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Building Healthy Financial Futures for Today’s Youth
Convening on Youth Financial Education in the Bay Area
Thursday, June 7, 2012, 12 – 4:30pm
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
What is the state of youth financial education in the Bay Area? This convening . . . → Read More: Convening on Youth Financial Education in the Bay Area
Understanding the Life Cycle of Debt
The SF Smart Money Network (SF-SMN) will be hosting a professional development workshop on Debt Management and Understanding the Life Cycle of Debt. Many consumers find themselves trapped in a cycle of debt and don’t know what options exist or what resources they can trust to get back on track. We . . . → Read More: Workshop in San Francisco – Understanding the Life Cycle of Debt
Safeguarding Your Child Against Identity Theft
FTC Division of Consumer & Business Education
Did you know that a child’s personal information can be stolen from somewhere as ordinary as a school or doctor’s office? In fact, the number of complaints to the FTC about child identity theft is on the rise. An adult may think that “adopting” a . . . → Read More: OnGuardOnline – Safeguarding Your Child Against Identity Theft
National Mortgage Settlement Web site
Roughly $25 billion in relief for distressed borrowers, states and federal government.
After many months of negotiation, 49 state attorneys general and the federal government have reached agreement on a historic joint state-federal settlement with the country’s five largest loan servicers:
Bank of America
The settlement will provide as much as . . . → Read More: National Mortgage Settlement Web site
Looks Too Good To Be True.com
Every day, American consumers receive offers that just sound too good to be true. In the past, these offers came through the mail or by telephone. Now the con artists and swindlers have found a new avenue to pitch their frauds — the Internet. The on-line scams know no national borders . . . → Read More: Looks Too Good To Be True.com
Malware Installed on Travelers’ Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections
Recent analysis from the FBI and other government agencies demonstrates that malicious actors are targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while they are establishing an Internet connection in their hotel rooms.
Recently, there have been instances of travelers’ laptops being infected with malicious software while using . . . → Read More: FBI Alert: Malware Installed on Travelers’ Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections
Fraud Awareness Fair 2012
October 10th, 2012
10:00 AM—3 PM City Hall – Galleria
110 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA
Fraud Prevention Information & Training from:
Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
Along with Insurance & Banking Institutions
Contact Dan Stroski to sign up as an . . . → Read More: Yolo Fraud Awareness Fair 2012 – Join us!
The Internet has become an inexpensive and easy way for individuals and businesses to raise money for their activities. Congress recently passed the JOBS Act, which directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to create rules exempting crowdfunding from the securities registration laws. Once implemented these rules will remove restrictions on start-up companies . . . → Read More: What is Crowdfunding?
Older Americans Month 2012
Never Too Old To Play!
May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our communities. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month—a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of older Americans.
Activity . . . → Read More: Older Americans Month 2012
2012 National Financial Capability Challenge – Participation Statistics
Total number of students: 80,024
National average score: 69%
Number of perfect scores: 583
Number of students in top 20 percent: 18,518
Total number of participating educators: 2,074
Total number of participating public (NCES) schools: 1,525
Total number of other organizations participating (home schools, after-school programs, youth groups, etc.): 234
States with the highest average scores:
Avg. . . . → Read More: 2012 National Financial Capability Challenge – Participation Statistics National and California