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PACE Program Causing Some Homeowners to Lose Homes

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

Schools pushing for Financial Literacy

Most Americans need help when managing their expenses. According to FINRA‘s National Financial Capability Study, about 60 percent of the nation’s residents would not be able to pass a basic financial literacy quiz. And when it comes to savings, the Federal Reserve Board estimated about 40 percent of adults in the U.S. don’t have the

New CalSavers Website and Program set to Make Retirement-Saving Easier

California State Treasurer John Chiang has announced the new CalSavers website will launch next month, November, 2018. With nearly half of middle-income workers in the state at risk of retiring into economic hardship, CalSavers will specifically address this personal savings crisis by providing employers and their employees access to a new retirement savings program, helping

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