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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 around

Summer Study: 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  

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 California

May is Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, 2018 May is Older Americans Month, a campaign to raise awareness of vital aging issues across the country. The DBO has valuable information and resources to help alert and educate California’s older adults about investment fraud, unscrupulous sales practices, and financial scams. Check out the links below to learn more.

FTC crack down on student loan scams

A lot of us have student loans – and some of us have trouble paying them every month. Some companies claim to resolve that issue by saying they can help you pay them down quicker, cheaper or get them forgiven altogether. Be cautious – some of these companies are running scams. Here are some tips