EITC Awareness Day
January 31, 2014
IRS invites community organizations, elected officials, state and local governments, schools, employers, and other interested parties to join a national grassroots effort on EITC Awareness Day, January 31, 2014, to spotlight EITC. IRS estimates four of five eligible taxpayers claim and get this important credit. Help ensure everyone gets the EITC they . . . → Read More: January 31 is EITC Awareness Day
Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day is held every year on January 28. Learn more about Data Privacy Day.
Find out if you are a privacy pro or need to learn more to protect your personal information online with the My Privacy IQ quiz. Once you answer 10 questions you will receive a score and . . . → Read More: Data Privacy Day – January 28
5 Tax-Season Scams
The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
As the April 15 tax deadline draws near, swindlers are thinking of the best ways to defraud you of your hard-earned cash. Be vigilant and don’t fall for any tax-season scams. Here are five common ones:
1. The Early Refund Promise Scam
Phishing is the most common . . . → Read More: 5 Tax-Season Scams
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Call to Action 2014 – Los Angeles
Let’s Do the Problem Justice!
The Center at Cathedral Plaza
February 6, 2014, 7:45 am – 4:00 pm
Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
10th ANNUAL SUMMIT ON FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY
Call to Action 2014 brings together seniors with professionals representing financial institutions, law enforcement, social services, elder . . . → Read More: Call to Action 2014 – Los Angeles
The article below was posted to the CFPB website today.
CFPB Accepting Applications for Advisory Board and Councils
To be sure that we hear from a variety of experts with diverse viewpoints, we set up the Consumer Advisory Board and two other advisory groups – the Community Bank Advisory Council and Credit Union Advisory Council. These groups allow . . . → Read More: CFPB Accepting Applications for Advisory Board and Councils
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America Saves Week: 40 Days
Over 640 organizations have signed up to participate in America Saves Week 2014. (Including the California Department of Business Oversight, California Financial Literacy Month and Bank On California.
Sample Activities for America Saves Week
Employers and General Population:
Explain the retirement plan you offer to . . . → Read More: Countdown to America Saves Week
Show what you are made of and pitch your business in 60 seconds!
Cal State University Fullerton
Students from CSUF, UCI, Chapman, Concordia and all High Schools in California are invited to face off against each other in the ultimate battle of business ideas. Present your concept to investors, business leaders, and peers and the community to . . . → Read More: Cal State University Fullerton – Fastpitch Competition
New Issue of FDIC Money Smart News
In this issue you will find:
Message from the FDIC
Our Latest Success Story: Teamwork Helps Educate At-Risk Students on Financial Services
The New Money Smart Idea Exchange: Teaching Tips You Can Use
FDIC Unveils Enhanced Money Smart Podcast Network
The FDIC and CFPB Collaborate on Financial Education Resource for Older Adults
FDIC Newsletter Features Financial . . . → Read More: New Issue of FDIC Money Smart News