The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has been working to develop resources that will make it easier for consumers without a bank account to find a bank that can open an account online without going into a branch: https://www.fdic.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments/ If you do not have an account, many banks offer ways to open one remotely – online
El 30 de marzo, el Departamento del Tesoro de los Estados Unidos anunció que la distribución de cheques de estímulo debido al coronavirus ya estaba en marcha a través de pagos automáticos. Los cheques de estímulo, al igual que una devolución de impuestos, estarán a cargo del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (Internal Revenue Service, IRS).
As of March 30, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that the distribution of the economic stimulus check are on their way in the form of automatic payments. The stimulus checks, much like a tax refund, will be handled by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you’ve filed your taxes recently using the e-file method, the
Coronavirus scams are spreading. With requests for false charity donations and offers of vaccines, treatments, and cheap supplies, scammers are trying to take advantage of consumers’ pandemic fears. Companies are selling products with false claims they can prevent or cure the Coronavirus. By law, these companies would need evidence to back up their claims. Instead,
America Saves Week is February 24-29, 2020. Since 2007 America Saves Week has been an annual celebration as well as a call to action for everyday Americans to commit to saving successfully. The America Saves pledge is the framework that allows savers to set a goal, and make a plan to achieve better financial stability.
Unwanted robocalls are the top complaint at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). As part of the FTC’s continuing work on addressing robocalls and violations of the “Do Not Call list”, they are providing this resource: Explore Data with the FTC – which highlights information and data that the Commission has collected. Use this information to learn about the
In this YouTube video, Los Angeles City Attorney, Mike Feuer, shares information about how seniors can avoid scams. He reviews current scams that are most common (including phone impersonators, fake computer repair calls, and identity theft) and gives suggestions to protect against them. Check it out and share it!
Student loan scams are on the rise! Have you seen an online ad, received a text or phone call or even an official-looking letter promising to lower your student loan payments or have the loan forgiven altogether? Not so fast! These are the work of student loan scammers. They might charge illegal upfront fees, or
We’re sharing this recent article from the San Joaquin Valley Sun newspaper, Special Financing for Solar Projects Proves Sticky for Valley Residents. The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program gives homeowners an opportunity to finance solar panels, as well as other energy-efficient improvements, for their homes with little to no up-front costs. Instead, the
June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate the benefits that homeownership brings to families, neighborhoods, and communities across America. Research shows that a household’s primary residence is its largest asset and continues to provide an important building block for long-term financial security. Recognition of homeownership began as a week-long celebration in 1995, and was later proclaimed