FDIC Consumer Newsletter Offers Strategies for Building a Better Financial Future

The FDIC’s Consumer News Fall 2011 edition was released today…

FDIC Consumer Newsletter Offers Strategies for Building a Better Financial Future

Consumers have important decisions to make when it comes to managing money and saving for their future, particularly in a tough economy when every dollar counts.  To help consumers make choices based on practical information from reliable sources, . . . → Read More: FDIC Consumer Newsletter Offers Strategies for Building a Better Financial Future

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Congratulations to the California Office of Privacy Protection on their 10th Anniversary!

The California Office of Privacy Protection prepared the following document, 10 Big Challenges – 10 Big Years as part of their 10th anniversary. Congratulations! And thank you.

Nov. post from their Facebook page: Today the California Office of Privacy Protection celebrates its 10-year anniversary. To every single consumer, business leader, thinker, advocate, researcher, reader, privacy professional, teacher, . . . → Read More: Congratulations to the California Office of Privacy Protection on their 10th Anniversary!

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STOP.THINK.CONNECT. Stay Safe When You Shop Online

Stay Safe When You Shop Online 

Before you connect to the Internet, take a moment to evaluate that you’re prepared to share information or engage in a larger community. The STOP.THINK.CONNECT. awareness campaign offers the following  tips to ensure stronger online safety this holiday season:

Keep a Clean Machine:

Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser, . . . → Read More: STOP.THINK.CONNECT. Stay Safe When You Shop Online

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New Survey Shows Importance of Mobile Online Safety as More Americans Shop From Smartphones

New Survey Shows Importance of Mobile Online Safety as More Americans Shop From Smartphones This Holiday Season

With the approach of the holiday shopping season and Cyber Monday, a new survey released this week demonstrates the importance of mobile online safety as more businesses and consumers are taking part in digital shopping via smartphones. This week, the . . . → Read More: New Survey Shows Importance of Mobile Online Safety as More Americans Shop From Smartphones

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Survey: Asset Building Program

Asset Building Program Survey

New America Foundation sent out the following message regarding a survey to help them understand the interests and needs of their readership.

The Asset Building Program is conducting a short survey to better understand the interests and needs of our readership. Please help us by following this link and taking ten minutes to complete . . . → Read More: Survey: Asset Building Program

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Working Paper: Beyond Barriers Designing Attractive Savings Accounts for Lower-Income Consumers

“Building on lessons learned from these pilot efforts, this paper presents an analysis of product features to be considered in designing attractive saving accounts for lower-income consumers.”

New America Foundation released a working paper this week: Beyond Barriers – Designing Attractive Savings Accounts for Lower-Income Consumers. The paper was written by Pamela Chan,  a Senior Policy Analyst with . . . → Read More: Working Paper: Beyond Barriers Designing Attractive Savings Accounts for Lower-Income Consumers

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WE Connect Health Care Enrollment & Resource Fair

WE Connect Health Care Enrollment & Resource Fair

Saturday, November 19, 2011

10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

SCUSD Enrollment​Center (Next to the Serna Center)

5601 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA

Take Advantage Of FREE Services

Health Care Enrollment – Enrollment assistors will be on-site to help you enroll in health care and other important services.

Money Saving Programs and Services – Including CalFresh and . . . → Read More: WE Connect Health Care Enrollment & Resource Fair

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Symposium: Addressing Poverty through Asset Building

Addressing Poverty through Asset Building – Symposium to Support Financial Empowerment Programs and Policies

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Burbank Airport Marriott
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91501

Did you know that a child with a savings account in his or her name is seven times more likely to attend college, regardless of the size of that account? . . . → Read More: Symposium: Addressing Poverty through Asset Building

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Digging for Details Before Investing in Gold Bullion or Coins – FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in partnership with National Consumer Protection Week, published the following information for consumers and businesses that are considering buying and selling precious metals.

If you want to diversify your investment portfolio, you may think gold is the answer. It can help hedge against inflation and economic uncertainty. But before you buy any . . . → Read More: Digging for Details Before Investing in Gold Bullion or Coins – FTC

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Cyber Security Awareness Month

October was Cyber Security Awareness month.

The California Officer of Privacy Protection (COPP) is highlighting how far Californians have come in protecting their “cyber” privacy.

See if you agree with these online safety basics:

I have up-to-date security software in my computer that protects it against hackers and worse.
I know that using my pet or child’s name as the . . . → Read More: Cyber Security Awareness Month

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