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Unleash the power of age

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This May is the 50th anniversary of Older Americans month. This year’s theme – Unleash the Power of Age – is an inspirational reminder of the achievements, expertise, and wisdom that age brings. Use this month – and the months ahead, to celebrate your – or your older family members’, friends’, and colleagues’ – talents and gifts.

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My next chapter: focusing on the work we do with others

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In the brief time since I started here at the CFPB, we have accomplished an amazing amount for older Americans. The time has flown by at jet speed. Among other things, we’ve: Increased the focus on issues affecting seniors, including in particular elder financial exploitation and diminished capacity for financial decision-making. Helped the Bureau produce […]

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Recognizing elder financial abuse

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This post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week National Consumer Protection Week is an opportunity to talk about a particularly troubling and challenging consumer protection issue – elder financial abuse and exploitation. Understanding what elder financial exploitation can look like and why it can be hard to spot can help you […]

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