Resources

Here are links to a lot of information, but you can also call us for assistance over the phone: 510-654-2200

CONSUMER RESOURCES

USA.Gov

This page on the U.S. Government web site has links to information on Mortgages for Home Buyers and Homeowners. www.usa.gov/shopping/realestate/mortgages/mortgages.shtml

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD is the nation’s housing agency. Their site provides a helpful list of 9 steps to buying a home, which includes figuring out how much you can afford, knowing your rights, shopping for a loan, making an offer, getting a home inspection, and more.
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

FDIC Consumer News

This quarterly consumer publication provides practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services. Issues and selected articles offer helpful hints, quick tips and common-sense strategies to protect and stretch your hard-earned dollars.
https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news

U.S. Post Office Moving Guide — Change of Address

What happens after you complete the purchase process? This U.S. Postal Service site provides all kinds of tools and tips to help make the moving process easier.
https://moversguide.usps.com

BUSINESS RESOURCES

• Current Market Data

Today’s Interest Rates

Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch Tools
www.marketwatch.com/tools/pftools

Today’s Market Data

Wall Street Journal’s Market Research Tools
markets.wsj.com/usoverview?mod=wsj_hpp_marketdata

• Economic Indicators

US Labor Statistics at a Glance

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Research Tools
www.bls.gov/eag

US Economy at a Glance

Department of Commerce — Bureau of Economic Analysis Research Tools
www.bea.gov

FAMILY RESOURCES

MyMoney.gov

Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you will find important information from more than 20 federal agencies and bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices.
www.mymoney.gov/Pages

AmericaSaves.org

One of the most important things you can learn in life is how to save money. It’s the first step to getting where you want to be. Anyone can do it. You just have to put your mind to it. Once you start, it gets easier and easier and before you know it, you’re on your way to making your dreams a reality.
www.americasaves.org

Money Smart

The FDIC’s basic consumer financial education curriculum is designed to enhance financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Money Smart has been shown to positively influence how people manage their finances.
www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart