Financial Literacy Tips and Resources

    Resources to Assist Taxpayers

    Financial Tip of the Week

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    1. COVID-19 Financial Resources for Businesses and Consumers

    SBA Loans, Debt Relief and
    Paycheck Protection Programs


    U.S. Dept. of Labor

    sba.gov/coronavirus

    sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

    dol.gov/coronavirus

    U.S. Treasury Paycheck
    Protection Program


    California EDD
    Employment


    home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/ppp--Fact-Sheet.pdf

    home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf

    labor.ca.gov/coronavirus





    2. COVID-19: Protecting Your Finances/Other Resources


    Protecting Your Finances During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Criminals Exploiting COVID19 for Financial Gain

    consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus

    files.constantcontact.com/3c634807be/f623c4c8-5b84-4afa-9c3a-4fa2cf7b08ce.pdf

    County of Orange
    Resource Directory


    U.S. Treasury — Steps for
    Quicker Financial Relief


    covid19info.ocgov.com

    home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/consumer-policy/personal-finance-and-consumer-protection-steps-for-quicker-financial-relief





    3. Financial Tip of the Week

    May 18, 2020: A Tool for Cutting Expenses
    May 11, 2020: Have You Received Your Economic Impact Payment?
    May 4, 2020: May 5 Deadline for Some SSI and VA Beneficiaries with Kids
    April 27, 2020: Avoiding SSA Scams During COVID-19
    April 20, 2020: Dealing With Debt Collectors During COVID-19
    April 13, 2020: Coronavirus and Your Mortgage
    April 6, 2020: While You Are Home, Spot the Scams



    4. Consumer Protection Resources


    Financial Education
    from the FDIC


    CFPB
    Publications

    fdic.gov/consumers/education/

    pueblo.gpo.gov/CFPBPubs/CFPBPubs.php?PubID=13112

    National Consumer
    Protection Week

    Proclamation 2020

    consumer.ftc.gov/features/national-consumer-protection-week



    5. Resources for Seniors


    Federal Deposit
    Insurance Corporation

    Financial Tips for Seniors

    Securities and Exchange
    Commission

    Seniors Care Package

    National Council on Aging
    Money Management

    Assisted Living Today
    Guide to Senior Finance



    6. Other Financial Tools


    Financial Empowerment
    Toolkit


    Internal Revenue Service

    consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/your-money-your-goals/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=OCA

    Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft

    California Attorney General’s Public Inquiry Unit

    Including:

    • How to file a complaint against a business or government
    • How to research contractors and businesses
    • How to identify shopping-related issues such as disputing charges and sales offer scams
    oag.ca.gov/consumers

    U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Research and file a complaint on medical-related fraud