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2020
March 2020
FTC Marks Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
It's Not Fair! by Jim Garnett
February 2020
Little tax mistakes that cause big problems! by Jim Garnett
FTC Marks Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
January 2020
ICFE Strengthens Ties with Cybersecurity Community
2019
December 2019
Five Priceless Christmas Gifts
December Issue of Cyber Defense Magazine
November 2019
"I Really Do Not Have A Problem"
How much do you really know about your credit score?
October 2019
Military Service Members Can Obtain Free Credit Monitoring Starting on Oct 31
FTC Releases Results of 2017 Mass-Market Consumer Fraud Survey
Doing LESS To Accomplish MORE
August 2019
The Five Cs Of Credit
Financial Wellness By The Numbers
July 2019
The 9 Top Money Mistakes People Make (Part Two)
The 9 Top Money Mistakes People Make (Part One)
June 2019
Intellectual Property & Trade Secrets - Gone In 60 Seconds
May 2019
Bouncing Back From Being Hacked
The Book Every Graduate Should Own
April 2019
Top Internet Scams Affecting the Elderly
Recent Data Breach Summaries
Cyber Risks Could Impact Credit Ratings
5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Borrowing Against Your Home's Equity
Cyber Risks Could Impact Credit Ratings
Cyber Attacks: More Than Phishing
Financial Literacy Month
March 2019
Recent Data Breach Summaries
Heavy Student Loan Debt Forces Many Millennials To Delay Buying Homes
The 5 Most Cringe-Worthy Privileged Data Breaches of 2018
February 2019
How Do Late Payments Affect My Credit Score?
K-12 Financial Literacy Standards
Recent Data Breach Summaries
America/Military Saves Week
Cybercriminals File Fraudulent Tax Returns
January 2019
Why your credit score needs a boost
Federal Shutdown is No Holiday for Identity Thieves
2018
December 2018
Yan Ross: FTC Considering Updates to Red Flags Rule
November 2018
The Most Cybercriminal Time of the Year
Ask Mr G's "15 Tips For Managing Your Money"
October 2018
Ask Mr G's "What Do Slices Of Pie Have To Do With Your Money?"
September 2018
Social Engineering - Exploiting the Human Factor
August 2018
"Inquiries" on my credit report - what are they?
Americans And Their Debt
July 2018
May I Introduce My New Financial Book To You...
June 2018
Eligibility Expands for CCCCS™
May 2018
Read The Fine Print!
Budgeting With A Fluctuating Income
Aoril 2018
CITRMS® SPAM Alert
ICFE Certified Master Consumer Credit Care Specialist™ awarded to Dana Chitwood of Atlanta
A Financially Literate Future is Within Our Reach
March 2018
Guard Against IRS Scams: What The IRS Will Never Do
FTC releases annual report on consumer complaints
Ten Most Important Actions HR Can Take in Response to Cyber Threats
February 2018
America Saves Week 2018 daily savings themes February 26th - March 3rd
10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
AFCPE® Grants 10 CEUs each for ICFE Courses
2017 FTC Privacy and Data Security Report
January 2018
20 Helpful Tips To Eat Out More Affordably
2017
December 2017
How To Put The "Merry" In Your Merry Christmas
Gratefulness Can Affect Your Bottom Line
Identity Theft Risk Management and Cyber-Security: Connecting The Dots
November 2017
7 Reasons To Buy Vs. 7 Reasons To Rent
October 2017
Penn News for October 2017
Top 10 List of Credit Don'ts
August 2017
How To Establish Credit For The First Time?
Let's read! Children's Literature & Economics - Free Lessons
Putting The Brakes On Impulse Buying
July 2017
FTC News for July
CMS Enters the 21st Century - Medicare Cards Will No Longer Show Social Security Numbers - In A Year or Two
What's Being Removed From My Credit Report?
June 2017
Ask Mr G's "Determining Wants From Needs - Five Need-Producing Attitudes
ICFE Certified Master Consumer Credit Care Specialist™ awarded to Jeffrey Major, Market Manager with Pioneer Services-Mid County Bank in Colorado Springs, CO
Identity Theft Risk Management and Cyber-Security: Connecting the Dots
ICFE Certified Master Consumer Credit Care Specialist™ awarded to Kathleen Caffarelli of ID Watchdog in Denver, CO
May 2017
My Three Most Important Financial Tips For Graduates
Federal Trade Commission Blog: "Most ID theft victims don't need a police report"
FTC News for April/May
Ask Mr G's "10 Tips For Dumping Debt"
April 2017
2017 FINRA Investor Education Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship
Identity Theft Services Offer Some Benefits...
