The FDIC Fall 2010 Consumer News features a quiz on financial scams.
Con artists are very good at tricking consumers into parting with money or divulging personal information that can be used to commit fraud. To help test people’s knowledge about financial scams, the FDIC produced the following quiz on common frauds and their warning signs. Other timely articles discuss . . . → Read More: Can You Spot a Scam? Take the FDIC Quiz
2011 is only a month away!
It’s a great time to sit down –with a cup of hot cocoa– and focus on your credit and how you can improve your credit score during the coming year.
The following list was compiled by the Federal Reserve Board and explains how to obtain your credit report, how credit scores are . . . → Read More: 5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Shopping on the internet can be economical, convenient, and no less safe than shopping in a store or by mail. To help keep your online shopping experience . . . → Read More: BEFORE YOU SHOP ONLINE!
Californians, have your requested your free annual credit report this year? Do you understand all the terms and numbers and how they affect your credit score?
The Federal Reserve recently announced a new online resource that provides practical answers to questions about credit reports, credit scores, and the importance of protecting personal credit histories.
The Consumer’s Guide to Credit Reports . . . → Read More: Online publication on credit reports and credit scores from Federal Reserve
The U.S. Department of Labor and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have joined together to create a new web site to help business owners choose retirement plans.
In today’s business environment, many business owners have realized that successful retirement planning has become a necessity to attract and retain productive employees. As a result, business owners are . . . → Read More: New retirement site for business owners from U.S. Dept. of Labor
Economic Education Resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Fed provides a number of educational resources to consumers interested in economics, personal finance and the inner workings of the Federal Reserve System.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago believes that economic and financial literacy serve critical roles in helping consumers make better decisions with their . . . → Read More: Economic Tools for Teachers from the FRB-Chicago
Do you have a child going off to college next fall? The federal government’s financial aid application (the FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is due as soon as possible after January 1, 2011. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s (AICPA) website 360degrees of Financial Literacy provides some common myths about . . . → Read More: 8 Financial Aid Myths from the AICPA
Become an EITC Partner.
Help spread the word about the Earned Income Tax Credit.
The IRS has assembled an EITC Partner Toolkit. You’ll find an array of useful general and specialized marketing tools, including templates, statistics, fact sheets, how-to tips, specialized products and links to other helpful resources.
Hot Topic: IRS is partnering with California to notify taxpayers of potential . . . → Read More: Life’s a little easier with EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) – Become a partner!
Claudia Buck, personal finance writer for the Sacramento Bee reminded readers that the state holds $6 billion in unclaimed property. Read her column at http://www.sacbee.com/2010/11/14/3181591/personal-finance-california-has.html.
You may be one of millions of Californians owed money by the State!
The State of California is currently in possession of more than $5.7 billion in Unclaimed Property belonging to approximately 11.6 million . . . → Read More: $6 Billion in Unclaimed Property – Is any of it yours?
Style Girlfriend: Out with the old: Cleaning out your closet, Megan K. Collins, evoluntionofstyle.com
Three Financial Terms Kids Need to Know, Stephen Kreider Yoder, Isaac S. Yoder and Levi Yoder, wsj.com
Paying off a Mortgage, Lynnley Browning, nytimes.com
Do One Thing: Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report (time: 30 to 45 days), MSN . . . → Read More: CAFLM News Clips