CFPB Tool – Find a Housing Counselor

CFPB Tool – Find a Housing Counselor

Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. Using the search box below, you can find one near you. The counseling agencies on this list are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and they can . . . → Read More: CFPB Tool – Find a Housing Counselor

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Sending Money Abroad – Your Rights and Getting the Word Out

Sending money abroad

Today, you have new rights if you send money to family or others outside the United States.

These protections come from a new rule that applies to electronic money transfers sent by consumers in the United States to people or businesses in other countries. In general, the rule covers transfers sent by companies – such . . . → Read More: Sending Money Abroad – Your Rights and Getting the Word Out

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FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness

Have You Heard About Tax Identity Theft?

Ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be.

Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when . . . → Read More: FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness

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FDIC Consumer Newsletter Highlights New Rules and Tips for Mortgage Borrowers

FDIC Consumer Newsletter Highlights New Rules and Tips for Mortgage Borrowers

Other Topics Include Information About Being Turned Down for a Checking Account and Using Social Media to Connect With Your Bank

For anyone thinking about buying a home or shopping for a mortgage, the Fall 2013 issue of FDIC Consumer News features an overview of important rules . . . → Read More: FDIC Consumer Newsletter Highlights New Rules and Tips for Mortgage Borrowers

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FRB: Five Reasons Why Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Poverty Remains Invisible

Five Reasons Why Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Poverty Remains Invisible

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD), Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco hosted a briefing on growing poverty in the AAPI community. The event highlighted findings from a recently released National CAPACD report . . . → Read More: FRB: Five Reasons Why Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Poverty Remains Invisible

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CFPB Report: Navigating the Market – A comparison of spending on financial education and financial marketing

CFPB Report

Navigating the Market

A comparison of spending on financial education and financial marketing

Executive Summary

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB) looked at the information sources consumers are exposed to when they make financial decisions.

Empowering consumers to make the financial decisions that will help them meet their own life goals is a critical part of . . . → Read More: CFPB Report: Navigating the Market – A comparison of spending on financial education and financial marketing

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Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers

Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers
The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog.  You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

When buying online, you are likely to come across at least one online scam, if not more. They come in all forms, pop-up windows, offers directly to your email inbox and in search results. To protect yourself, keep . . . → Read More: Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers

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CFPB Report: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

CFPB Report: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

The low-income and economically vulnerable population includes as many as 100 million people. These consumers are diverse in culture, geography, stage of life, and financial status. Last year, the CFPB’s Office of Financial Empowerment hosted a forum to examine the unique consumer financial product and service needs of . . . → Read More: CFPB Report: Empowering Low Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers

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