Posts Tagged ‘economy’

Free Credit Reviews - When is the last time you checked your credit score?

Friday, August 26th, 2011

People’s Federal Credit Union is currently offering free credit report reviews. Make an appointment to receive a copy of your credit report and meet one-on-one with a trained credit coach. Credit coaches can answer questions and help you to make a plan to rebuild your credit. For more information, contact the People’s Federal Credit Union at 510.267.0450 x305, para espanol x307 or stop by at 1432 7th St. Oakland, CA 94607 across from the West Oakland Bart Station.

Third Annual Financial Planning Day

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


In these tough economic times, our local communities are facing tremendous financial challenges. Middle to low-income families have been disproportionately devastated by the unprecedented financial crisis facing our state.

To help you and your family better understand and better plan for your financial futures, we are offering our Third Annual Financial Planning Day, which will include free and private financial consultations with certified financial planning professionals. Whether you need guidance with basic financial planning or more specialized advice on retirement planning, investment strategies, estate planning, tax issues, insurance, employee benefits or other special circumstances, highly competent financial planners and experts will be available to assist you.

Participants can receive as many private consultations or attend as many of the free educational workshops as they like.

Planning for your financial future is more important than ever and by bringing together local communities and certified financial planners, we are offering individuals the opportunity to take control of their finances. The valuable services provided at this highly anticipated event are free, confidential, and unlimited! Please come and attend all of the workshops and receive several private consultations on your financial issues.

The Financial Planning Day is sponsored by The Financial Planners Association-East Bay Chapter In Collaboration with Assembly Memember Sandre R. Swanson, Senator Loni Hancock, Assembly Memeber Nancy Skinner, Oaklnad Mayor Ronald V. Dellums and The City of Oakland

Mark your calendars and look out for the flyer with additonal information soon!

A day of free Financial Planning

Saturday, October 2, 2010
10:00am to 4:00pm
Oakland City Hall | 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza | Oakland, CA 94612

For more information, please contact the District Office at (510) 286-1670.

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JASEcon Festival-September 26

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The Just, Alternative, Sustainable Economy Festival will be held from 10:00AM until 4:00PM on September 26 in Humanist Hall in Oakland on 27th Street. This festival will feature a broad array of nonprofits, cooperatives, collectives, volunteers, community-based financial institutions, and more that will be getting together to discuss the new economy. “We are living in scary times. The dominant economy has never served our interests, but now it literally threatens our lives. The creativity that exists within our communities to meet our real, daily needs in very practical ways must be stepped-up. The times call for solidarity, for innovation and for expansion of all our efforts to build a better way of organizing our lives. We must do this ourselves. And with the JASeconomy Festival we believe we can demonstrate what’s possible by showing what has already been accomplished.” Admission is free, so come out and participate in groundbreaking discussions about the new economy! For more informaiton, click here.

Financial Crisis 101

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Everyone understands that the economy is in a bad place right now. We all know that unemployment and foreclosures are at highs not seen in the past 25 years. But, the media, government, and financial industry rarely address the situation in terms the general public can understand. NPR’s This American Life gets it. In an episode available for free here, Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson explain why taxpayers have no viable alternative to bailing out banks and how insolvency became an issue in the first place. Blumberg and Davidson simplify bank balance sheets and address three realistic solutions to the current crisis. This episode even mentions ways that some individuals are making an effort to reduce the amount of toxic assets out there. This is truly a great way to learn about what’s going on not only in your own neighborhood, but also in the world economy today. After listening to Blumberg and Davidson, you will have an opinion on what’s happening in the economy, and you may even know what financial experts are talking about when they’re interviewed on the news! 

If you like this, also check out other programs from these guys, including Giant Pool of Money (May 2008) about the mortgage crisis and relationship between housing and the economy, and their daily blog and podcast.

California Small Business Stimulus Event-July 9

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

The California SBDC will be hosting this stimulus event in San Jose.

If you’ve missed the stimulus opportunities event in Oakland, there is still one in the Bay Area that you can sign up for. This event will be held at the San Jose Scottish Rite Center on July 9 from 9:00AM-1:00PM. For more information and to sign up, click here