Thinking about giving a gift card to someone for the holidays?

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, […]

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Seasonal Advice to Prevent Elder Abuse

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 […]

Webinar: Tax Filing Tips for New Business Owners

Office of Controller John Chiang, the Franchise Tax Board and Employment Development Department are presenting a free webinar for new business owners.

Webinar:

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 […]

Prepare Your Finances for Emergencies

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 […]

FTC Videos: Online Product and Services Reviews

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 […]

Save the Date: Improving Women’s Financial Literacy & Capabilities Globally

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 […]

FTC’s New Home for Consumer Information

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, […]

FDIC Money Guide for Young Adults and Teens

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 […]

FDIC National Survey of Banks’ Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked

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 […]

Treasury, HUD and the Ad Council Launch National PSA Campaign to Reach Struggling Homeowners

Treasury, HUD and the Ad Council Launch National PSA Campaign to Reach Struggling Homeowners

Ongoing effort urges homeowners with mortgage trouble to reach out to learn of free federal resources to avoid foreclosure

To increase awareness of the Making Home Affordable® Program’s free resources and assistance for struggling homeowners, the U.S. Department of […]