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… Invest, Spend Employment; Home Ownership; Business Ownership; Planning for Retirement; Unplanned … households’ financial asset ownership and allocation have discussed …
Date: 10/27/2016
If you need money to pay bills or make home improvements, and think the answer is in refinancing, a second mortgage, or a home equity loan, consider your options carefully. If you can't make the required payments, you could lose your home as well as the equity you've built up. This article More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Checklist Tools Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Is a home equity loan or line of credit right for you? Read about abusive lending practices, how to avoid them, and how to save your home. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Whether you’re planning an addition for a growing family or simply getting new storm windows, finding a competent and reliable contractor is the first step to a successful and satisfying home improvement project. This article provide guidance and steps to finding a competent and reliable More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
This website includes helpful hits and tips on buying a home. It features video presentations and written information about such areas as determining what price home you can afford, shopping for a mortgage, shopping for a home, making an offer, getting a home inspection, shopping for homeowners More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Homebuyers have protections under The Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act. Find out what loans are covered, what disclosures are required, and what’s not allowed. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
This consumer advisory describes common foreclosure scams, suggests ways homeowners can avoid those scams, and outlines new federal rules to protect homeowners from such schemes. This advisory also lists 10 warning signs homeowners can use to identify foreclosure scams. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brief Tools
Tags: mortgage, modification, scams, foreclosure rescue
Date: 4/20/2017
IDA programs present opportunities for financial institutions to expand into underserved and emerging markets. This fact sheet discusses Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), the role they play in helping low-and-moderate income people build wealth and how financial institutions can support this More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Researcher
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Tags: IDA, CRA
Date: 4/20/2017
This edition of Community Developments Investments highlights roles that banks can play through their participation in financial literacy initiatives. The articles describe the following four national initiatives that encourage banks and their community partners to help consumers use their More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Community-based, financial literacy, asset-building, CRA, banks
Date: 4/20/2017
Money Smart for Small Business is a new instructor-led training curriculum developed jointly by FDIC and SBA. The 10 modules in this curriculum provide introductory training for new and aspiring entrepreneurs on the basics to organizing and managing a business. In addition to grounding participants More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Curriculum
Date: 4/12/2017