Thinking about giving a gift card to someone for the holidays?
Here’s a quick rundown of the different kinds of cards:
Store gift cards
Branded by a single merchant or group of merchants, and can only be used at those stores.
Network branded gift cards
These will have a logo like American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa and can be used wherever the network credit . . . → Read More: Thinking about giving a gift card to someone for the holidays?
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Seasonal Advice to Prevent Elder Abuse
New consumer guide, “Protect Your Pocketbook: Tips to Avoid Financial Exploitation”
The holiday season is a great time to visit elderly family members and friends to make sure that they are safe in their homes. The National Center on Elder Abuse has partnered with the Eldercare Locator and . . . → Read More: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Seasonal Advice to Prevent Elder Abuse
Office of Controller John Chiang, the Franchise Tax Board and Employment Development Department are presenting a free webinar for new business owners.
Tax Filing Tips for New Business Owners
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Are you the owner of a new small business getting ready to file taxes for the first time? Or are you looking to start a new . . . → Read More: Webinar: Tax Filing Tips for New Business Owners
CFPB Blog: Prepare Your Finances for Emergencies
Original article available on the CFPB Website.
Hurricane Sandy reminded us that disasters – storms, fires, floods, earthquakes – can happen to anyone, and when they do you have little time to react.If you had to leave your home in an emergency, you would only have minutes to choose what stays and what goes, and . . . → Read More: Prepare Your Finances for Emergencies
FTC Videos: Online Product and Services Reviews
Searching for a hot holiday gift? In the market for the perfect pump to wear to a special party? Scouring sites and blogs to find a deal? Online shopping is convenient, but how do you know which reviews to trust? If you’ve got a minute, here’s a video about how . . . → Read More: FTC Videos: Online Product and Services Reviews
Improving Women’s Financial Literacy & Capabilities Globally
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 · 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central · Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Visa Inc. will co-host the seventh annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013. The program will bring together international financial literacy experts who will . . . → Read More: Save the Date: Improving Women’s Financial Literacy & Capabilities Globally
The FTC’s New Home for Consumer Information
The FTC has moved its online consumer resources. The new location is www.consumer.ftc.gov. See Website image below.
What’s different? The site is dynamic and integrates a slew of features, including videos and games, better search results, and a blog. The information has been streamlined to highlight actionable, practical tips about a wide range of . . . → Read More: FTC’s New Home for Consumer Information
FDIC Money Guide for Young Adults and Teens
Special Edition of Consumer Newsletter Also Features Ideas to Help Prepare Children for Financial Independence
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published a collection of simple, practical tips for young adults and teens on saving, managing money, and avoiding financial scams. This special edition of the agency’s quarterly FDIC Consumer . . . → Read More: FDIC Money Guide for Young Adults and Teens
2011 FDIC National Survey of Banks’ Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked
The FDIC conducted a second nationwide survey of FDIC-insured depository institutions (headquarters) to assess their efforts to serve unbanked and underbanked individuals and families. This survey focuses on banks’ basic transaction and savings account programs, auxiliary product and service offerings, financial education and outreach efforts, . . . → Read More: FDIC National Survey of Banks’ Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked