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A federal partnership to increase financial capability for workers with disabilities

We know that individuals with disabilities often face barriers and challenges in moving toward economic security and self-sufficiency. That’s why we’re committed to making sure that these individuals have the help and support they need to begin planning and saving for their financial goals. Over the past year, our team has traveled across the country; […]

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Financial coaching services to transitioning veterans and economically vulnerable consumers

Whether you are a veteran transitioning to life in the civilian world or a consumer facing economic challenges – for example, seeking work after becoming unemployed or coping with a housing crisis – having a trusted, well-informed advisor can increase your odds of success. That’s why we’re launching a new initiative – the first consumer […]

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Access, Data and Scale – Strategies to making the market work better for low-income and economically vulnerable consumers

Many of the low-income and economically vulnerable consumers we serve through the Office of Financial Empowerment face barriers to accessing affordable financial services. And for the many social service and financial-product providers that want to reach them, barriers to scalability – making proven solutions available to a significant number of people — and a lack […]

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Working together to empower consumers

In my first blog post I wrote that part of our work in the Office of Financial Empowerment is connecting with people and organizations around the country that are building financial stability for low-income and other economically vulnerable Americans. Last week, over 400 participants joined CFPB Director Richard Cordray, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement […]

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Empowering America’s consumers

Last week, I joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as Assistant Director of the Office of Financial Empowerment, which is part of our Division of Consumer Education and Engagement. We share a common goal with our colleagues across the Bureau: to protect and empower all consumers. The Office of Financial Empowerment has a special focus […]