Is your organization on Twitter? Help spread the word about the Earned Income Tax Credit. The sample EITC tweets are part of an EITC Outreach Partner Toolkit, see the IRS EITC Web site for more information.
Tweet now through April 17, 2012. A great day to start is January 27, 2012 — EITC Awareness Day!
Earn $49,000 . . . → Read More: EITC Tweets! For EITC Awareness Day
EITC Awareness Day set for January 27, 2012
Nationwide in 2011, over 26 million people received nearly $59 billion in EITC.
EITC Statistics for California for tax returns filed during 2011:
Number of EITC Claims
Total EITC Amount
Average EITC Amount
Plan now to be part of EITC Awareness Day on Friday, January . . . → Read More: EITC Awareness Day – January 27, 2012
Protect Kids Online
Kids have lots of opportunities for socializing online, but they come with certain risks. Parents can help reduce these risks by talking to kids about making safe, responsible decisions. OnGuardOnline.gov provides information on protecting kids online.
Information about parents’ rights under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Talk to Your Kids
Tips for chatting with . . . → Read More: Protect Kids Online – OnGuardOnline.gov
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)) has announced that whistleblowers can alert the CFPB to potential violations of federal consumer financial laws in multiple ways. “We are providing whistleblowers and other knowledgeable sources with a direct line of communication to the CFPB,” said Rich Cordray, Assistant Director of Enforcement for the CFPB. “Their tips will help . . . → Read More: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Begins Taking Whistleblower Tips
A printable spending journal for high school and college students from FoolProof Financial Education.
What’s your cash flow?!
Click on image or click here to go to the FoolProof Web site to download the . . . → Read More: Printable Spending Journal for High School Students
FTC Consumer Alert
Spotting an Impostor:
Scammers Pose as Friends, Family and Government Agencies
It’s easy to think “It couldn’t happen to me.” But scammers know how to get around our better judgment. They play on our emotions or promise big payoffs to get us to act. And many use the names of government agencies like the FTC, trusted . . . → Read More: FTC Consumer Alert: Spotting an Impostor
What does a money transfer scam look like?
The Grandparent Scam
David Vladeck, Director – Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of . . . → Read More: What does a money transfer scam look like?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, U.S. Treasury and Special Inspector General issued tips for homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments.
Tips for Avoiding Mortgage Modification Scams
Homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments should beware of con artists and scams that promise to save their homes and lower their mortgage debt or payments.
If you are struggling . . . → Read More: Tips for Avoiding Mortgage Modification Scams
National Financial Capability Challenge – Educators – Sign up now to be part of the Challenge
March 12 – April 13, 2012
What is the National Financial Capability Challenge?
The National Financial Capability Challenge is an awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United States so they can take . . . → Read More: Calling all High School Educators! National Financial Capability Challenge
Bank On Webinar Recording
On Thursday, December 1, presenters from CFED, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the National League of Cities and the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment presented on a webinar about the national Bank On field.
The hour-and-a-half-long discussion, including presenters’ remarks and a demonstration of this website, can be watched by clicking on . . . → Read More: Bank On Webinar Recording