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A tax refund may be the single biggest check some consumers receive all year. The CFPB’s Ready? Set. Save! offers resources to help service providers learn more about tax-time saving options to better help those they serve. This includes training webinar and workbook, promotional materials, and More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 10/12/2016
The CFPB’s Managing Someone Else’s Money guides include four guides for four different fiduciary capacities: agents under power of attorney, court-appointed guardians, trustees, and government fiduciaries. Each guide contains information on fiduciary responsibilities and tips on how to spot More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 10/11/2016
CFTC SmartCheckSM is an evidence-based social marketing campaign encouraging the older investors most commonly targeted by fraud to check the registration status and disciplinary histories of professionals selling positions in commodity-related products, investments, or securities. The initiative More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 10/11/2016
Following a rigorous research effort to develop a consumer-driven definition of financial well-being, the CFPB developed and tested a set of questions–a “scale”–to measure financial well-being. The scale is designed to allow practitioners and researchers to accurately and consistently quantify, and More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: Financial well-being measurement, financial education outcome measurement
Date: 7/26/2016
This report summarizes the findings from the Federal Reserve Board’s 3rd annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED), which aims to capture a snapshot of financial and economic well-being of U.S. consumers and identify potential risks to their financial stability. Topics covered More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 7/27/2016
MyRA (My Retirement Account) is a program offering a new retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to start saving. Savers will be able to open an account with as a little as $25 and contribute $5 or more every payday. MyRAs balances will never go More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Savings, Retirement, Planning, Accounts
Date: 4/2/2015
If you are starting a new job, this publication provides tips to help you save for your long-term goals in addition to your short-term goals. If you start saving now, the money will have years to grow and you'll have a better chance of being able to do all the things you want to do in the future. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Tags: longevity risk, retirement risk, tax-deferred retirement account, ERISA, college seniors, new entrants
Date: 8/9/2013
CFTC SmartCheck is a campaign of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It connects investors to tools to check the registration, license, and disciplinary history of certain financial professionals. This collection of tools allows the responsible investor to confirm the credentials More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance Tools Website
Tags: Investor, Education, Investor Education, Investing, Investment,
Date: 11/25/2014
With support from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (CFS) and the New York City Department  of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) partnered on a pilot More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Brief
Tags: Job Training, Financial Counseling, Financial Empowerment    
Date: 4/21/2014
Learn about Medicare hospital and medical insurance, who is covered, and how to apply. More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: Retirement, Health Care, Healthcare, Insurance
Date: 3/25/2014