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 Abuse Awareness Day Elder Financial Protection Network . . . → Read More: Training – Confronting Financial Elder Abuse: Tools and Solutions for Financial Institutions
June is National Homeownership Month
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 your family, as well as the pleasure . . . → Read More: June is National Homeownership Month
Free Homeownership Workshop
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
LIMITED SEATING CALL TO RESERVE A SEAT TODAY!
916 580-6129 or 916 532-8455
Consulate of México, . . . → Read More: Free Homeownership Workshop in Sacramento
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 Investor.gov.
What can I do to avoid being scammed?
Ask questions and check . . . → Read More: Avoiding Retirement Fraud
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 go if problems arise
Watch it . . . → Read More: Hiring A Licensed Contractor
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 set aside the month . . . → Read More: Protecting Older Americans from Fraud
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 with “play . . . → Read More: Free Virtual Stock Market Game – We Seed
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 to break down the muscle fibers and allow . . . → Read More: No Pain, No Gain? – Forbes Financial Finesse
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 Tip of the . . . → Read More: Privacy Tip of the Month
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 combining the Truth in Lending form and . . . → Read More: CFPB Requests Feedback Regarding New Federal Mortgage Disclosure Form