation Events by Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is conducting a series of Home Preservation Workshops as part of their Leading the Way Home program. Locations, Dates and Other Details Sacramento, California February 8 – 9, 2012 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sacramento Convention Center Hall D… Continue Reading

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2012 Financial Literacy Events, Initiatives and Resources

2012 Financial Literacy Events, Initiatives and Resources Follow us on Twitter @CAFLM Like us on Facebook Cal DFI EVENTS (Through April 2012) InvestWrite Essay Competition Nationwide The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation (SIFMA) needs volunteers to score essays… Continue Reading