The CAFLM blog thought about listing things that we suggest not to do with a tax refund, but saw that Frugal Dad, using resources in part from Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine, blogged about things to do with your tax refund and we liked that. So here it is… We think you’ll find the list to be informative, educational and entertaining!
16 Ways Not . . . → Read More: Expecting a Tax Refund?
CAFLM partners are attending a financial literacy train-the-trainer event in Los Angeles on April 2. Build Solid Financial Futures for Your Students invites teachers and others, including financial literacy partners to attend this full-day training event. April is California Financial Literacy Month and this is a good opportunity to brush up on our youth financial . . . → Read More: Looking for a Financial Literacy Train-the-Trainer Event?
Last month, the California Financial Literacy Month Blog announced that we plan to feature a financial literacy program, service, resource or tool every day during the month of April.
Note: If you have already submitted your resource, you do not need to resubmit. If you have not submitted your program or service, you may use the following information to . . . → Read More: Feature Your Financial Literacy Program on the CAFLM Blog
Saving is Hard. Bonds Make it Easy.
Join In and Spread the Word!
It’s America Saves/Military Saves Week!
While many working Americans would like to increase their financial security, doing so can be a significant challenge and even more so in the current recession. Building savings is key to helping families ensure a more financially secure future. And, savings . . . → Read More: Tax Time Savings Bonds
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) along with industry executives, leading academics, consumer advocates, and government officials, participated in a CARD Act conference commemorating the first anniversary of the day when many provisions of the Credit CARD Act went into effect. The participants reviewed changes in the card industry since the Act.
In conjunction with the conference, the CFPB . . . → Read More: What Consumers Think about the CARD Act – CFPB
America Saves and the American Savings Education Council (ASEC) released a survey this week as part of America Saves Week 2011.
These two organizations commissioned the survey by Opinion Research Corp. of a representative sample of more than 1,000 adult Americans.
More Americans Concerned About Recession Impacts on their Personal Finances
As the figures below indicate, the proportion of respondents who . . . → Read More: Saving Assessment Indicates Many Americans Still Struggling – America Saves Week
Looking for information to share during America Saves Week? February 20-27.
A working group of representatives from government agencies, consumer groups, business organizations, and educational institutions, produced 66 Ways to Save Money .
66 Ways to Save Money is also available in Spanish.
66 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY
For most kinds of purchases, you can get valuable advice and comparisons . . . → Read More: 66 Ways to Save Money – English and Spanish
The FDIC announced the release of an updated and enhanced version of its instructor-led Money Smart financial education curriculum for young adults.
The enhanced curriculum incorporates changes in the law and industry practices that have occurred since Money Smart for Young Adults was launched in 2008. The updated curriculum reflects recent amendments to the rules pertaining to credit . . . → Read More: FDIC Releases Updated Money Smart for Young Adults Curriculum
America Saves Week
(February 20 – 27)
is right around the corner!
Signed up as a participating organization?
Downloaded all the great materials to promote your efforts and activities?
Prepared a press release? Make sure you listen in on and inform your local media about the national press call on Tuesday, February 22 at 12 noon . . . → Read More: Last Minute America Saves Week Ideas
Are you getting ready to file your taxes?
You may be able to take the first-time homebuyer credit if you are an eligible buyer who purchased a home as your primary residence in 2008, 2009 or 2010.
Eligibility varies depending upon the year of your purchase. Before you take the credit, review the following information from the IRS.
Note: . . . → Read More: Claiming the First-Time Homebuyer Credit – Info from the IRS