At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, we believe in empowering American Consumers to make informed financial decisions. We want you to have the information you need to get what you want out of the financial products and services available to you.
Financial education organizations, many with limited staff and money, could have a bigger impact by teaming with agencies that provide services and other forms of counseling.
In other words, providers should take financial education to consumers when they are most willing to learn, instead of spending time and effort trying to draw people to financial education events or engage them through expensive “awareness campaigns.”
The Office of Financial Education is helping Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across the country encourage taxpayers to save some of their 2011 Federal income tax refunds.