Your Rights: Credit Reporting – Information from the FTC

Have you requested a copy of your credit report lately?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  has prepared a brochure, Your Access . . . → Read More: Your Rights: Credit Reporting – Information from the FTC

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USA.gov Information and Services – Are you looking for information on how to save money?

Are you looking for information on how to save money?  USA.gov is the official site of the U.S. government and makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

USA.gov on Saving Money

For most kinds of purchases, you can get valuable advice and comparisons on the Internet. Ask a librarian or . . . → Read More: USA.gov Information and Services – Are you looking for information on how to save money?

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America Saves Week 2011 – Social Media Outreach

Last week, we posted information on America Saves, an annual opportunity to encourage saving, debt reduction, and wealth building among adults, particularly those in low-to-moderate income areas.

This update provides information on participating in America Saves week as a social media partner. CAFLM plans to participate in America Saves Week by using Twitter and Facebook as well as this . . . → Read More: America Saves Week 2011 – Social Media Outreach

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IRS Free File – Spread the Word!

Spread the Word – Become a Free File Partner!

Join the 30 million Americans who already have saved money by using IRS Free File, the free way to electronically prepare and e-file your federal tax return. The IRS Free File program works with companies, organizations and individuals to help spread the word about IRS Free File.

Free File . . . → Read More: IRS Free File – Spread the Word!

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IRS Announces Smartphone App – Taxpayers Can Check Refunds And More

The IRS2Go smartphone app gives people a convenient way of checking on their federal refund. It also gives people a quick way of obtaining easy-to-understand tax tips.

Apple users can download the free IRS2Go application by visiting the Apple App Store. Android users can visit the Android Marketplace to download the free IRS2Go app.

The mobile app, among . . . → Read More: IRS Announces Smartphone App – Taxpayers Can Check Refunds And More

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18-34 Year Olds Twice as Likely as Parents to Want to Improve Financial Behavior – According to New Poll

According to a recent poll by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and U.S. News & World Report, young adults (ages 18-34) are most likely to want to save more and spend less money, pay down debts, and develop a budget in 2011 compared to others. In fact, while one in four Americans set a personal financial goal . . . → Read More: 18-34 Year Olds Twice as Likely as Parents to Want to Improve Financial Behavior – According to New Poll

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Military Saves!

Military Saves encourages the military community to meet immediate needs and build long-term wealth through saving and debt reduction.

What is Military Saves?

Military Saves is a national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings.

Why Join?

You’ll be a part . . . → Read More: Military Saves!

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America Saves Week – February 20-27

America Saves Week  is set for Feb. 20-27, an annual opportunity to encourage saving, debt reduction, and wealth building among adults, particularly those in low-to-moderate income areas. Consider getting involved locally in the upcoming America Saves campaign by hosting motivational workshops or by featuring and distributing savings related posters, brochures, and other information.

This year’s theme is Build . . . → Read More: America Saves Week – February 20-27

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Planning a Community Workshop? NEFE Site Provides Resources to Help You

April is Financial Literacy Month. Are you planning a community event? A workshop, seminar, or classroom visit?

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) provides free resources to help teach money management skills.

Resources

Whether you’re teaching pro-bono courses as a professional financial planner, social services expert, community volunteer or financial educator, NEFE appreciates your dedication and wants to make . . . → Read More: Planning a Community Workshop? NEFE Site Provides Resources to Help You

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New FBI en Español Site

Aquí se ofrece información básica sobre cómo contactar al FBI y sobre el tipo de delitos que investiga. También se pueden leer artículos sobre cómo protegerse contra el fraude, qué hacer ante un delito y cómo mantenerse seguro.

Here you will find basic information about how to contact the FBI and about the types of crimes it . . . → Read More: New FBI en Español Site

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