Training – Confronting Financial Elder Abuse: Tools and Solutions for Financial Institutions

Confronting Financial Elder Abuse: Tools and Solutions for Financial Institutions

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 25 Ecker Street, San Francisco, California 94105 11:30 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 Noon-– 1:30 p.m. Training

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, World Elder […]

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month

Get ready.

NeighborWorks America provides the following information for consumers considering homeownership on their Keys to My Home website. And for current homeowners, Keys to My Home provides information on maintaining and managing a home.

Are You Ready?

A well-informed home purchase can bring increased security for you and […]

Free Homeownership Workshop in Sacramento

Free Homeownership Workshop

Homeownership Mortgage modifications Short sale

Free counseling, services and processing.

Location: Consulate of México

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011

Time: 5 to 7 PM

Address: 2093 ARENA BLVD., SACRAMENTO, CA 95834


Avoiding Retirement Fraud

Retirees are often the target of fraud. However, with some basic understanding of how scam artists work, you can avoid fraud and protect your hard-earned money. Learning how to invest safely can mean a huge difference in your retirement years. The following information is provided by What can I do to avoid being scammed? […]

Hiring A Licensed Contractor

The Contractors State License Board has produced a 15-minute educational video titled “Doing It Right: Hiring a Licensed Contractor.” The video guides consumers through the process of selecting, hiring and managing a contractor including:

How to verify a contractor’s credentials What to include in the written contract How to prevent common disputes Where to […]

Protecting Older Americans from Fraud

May is Older Americans Month

A Proclamation signed by President Obama’s begins with the following:

“Older Americans are now living longer, healthier, and richer lives than ever before. As the eldest of the baby boomers turn 65, our Nation can look forward to the contributions of a new generation of American seniors. Each year, we […]

Free Virtual Stock Market Game – We Seed

We Seed is an easy way to learn how to trade in the stock market. We Seed is a virtual stock market designed to encourage people to learn stock trading, without investing any real money. It’s more than a game. We Seed presents a virtual stock exchange where you make virtual trades and invest […]

No Pain, No Gain? – Forbes Financial Finesse

Blogs we read: Forbes Financial Finesse. The following blog originally appeared on the Forbes Financial Finesse Blog.

Painless Ways to Save Money, by Liz Davidson is CEO of Financial Finesse

“No pain, no gain,” is a mantra for weightlifters and it’s true – in order to build muscle you need […]

Privacy Tip of the Month

California is the first state to have an agency dedicated to promoting and protecting the privacy rights of consumers. The Office of Privacy Protection was created by legislation in 2000 and opened in 2001. Its mission is to identify consumer problems in the privacy area and encourage the development of fair information practices.

Privacy […]

CFPB Requests Feedback Regarding New Federal Mortgage Disclosure Form

The CFPB posted two draft designs for a single, simpler mortgage disclosure form on the CFPB website. Right now, anyone who applies for a mortgage gets two disclosures that contain basic information about the mortgage: the Truth in Lending form and the Good Faith Estimate.

The feedback process is one of the first steps in […]