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The SEC offers online publications that help seniors understand the vast array of investment products and how to avoid investment fraud. In-person presentations explain the red flags of investment fraud and how to check the background of investment professionals. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/20/2017
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
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
A guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help consumers retiring from a traditional pension plan navigate their payout options. The guide gives near-retirees the information they need to understand the trade-offs of taking their pension in a monthly payment or in a lump sum. The More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: Pensions, Investment, Lump sums, Retirement income, Annuities
Date: 4/6/2016
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
To equip assisted living and nursing facility staff with the know-how to prevent and spot the warning signs of elder financial abuse, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a guide to protecting residents from financial exploitation. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guide
Tags: fraud, financial exploitation, consumer protection
Date: 7/8/2014
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
Money Smart for Older Adults (MSOA) is an instructor-led training developed jointly by FDIC and CFPB.  The module provides awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making. More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Guide
Tags: Fraud, Scam, Elderly, Guide
Date: 3/25/2014