America Saves New Partner Packet: Ring in the New Year with a New Financial You

Another election season is behind us and one thing is for sure, many people are uncertain of what their financial situation will be in the coming years. What doesn’t change is the fact that people still need to have money saved to pay for unexpected expenses and even more to realize their savings goals. […]

FDIC Encourages Consumers to Develop a Plan to Save Toward Their Goals

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a press release today encouraging consumers to use America Saves Week as a time to begin or continue saving towards financial goals they have set for themselves.

America Saves Week, which runs between February 24 and March 1, 2014, is a week wherein various organizations engage the communities […]

FTC’s New Home for Consumer Information

The FTC’s New Home for Consumer Information

The FTC has moved its online consumer resources. The new location is www.consumer.ftc.gov. See Website image below.

What’s different? The site is dynamic and integrates a slew of features, including videos and games, better search results, and a blog. The information has been streamlined to highlight actionable, […]

America Saves Week February 25 – March 2, 2013

America Saves Week

February 25 – March 2, 2013

Resources for Non-Profits and Governments

America Saves Week, February 25 – March 2, 2013, is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

Each February, thousands of Non-Profits and Government organizations reach […]

CFPB Financial Protection for Older Americans

Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Office for Older Americans blog. Information about the office and resources for seniors.

Financial Protection for Older Americans

 

Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends. […]

April is Financial Literacy Month – A Great Time to Share Free Resources from the FTC

 

April is Financial Literacy Month A Great Time to Share Free Resources from the FTC

April is Financial Literacy Month, and the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has information to help you make the most of your money whether you’re a student, young adult, parent, older person, or military service member.

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EITC Awareness Day – January 27, 2012

EITC Awareness Day set for January 27, 2012

Nationwide in 2011, over 26 million people received nearly $59 billion in EITC.

EITC Statistics for California for tax returns filed during 2011:

State Number of EITC Claims Total EITC Amount Average EITC Amount NATIONAL

26.17 M

$58.62 B

$2,240

CALIFORNIA

2.91 […]

New Resource for Communities to Meet Financial Needs of Families

New Resource for Communities to Meet Financial Needs of Families By: Louisa Quittman U.S. Treasury The following information was published on Treasury Notes, the U.S. Treasury’s Blog regarding the relaunch of the Bank On Web site. … with support from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Treasurer of the City and County […]

10 Great Financial Resources – What’s My Score.org

From a recent blog by What’s My Score.org

10 great financial resources (government resources are highlighted with an asterisk *)…

Money Sites to Bookmark Now

Remember the good old days, when you had to order brochures through snail mail to get answers to questions like: What student loans are available? Is there free credit counseling […]

Increase Your Credit Savvy With These 5 Resources

From the WA DFI Blog, Money Talks.

Increase Your Credit Savvy With These 5 Resources

There are many great resources out there to help you learn more about credit and credit scores. Below are five that we pulled from our bookmarks that we think you should know about.

1. FICO – FICO is the credit […]