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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. 

Category: Info for consumers |
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CFPB announces 30 new Your Money, Your Goals partners to help low-income consumers

The Office of Financial Empowerment announces 30 new partners selected to participate in Your Money, Your Goals training and expand the reach of financial empowerment tools and information to low-income consumers. The national launch report, released today, outlines the initial success of the Your Money, Your Goals initiative.

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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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Here’s how community-based organizations can do business with us

So often, the work that we do relies on the knowledge and expertise that community-based organizations provide us. These organizations are our eyes and ears on-the-ground, and they give us feedback on how our work can impact people. We want to make sure that we not only informally include these organizations in our meetings and […]

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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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Partnering in an information sharing agreement with the Navajo Nation to protect tribal consumers

One way we further our mission to protect consumers is through appropriately sharing with state and local law enforcement agencies information that CFPB has gathered. Today, we’re announcing a new dimension in our ongoing sharing efforts. The CFPB recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice, setting out a […]

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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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Something Good in Memphis

Last week, I had the good fortune to spend two full days in Memphis, Tennessee, with my friend and colleague, Holly Petraeus, who heads the CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs. I was in Memphis because of a great organization called RISE, whose name stands for embracing responsibility, initiative, solutions and empowerment. It is one of […]

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Joining the Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Today, I attended my first public meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission. Financial education has been a passion of mine for years. The ability to understand and control one’s finances is one of the most important life skills. It creates a path to economic independence and mobility. I view it as fundamental to […]

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Better Together: How NCPW partner agencies are protecting consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will bring together under one roof a collection of important consumer protection duties that used to be scattered across the federal government. This week, we join a variety of government agencies to mark National Consumer Protection Week. This week is about raising awareness of your rights and resources as a […]