BizMovie brings the best of technology, business, and financial education to life for children in grades 3-8! During this project-based learning (PBL) curriculum unit, students become entrepreneurs as they work in teams of six to start and run their own movie production companies. This real-world simulation gives students the opportunity to create animated movies while maintaining . . . → Read More: Featured Financial Literacy Program: BizMovie
California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair at State Capitol – April 2, 2014
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson
Anna Caballero, Secretary, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
Jan Lynn Owen, Commissioner, Department of Business Oversight
Controller John Chiang
Wayne Bell, Commissioner, California Bureau of Real Estate
Some of . . . → Read More: California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair at State Capitol
Teach Children to Save
April 11, 2014
Westlake Charter School, Sacramento
Alana Golden, Public Information Officer, California Department of Business Oversight, visited 4 – 2nd grade classrooms and 4- 3rd grade classrooms. The students learned about earning, saving, spending and sharing money. The students listened to a story about Sammy the rabbit’s first and favorite great habit – to save money . . . → Read More: Teach Children to Save Classroom Visits
Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE) Annual Speech Competition
Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE)
Annual Speech Competition
One of the best ways to help young Californians reach their goals is to encourage financial literacy.
On Thursday, April 17, 2014 the Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE) hosted their annual speech competition. Representatives from various Sacramento area credit unions write and . . . → Read More: Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE) Annual Speech Competition: Catch the Save Wave
Featured Financial Education Programs: FoolProof California
6 Different Consumer Programs
Online Consumer News for Adults
FoolProof for High Schools
College-age? Go here.
FoolProof for the Workplace
Online Consumer News for Youth
Nice! Both the Consumer Federation of America and the National Association of Consumer Advocates endorse the FoolProof programs.
Watch their videos!
Online Consumer News for Adults
A free online newspaper that tells the truth about consumer issues.
Consumer . . . → Read More: Featured Financial Education Programs: FoolProof California
That was the catchphrase from the “Poltergeist” movie series, but the FTC wants to warn you about something more dangerous than ghostly apparitions emanating from your TV.
Bogus emails are making the rounds again that claim to be from the FTC. The subject line says “Pending consumer complaint” or words to that effect, but they’re really from scammers . . . → Read More: They’re baa-ack – FTC Says Bogus Emails are Circulating Again
LOS ANGELES INVESTING IN WORKING FAMILIES CAMPAIGN
Mayor Garcetti is Investing in Working Families every Saturday in April – Nationally recognized as Financial Literacy Month – to help you learn how to earn more, save more, and achieve financial security.
Experts will show you how to get cash for college, start a business, buy a home, repair your . . . → Read More: LA’S INVESTING IN WORKING FAMILIES CAMPAIGN – Saturday Workshops
“Save Our Water” Daily Water Saving Tip Widget
Saving water saves money.
Below is a fun widget that you can add to your Web site or blog to give your visitors a new “Water Saving Tip” every day!
The corresponding code can be directly put into your site.
Your IT/Technical Staff should be able . . . → Read More: Saving Water Saves Money: “Save Our Water” Website Widget
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN JR. • SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814 • (916) 445-2841
Financial Literacy Month
Financial literacy empowers Californians to make wise financial decisions, improves the quality of their lives, and provides them with skills to achieve their financial goals.
The theme for this year’s California Financial Literacy Month is “Empowering Californians . . . → Read More: OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – California Financial Literacy Month
Helping victims of the Washington State mudslide — Make sure your donations count
When disaster strikes, you can be sure that scam artists will be close behind. The latest example is the massive mudslide in Oso, Washington.
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, and Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General, urge consumers to be on . . . → Read More: Make Sure Your Donations Count! FTC Warns About Scams to Help Victims Including Washington State Mudslide Victims