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The new California Financial Literacy Month (“CAFLM”) portal provides information, news and resources to help Californians make informed financial decisions and achieve their financial goals. The content is provided by a growing list of CAFLM partners, including government agencies, financial institutions and non-profit and community-based organizations. We invite you to read and subscribe to the California Financial Literacy Blog. Daily updates with news and alerts, programs and services and other financial education resources. Thank you for visiting the CAFLM site and for making financial literacy a priority!

Highlights

  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) (January – April)
    • The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is now bigger and better! This cash-back credit is designed to put money in the pockets of low-income working families and individuals. Claiming this credit is easy. Eligible taxpayers just need to file a state tax return. The free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assists low-income workers with filing federal tax returns. For more information on EITC/Cal EITC and VITA, visit caleitc4me.org.

  • America Saves Week and Military Saves Week (February/March)
    • America Saves Week and Military Saves Week (February/March) An annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Visit americasavesweek.org

  • National Consumer Protection Week (March)
    • Each year NCPW stresses the importance of giving consumers the knowledge and skills they need to make safe and successful financial choices. You can lean learn more about National Consumer Protection Week, and find educational materials on the NCPW website.

  • California Financial Literacy Month (April)
    • Each year CAFLM highlights the importance of financial literacy and encourages all Californians to increase their understanding of saving, investing and credit choices.

  • National Retirement Planning Week® (April)
    • Visit the Retire On Your Terms website to see the Participant Kits and learn more about how you can support and engage in this important week. Go to retireonyourterms.org/NRPW

  • Older Americans Month (May)
    • May is Older Americans Month, a campaign to raise awareness of vital aging issues across the country. DBO has information and resources to help alert and educate California’s older adults about investment fraud, unscrupulous sales practices, and financial scams. The DBO Seniors Against Investment Fraud program empowers older adults to make informed decisions about finances and investments.

  • California Small Business Month (May)
    • May is Small Business Month in the State of California. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) hosts a Small Business Summit to provide information on the resources and programs available to small business owners. Other organizations also conduct events throughout the state.

  • Homeownership Month (June)
    • This month-long national campaign reinforces the belief that owning a home remains one of the cornerstones of the American Dream. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, or facing foreclosure, learn important information and resources regarding homeownership and the home-buying process, loan modifications, foreclosure prevention, mortgage fraud, and mortgage-related scams. DBO’s Path to Homeownership booklet is available in English, Spanish and Chinese. Remember, an educated borrower is better prepared for successful, long-term homeownership and overall financial stability. For more information, visit the DBO Mortgage Education Program.