Consumer Financial Tips and Resources

Jan 19, 2018

Have patrons with questions on financial topics? We picked up these resources and ideas from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

Money Smart Week (MSW) is April 21 to April 28, 2018. Free financial education classes and materials are available to help your patrons get smart about money management. The CFPB offers resources and materials that are available all year to help your patrons make informed financial decisions.

Tax Time materials: The CFPB has created tools and publications to help your patrons get ready for the upcoming tax season.  Print or order copies of these free resources like the checklist to prepare for an appointment with a tax preparer, a flyer about options for saving from a tax refunds, posters, postcards, table tents, worksheets, and more.  These materials are also available in Spanish.

Debt Boot Camp (email): Help your patrons get their finances in shape with CFPB’s email Debt Boot Camp. This 21-day course helps with financial goal setting, handling money emergencies, debt pay down, and creating and following a budget. Participants receive two to three emails each week with tips, tools and activities to help them manage their debt and finances.

Visit the CFPB Library page to learn about more financial education resources. You can also order free publications and materials about financial education topics for your patrons.

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