Money Smart Train-the-Trainer Event for Bank on Sacramento
The FDIC offers training for financial education trainers that use the FDIC Money Smart curriculum. The Bank on Sacramento coaltion invited the FDIC Community Affairs team to Sacramento to train the Bank on Sacramento (Sacramento, Yolo, Amador, Placer, El Dorado) community partners.
Additional information on the FDIC Money Smart Train-the-Trainer . . . → Read More: Money Smart Train-the-Trainer Event for Bank on Sacramento
Reverse Mortgages – Is One Right For You?
The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) released a new brochure this week on reverse mortgages. The 52-page brochure explains the pros and cons of reverse mortgages, a loan product geared towards senior citizens.
What is a Reverse Mortgage?
When is a Reverse Mortgage right for you?
What are some of the . . . → Read More: Reverse Mortgages – Is One Right For You?
FDIC Consumer News Winter 2011/2012
Have You Bounced Yourself Out of a Checking Account?
How you can re-establish or maintain an account
Have you tried to open a checking account and been turned down? Or, did your bank close your account? If so, you’re not alone — and it’s important to understand why this can happen, and what you . . . → Read More: FDIC Consumer News: Have You Bounced Yourself Out of a Checking Account?
IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012
IRS YouTube Videos: Dirty Dozen: English | Spanish | ASL
The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.
The Dirty Dozen . . . → Read More: IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012
FTC Continues to Seek Public Input on Consumer Issues in Motor Vehicle Sales, Financing and Leasing
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing project to gather information on consumers’ experiences in the sale, financing and leasing of motor vehicles at dealerships, the agency will continue to seek public comments until April 1, 2012. Interested parties can . . . → Read More: FTC Continues to Seek Public Input on Consumer Issues in Motor Vehicle Sales, Financing and Leasing
The following blog appeared on the CFPB blog today.
February 22, 2012
What’s your status when it comes to overdraft coverage?
Written by Gail Hillebrand
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is issuing a consumer advisory today on overdraft coverage and fees. Have you opted in for debit and ATM overdraft coverage and fees on your checking account? The CFPB wants . . . → Read More: CFPB: What’s your status when it comes to overdraft coverage?
Financial Aid Awareness Month
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month. With many state financial aid deadlines approaching, now is a great time to start and complete the FAFSA.
This month’s #AskFAFSA Office Hours on Twitter will be hosted by Cathy Simoneaux (@loynofinaid), Director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Loyola University New Orleans on February 29th . . . → Read More: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month
Assets and Opportunity Scorecard: A Portrait of Financial Insecurity and Policies to Rebuild Prosperity in America.
By Jennifer Brooks, et al. Corporation forEnterprise Development. Jan. 2012. 12 p.
“This report paints a bleak picture of rising asset poverty and diminishing financial security in the United States. Nationally, 27% of all households are asset poor, meaning they lack the . . . → Read More: Assets and Opportunity Scorecard: A Portrait of Financial Insecurity and Policies to Rebuild Prosperity in America.