WHERE FINANCIAL EDUCATION HAS THE GREATEST IMPACT
Ask Mr G's "How Credit Savvy Are You?
March 2017
FTC News for March
Ask Mr G's "10 Things You Should Know About Debt Settlement"
America Saves "Take The Pledge"
How do we get teens to care about their financial future?
February 2017
America/Military Saves Week
Penn News for February 2017
Ask Mr G's "Rent-to-Own: A Good Idea?"
Data breaches in 2016 hit an all-time record high
January 2017
Identity Theft Risk Management - A Perspective for 2017
Penn News for January 2017
Ask Mr G's "You Are Here"
CFPB releases report on student loan debt owed by older consumers
2016
December 2016
Cybersecurity Risk Management: New Opportunities for Professional Employment
Penn News for December 2016
Ask Mr G's "Christmas Investments That Generate Interest"
December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month
Ransomware and Terrorism
November 2016
Ask Mr G's "Giving and Receiving"
Kiplinger Updates Financial Field Manual for U.S. Servicemen and Women and their Families
As part of joint initiative with the CFPB, FTC launches updated, mobile-friendly Military Consumer website
Is it time for a national data breach notification law? Part 2
FTC News for November 2016
October 2016
Does Accessibility Equal Affordability?Voter Registration Fraud and Identity Theft
September 2016
FTC News for September 2016
What Smart People Know About Credit Cards
7 Things You Should Know Before Driving For Uber
Using The Internet of Things (IoT) or Privacy: A Tough Choice
August 2016
FTC News for August
Over Half of US Taxpayers Fear ID Theft Loss
Eligibility Expands for CCCCS™ Program
Is it time for a national data breach notification law?
Student Debt and False Accreditation
Ask Mr. G's The Top 10 Credit Report Myths Debunked
July 2016
FTC News for July
Yan Ross, ICFE Director of Special Projects, to Teach New Course on Identity Theft: Challenge and Response for Consumers
Ransomware and Recent Variants
Medical Records Bring a Premium Price on the Dark Web
Take Action Against Credit Card Skimmers
June 2016
FTC News for June
Brookings Institution Study: Healthcare Single Most Prevalent Area for Data Breaches
If I Don't Have It, Neither Should You!
May 2016
FTC News for May
Don't be caught short when identity theft hits you
ICFE Announces the Certified Master Consumer Credit Care Specialist (CCCCS™) Course
CFPB Monitor - CFPB announces consent orders with debt collection law firm, two law firm partners, debt buyer
April 2016
Are you covered for data breaches?
FTC News for April
Ask Mr G's "Ready For A Change"
March 2016
April is National Financial Literacy Month
CFPB issues 2016 FDCPA report
CFPB issues fourth annual report on servicemember complaints
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) accepts ICFE's Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist CITRMS® XV for CPEs on their Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) designations.
Ask Mr G's "Credit Card Debt & Home Equity Loans"
February 2016
AMERICA SAVES and MILITARY SAVES WEEK
"The Six M's of Money" explained at Celebrating Women and Wealth Workshop
January 2016
Ask Mr G's "How To Avoid An Affluenza Epidemic"
Did you overspend on Christmas and the Holidays?
2015
December 2015
20 Ways To Spend Less on Groceries For Holidays from the ICFE
November 2015
New Credit Repair Training Certification Certified Credit Repair Specialist
FTC News for November
October 2015
FTC News for October
Ask Mr G's Credit The Great Illusion
September 2015
FTC News for September
Transitioning to CITRMS XV
ICFE Introduces CITRMS XV
Ask Mr G's Wants vs. Needs Part 2
August 2015
FTC News for August
Ask Mr G's Wants vs Needs
July 2015
FTC News for July
Public Inquiry Into Student Loan Servicing Practices
June 2015
FTC Newsletter for June 2015
Is Your Company's Mobile App Putting Your Customers At Risk For Fraud? New Forms Of Malware Make Bank And Retail Apps Vulnerable, Says Cyber Security Expert
Your vacation should leave you with life-time memories, not long-term debt
Bogus credit card alerts
A Teachable Moment: Younger Workers and Social Security
CITRMS 10th Anniversary
ICFE Introduces New Certification CCSS
May 2015
Beware! You Don't Have to Pay for Help with Your Student Loans
"What Is Your Money Mind? Is it Accumulation or Consumption?" How to Develop the Big Picture of your Financial Life
April 2015
Crackdown On Deceptive Car Dealers
ICFE Introduces New Certification CCSS
Money Smart Week Twitter Chat
April is Financial Literacy Month
March 2015
FTC Monthly Newsletter for March
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Consumer Advisory Board discusses credit scores and medical debt
FINRA Foundation Research Reveals Fraud Victims Vulnerable to Severe Stress, Anxiety and Depression
February 2015
Ask Mr G's Getting Control Of Our Finances - As Easy As Pie!
