Military Consumer Protection Month

July is designated as national Military Consumer Protection Month!

Make each day of this Military Consumer Protection Month a step forward on your path to being a smarter and safer consumer by exploring the resources below:

Military Consumer is a joint initiative by federal and state agencies, consumer advocates, and military support groups from […]

Avoid Summer Travel Scams

Planning a summer vacation? Check out the Federal Trade Commission’s tips for scam-free travel …

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/06/tips-scam-free-travel

Summer Study: Understanding 529 College Savings Plans

Another school year has come to an end. For many parents, it’s a time when they realize that their child is one year closer to going to college, which, in turn, means it is a year closer to having to pay for higher education expenses.

Read more: http://www.finra.org/investors/highlights/summer-study-understanding-529-college-savings-plans

 

 

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June is Homeownership Month

June is Homeownership Month! This month-long national campaign reinforces the belief that owning a home remains one of the cornerstones of the American Dream. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, or facing foreclosure, learn important information and resources regarding homeownership and the home-buying process, loan modifications, foreclosure prevention, mortgage fraud, and mortgage-related scams. The […]

My Departure… Please Don’t Stop! Keep Going…

Hello!

As you may have heard, I’ll be leaving my position as director for education and outreach here at DBO, and my last day is coming up on Friday, April 13!

Starting Monday, April 16, I will serve as the assistant director of marketing and communications for the California Complete Count […]

2nd Annual Scholar Dollars Program – Enroll or Vote for a School

2nd Annual Scholar Dollars Program to Support K-8 Public and Charter Schools – $300,000 grant program provides funding for extracurricular activities vital to a well-rounded education

An important part of a young person’s education happens outside the classroom—in extracurricular activities like sports, music or computer lab. But California school districts, facing tight budgets, have found […]

PG&E Energy Assistance Agency and CARE program

PG&E Energy Assistance Agency and CARE program

Did you know that there are agencies in your area that could help provide you or your client with assistance in paying your utility bill?

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) customers are automatically eligible based on federal income guidelines to receive an assistance agency […]

SAVE THE DATE: California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair in Sacramento

 

SAVE THE DATE:

California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair Monday, April 17 11 am – 1 pm State Capitol, South Steps Sacramento

Visit exhibitors and receive free information about: Saving Credit Homeownership Insurance Consumer Protection and more!

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EITC Awareness Day – Friday, January 27, 2017 Join us in making the 11th annual Awareness Day as successful as last year’s

EITC Awareness Day

Join us for Awareness Day On Friday, January 27, 2017

Join us in making the 11th annual Awareness Day as successful as last year’s. Last year, we had our first experience using Thunderclap. We had 255 participants with a combined social reach of over 372,000. And, supporters sponsored 241 live events and […]

CFPB Helping Consumers Prepare for Delays in Receiving Tax Refunds

Starting this tax season, consumers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) on their income tax returns may have to wait longer than in previous years to receive their tax refund. Due to a new law, the IRS will not start […]