Report Released: Facing Up to the Retirement Savings Deficit

New America Foundation announced a paper today, Facing Up to the Retirement Savings Deficit – From 401(k)s to Universal and Automatic Accounts

“Roughly one-third of all households accumulate no workplace retirement plan saving during their entire work life and end up relying almost exclusively on Social Security”.

Visit the New America Foundation Web site to read the . . . → Read More: Report Released: Facing Up to the Retirement Savings Deficit

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Comment on the CFPB’s Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

The CFPB has prepared a financial aid shopping sheet, a “thought starter” as they describe it – an example (not a proposal) of how schools might improve the information they present to prospective students and their families. They want to know what we think about it.

See the CFPB’s shopping sheet (Adobe PDF)

Now ask yourself:

What do you like about it?

What . . . → Read More: Comment on the CFPB’s Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

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It’s Coming! 2012 California Financial Literacy Conference For Educators

 

 

 

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The 2012 California Financial Literacy Conference For Educators will take place in S. San Francisco in 2012.

2012 California Financial Literacy Conference For Educators

Saturday, April 14, 2012

South San Francisco

The 2012 California Financial Literacy Conference For Educators will gather together grade 4-12 educators, California community colleges, nonprofits, businesses, community groups, financial professionals, government agencies and . . . → Read More: It’s Coming! 2012 California Financial Literacy Conference For Educators

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Check Out this Video by Bank On Gaithersburg!

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Bank on Gaithersburg Video

Learn more about Bank on Gaithersburg, Maryland by visiting their . . . → Read More: Check Out this Video by Bank On Gaithersburg!

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National Call-In Protecting Elder Americans from Financial Abuse

Protecting Elder Americans from Financial Abuse

National Call-In
Thursday, November 10, 2011
9:00 a.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET (In California, the Call-In begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.)

Protecting Elder Americans from Financial Abuse
Free Advice and Guidance on How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against Investment Swindles and Financial Abuse.

One out of every five . . . → Read More: National Call-In Protecting Elder Americans from Financial Abuse

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Take the Identity Theft Risk Check

Identity Theft Risk CheckSM

Identity Theft affects people of all ages, in communities both large and small, and is perpetrated by theft in person, online, or through corporate breaches. Increasingly, identity thieves are finding ways to steal a child’s identity. This crime often goes unnoticed for years, making recovery even more difficult.Test your knowledge of child ID . . . → Read More: Take the Identity Theft Risk Check

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Identity Theft Games, Tutorials, Videos – On Guard Online.Gov

Protect Your Identity Week – October 16-22

OnGuardOnline.Gov provides games, tutorials, videos and other ways to learn about protecting our identity.

Here are a few:

Beware of Spyware (Game)

ID Theft FaceOff (Game)

Phishing Scams (Game)

Phishy Store (1:00) (Video)

Password Protect Your Computer in . . . → Read More: Identity Theft Games, Tutorials, Videos – On Guard Online.Gov

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Protect Your Identity Week – First Steps for Victims

National Protect Your Identity Week – First Steps for Victims

Identity theft is commonly one of the fastest growing crimes in America. It is defined as someone using another person’s name and identifying information to steal an identity. When the crime is discovered, the crooks move on, leaving their victims to deal with the fraudulent debts.

If you . . . → Read More: Protect Your Identity Week – First Steps for Victims

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National Protect Your Identity Week – ID Crime Myths

National Protect Your Identity Week
October 16-22

IDENTITY CRIME MYTHS

Identity theft is preventable. Like any other kind of crime, there’s always a risk of becoming a victim of identity crime. But there are many things people can do to minimize that risk both online and offline, like keeping financial records protected and private, shredding junk mail, and tracking . . . → Read More: National Protect Your Identity Week – ID Crime Myths

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National Protect Your Identity Week

National Protect Your Identity Week
October 16-22, 2011

Over 8 million Americans fell victim to identity theft in 2010. Don’t let it happen to you.

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling has partnered with consumer organizations, government, law enforcement, trade and others to provide resources to help us avoid identity theft.

Every day this week, the CAFLM Blog will highlight . . . → Read More: National Protect Your Identity Week

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