FTC Monthly Newsletter
January 2015
Ask Mr. G's Seven Considerations For Maintaining An Emergency Savings Account
Personal Health and Finance Quiz Can Guide New Year's Resolutions
ESET Researchers Release 2015 Cybercrime Predictions and Trends
CyberSecurity 2014: Lessons Learned
2014
November 2014
ICFE Offices Have Moved!
ICFE Announces Christmas Course Enrollment Sale
October 2014
Ask Mr. G's 10 Tips To Eating Out More Affordably
August 2014
35% of Americans face collection - many for debts they don't owe, new training course aimed at counselors
July 2014
Ask Mr. G's I've Been Hacked! What Now?
June 2014
Ask Mr. G's 10 Tips For Dumping Debt
May 2014
ICFE Introduces New Certification
Certified Young Adult Financial Specialist (CYAFS™)
April 2014
April is Financial Literacy Month. So What?
March 2014
Ask Mr. G's 9 Credits And Deductions Commonly Missed
February 2014
Opportunity to Join "America Saves Week" and Promote the Importance of Saving
Interest Rates On The Move: What consumers should do now!
Target and other retailer security breaches
January 2014
Ask Mr. G's Getting Out Of Debt The Wrong Way
Target and Other Retailer Security Breaches
Five Easy Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2014
2013
October 2013
Ask Mr. G's Funny Finances
CFPB Reports CARD Act Saved Money for Consumers
Ask Mr. G's 5 Questions To Ask To Identify Wants From Need
September 2013
Ask Mr. G's 5 Beliefs That Will Transform Our Wants Into Needs
July 2013
AAFCS Accepts ICFE Certification Programs for Professional Development Units (PDUs)
May 2013
Ask Mr. G's 11 Great Tips To Make Your Vacation More Affordable
April 2013
April Is Financial Literacy Month
March 2013
Ask Mr. G's Nine Money Mistakes That Smart People Make
February 2013
Consumer.Data.Gov is Live!
Countdown to Military Saves Week 2013
1 in 5 Consumers Had Errors on Their Credit Reports
Ask Mr. G's A Lesson In How NOT To Pay Your Bills
January 2013
ICFE Introduces New Certification - Certified Consumer "Debt Collection Compliance Specialist" (DCCS™)
2012
December 2012
Credit card comparison sites evaluated
November 2012
NEW video shows just how ICFE's Anti-RFID sleeves work
October 2012
ICFE Supports National Protect Your Identity Week
Spread the Word - Treasury Launches Savings Contest for Kids!
September 2012
Nonprofit ICFE help professionals expand their market with niche certification programs
ICFE Certifications can enhance your value to others
August 2012
Top 10 Discounts for Teachers
Military Families Learning Network Web Conference
June 2012
7 Reasons to Buy versus 7 Reasons to Rent
May 2012
ICFE Announces Three New CE Accepted Instructor Training Courses
New CFPB Interactive Online Tool: Ask CFPB
Ask Mr. G's 10 Best Tips for Saving Money On Vacation
April 2012
Financial Aid Comparison Shopper, an online tool helps families plan for the costs of college
Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ Online Challenge Begins April 15
March 2012
ICFE CCRR and CCRR-GRC Graduate Update
ICFE CITRMS update FTC Report on ID Theft Victims
29 Ways to Save Money on Gas from Ask Mr. G
March 21 Webinar
FTC Releases Top Complaint Categories for 2011
March 15 Webinar
February 2012
National Cooperative Extension System Online Survey
Ways to participate in America Saves Week February 19-26, 2012
What do teens know about money? Find out with the National Financial Capability Challenge!
