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Financial empowerment webinar - March 22 - resources and tools to help you help justice-involved individuals - from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Your Money, Your Goals: Having the money conversation

Are you having money conversations with the justice-involved individuals you serve? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly, developed Your Money, Your Goals to help frontline staff and volunteers have that conversation.  More than 10,000 frontline staff and volunteers from public and private human services organizations across the country have already been trained.

The training and toolkit initiative helps you help the people you serve  - 

  • Prioritize money challenges and goals – should they pay down debt or focus on saving for a down payment on an apartment?
  • Order and fix credit reports
  • Know their rights when a debt collector contacts them
  • Avoid tricks and traps when choosing financial products
  • Make decisions about repaying debts and taking on new debt
  • Keep track of income and bills
  • Decide whether a checking account is appropriate and understand what is needed to open one

On Wednesday, March 22 from 1 pm to 4 pm (ET) the CFPB is hosting a web-based training on the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit for organizations that work with justice-involved individuals.  The training will include a presentation on CFPB tools designed specifically to address the financial challenges facing the reentry population. 

Please take a look at the toolkit online and ORDER a FREE toolkit copy at https://orders.gpo.gov/cfpbtoolkit.aspx. (they can get it to you by March 22) It will be helpful to have a copy of the toolkit with you for the training.

How to participate

We recommend joining 10-15 minutes early to allow time for troubleshooting any technical challenges.

Step 1: Go to: http://bit.ly/2hp2l4d. Once you are logged in, you can have the meeting call you!

Step 2 (if you don’t have the meeting call you): You can join by dialing the access numbers below.

1-866-546-3377; Guest Passcode:  428 028 4458

Technical challenges on the day of the webinar?

If you encounter challenges joining the meeting due to pop-up blockers, adjust your browser settings before proceeding:

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95472?hl=en

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/ie-security-privacy-settings#ie=ie-11

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pop-blocker-settings-exceptions-troubleshooting

Safari: http://www.geeksquad.com/do-it-yourself/tech-tips/disable-pop-up-blocker.aspx#safari

For other technical challenges: Contact Ben Miller, bmiller@icfi.com, 703-587-2141

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