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Published Category: At the CFPB

Join the Your Money, Your Goals 2018 cohort

Whether you’re helping people get a job, find a place to live, or deal with a legal problem, money always comes up. Your Money, Your Goals can help your staff and volunteers start the conversation. We’re looking for 40 organizations to work with us in 2018 to bring Your Money, Your Goals to the people you serve. 

Published Category: Info for consumers
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Behind on bills: Three steps to help you make tough choices in tight moments

When bills are piling up, it’s important to remember that you’re still in control. While you are ultimately responsible for paying all of your bills on time, there are things you can do if you fall short one month and don’t have enough money to cover everything.

Published Category: Info for consumers

More momentum for promoting tools for social services programs

In the six months since we announced the release of Your Money, Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Social Services Programs, organizations across the country have been at work equipping frontline social services staff to use its information and tools to help their clients learn financial decision-making skills. This comprehensive guide to empowered financial decision-making covers topics like budgeting daily expenses, managing debt, and avoiding financial tricks and traps.

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Educating and empowering American consumers

There are certain occasions in everyone’s life when one decision can have long-lasting effects. How will you pay for college? Which mortgage should you choose? Where will you turn when you need credit? When will you start saving for retirement? How you answer these questions and others like them can profoundly impact your financial future. […]