The F.A.T. (Financial Aptitude Test)
January 2012
SSHW Online Challenge Begins January 15th
2011
December 2011
News from the Federal Trade Commission - December 2011
Ask Mr. G says Giving and Receiving - It's An Attitude
November 2011
New Credit Card Sleeves!
News from the Federal Trade Commission - November 2011
October 2011
News from the Federal Trade Commission - October 2011
September 2011
Cash, Not Credit
News from the Federal Trade Commission - September 2011
Ask Mr. G says S.O.S. Your Debt
July 2011
Credit Score Disclosure Rule
FTC News for July 2011
Debt relief for college students - StudentDebtHelp.org
June 2011
10 Money-Saving Vacation Tips
FTC News for June 2011
Six trends changing the way consumers spend
May 2011
Tips for Protecting Your Identity
News from the Federal Trade Commission
CCRR Course Updated
April 2011
CCRR Refresher Course
Extreme Couponing
Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Spenders
Financial Literacy Month and MMI
March 2011
News from the Federal Trade Commission - March 2011
2011 National Financial Capability Challenge
Free Training for Military Spouses
Half Off CHECMS Certifications!
CreditScoreQuiz.com survey and results
6 Ways That Being Too Cheap Can Leave You Broke!
February 2011
2011 National Financial Capability Challenge Educator Toolkit Now Available
America Saves Week and Military Saves Week begins February 20th through 27th 2011
News from the Federal Trade Commission - February 2011
New Federal Reserve Board Web Sites
January 2011
CSES-BUILDER
FTC Monthly Newsletter
ICFE Introduces New Certification - Certified SmartEquity™ Specialist
RUTGERS Cooperative Extension issues Health and Wealth Challenge for 2011
Six Popular Credit Score Myths from the Ask Mr G. Financial Library
2010
December 2010
The "Beyond Driving with Dignity" Program
Ask Mr. G's Christmas Spending Tips
The Gift Of Education
November 2010
Money In Motion: ICFE Announces 2 New Courses
FDIC and NCUA Chairs Join Education Secretary to Announce Partnership to Promote Financial Education and Savings Programs
Launch of National Financial Capability Challenge for 2010-11 School Year
October 2010
FINRA Investor Education Foundation survey released, measures the overall financial capabilities of U.S. military personnel
2010 MBAA National Conference
Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ Online Challenge Begins October 3
Jump$tart announces National Educator Conference
September 2010
Medical Billing Advocacy's growing importance in the news
FTC News for the Consumer Sep 2010
September is National Coupon Month
August 2010
New Website for Kids - MoneyBunny.com
FTC News for the Consumer for August
FTC Issues Final Rule to Protect Consumers in Credit Card Debt
July 2010
FTC News for the Consumer for July
June 2010
Certifications Demonstrating High Financial Literacy Skills Enhance Your Value to an Employer
New ICFE CURE™ training course on retirement scoring has no equal
FTC News for the Consumer for June
May 2010
FTC News for the Consumer for May
How To Remain Stable In An Unstable Economy
NEW CURE Certification from ICFE accepted for CEs
National Financial Capability Challenge Results from 76,000 Students in all 50 States
April 2010
Financial Literacy and Education Commission Launches New MyMoney Web Site
"Fight Medical Billing Errors" an ABC News Video
New for 2010 - Personal Finance Course Is Now Accepted for 20 CE's from AFCPE
The Financial Aptitude Test
March 2010
ICFE's Certified Credit Report Reviewer Course and Exam Expanded
What you need to know: New Overdraft Rules for Debit and ATM cards
FOR THE CONSUMER - The FTC's monthly newsletter for the Congressional community. It's the news you - and your constituents - can use.
February 2010
ICFE Announces New Course for 2010 Medical Billing Advocacy Home Study Course. Accepted for 15 CEs by the AFCPE, CFP Board, PACE
U.S. Departments of Treasury and Education Update
ICFE Announces New Course Medical Billing Advocacy Home Study Course
The FTC's January Newsletter for Congress
January 2010
The Federal Reserve's new rules for credit card companies mean new credit card protections for you
The FTC's January Newsletter for Congress
FINRA Foundation Releases Inaugural Financial Capability Survey
New Homebuyer's Tax Credit Extends to HECM For Purchase Program
Get Control of Your Finances in 2010: It's As Easy As Pie!
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