CFPB to Host Free Financial Empowerment Training for Officials in Capitol Region

Press Release
Press Release

On Tuesday, September 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will host a free, full day "Train-the-Trainer" event at their Washington, DC office to prepare interested city officials and staff in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region to bring the new CFPB program Your Money, Your Goals to residents in their communities. Your Money, Your Goals, is a comprehensive guide developed for low-income consumers to empower positive financial decision-making that covers topics like budgeting daily expenses, managing debt, and avoiding financial tricks and traps. The topics covered in the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit include:

  • Making spending decisions that help reach goals
  • Ordering and fixing credit reports
  • Avoiding tricks and traps in choosing financial products
  • Making decisions about repaying debts and taking on new debt
  • Keeping track of income and bills
  • Deciding whether to open a checking account and understanding what's needed to open one

City officials and staff outside the Capitol region interested in learning more about the program can go to the CFPB website to view trainer videos and other resources. Officials and staff within commuting distance of Washington, DC can contact the CFPB directly about attending the live September 16th "Train-the-Trainer" event by emailing Cheryl Parker Rose, Assistant Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, at cheryl.parkerrose@cfpb.gov.

For more information: CFPB Launches Nationwide Effort to Provide Financial Education and Tools to Low-Income Consumers

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