HUD: $43 Million Offered to Support Housing Counseling

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to recognize the importance of homeownership to the U.S. economy and the benefits owning a home have on building household wealth for families. To support stable and sustainable homeownership, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is making […]

CFPB: Financial Education Tool Launched for Active-Duty Servicemembers

“Misadventures in Money Management” Expands to Wider Audience Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) significantly expanded its Misadventures in Money Management financial education tool to active-duty servicemembers. Misadventures in Money Management (MIMM.gov ) was initially developed for future servicemembers who signed a contract to enlist in the armed forces, but […]

ABA: Banks Urged to Submit Nominations for ABA Foundation’s Community Commitment Awards

Deadline for entries is July 12 ​WASHINGTON — Starting today, the American Bankers Association Foundation urges banks across the nation to submit nominations for its sixth annual Community Commitment Awards. The awards, one of the industry’s top honors for extraordinary bank commitment to communities, recognizes innovative, high-impact programs that improve the […]

ABA: Bankers Celebrate 22 Years of Teach Children to Save

April 12 marks Teach Children to Save Day, volunteers to reach estimated 330,700 students ​More than 9,850 bankers will host financial education events across the country in celebration of Teach Children to Save Day this year. Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached 10.5 million young people with the […]

FEMA: For National Financial Capability Month, FEMA Partners with FLEC for Events

Throughout the month of April, FEMA, in partnership with the Financial Literacy and Education Commission(FLEC), is celebrating National Financial Capability Month.  Personal financial planning helps individuals and families prepare for disasters both big and small. Many people have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster. In these stressful […]

CFPB: Get Money Smart about Money Smart Week

During Financial Literacy Month in April, the CFPB joins the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank in celebrating Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6). This event is a great opportunity to teach consumers how to be smarter with their money.  Various Money Smart Week activities—like free financial education classes and seminars—are offered […]

CFPB: Forty Organizations Join the 2019 “Your Money, Your Goals” Cohort

As part of its mission to empower consumers to make more informed financial decisions, the Bureau works through established community organizations and service providers to integrate financial empowerment tools and services. Today we welcome 40 new organizations to the 2019 Your Money, Your Goals cohort. Since 2013, the Bureau has worked through […]

FDIC: New Resources Unveiled for Consumers During National Consumer Protection Week 2019

In observance of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 3–9, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today unveiled new resources to help consumers understand their rights and make well-informed decisions about money. The FDIC has added a new, online Information and Support Center to the agency’s existing educational resources. Consumers […]

ABA: Indiana Teen Named Grand Prize Winner of National “Lights, Camera, Save!” Video Contest

Luke Wiley, a 17-year-old student from Greenwood, Ind., is the national winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save!, which launched in 2010, is a unique national competition that encourages kids to use video to communicate the value of saving and motivate their […]