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Invitation to Financial Educators, Financial Coaches, Credit Counselors and Financial Capability Providers

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Abt Associates will host a gathering of financial educators and coaches to request their insights and opinions to the CFPB on resources it is developing to help support financial educators and enhance the financial capability of consumers.

Invitation to Financial Educators, Financial Coaches, Credit Counselors and Financial Capability Providers

                  
Your insights and recommendations are requested and appreciated!
 
Please assist the CFPB to improve new Families and Money financial education resources.


On Thursday, March 9, 2017, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Abt Associates will host a gathering of financial educators and coaches to request their insights and opinions to the CFPB on resources it is developing to help support financial educators and enhance the financial capability of consumers.

The CFPB seeks to improve the utility and effectiveness of its financial education materials by testing these materials with financial educators. Understanding how these tools are used in practice by practitioners like you will allow the Bureau to improve them. The CFPB has partnered with Abt Associates and Financial Literacy Group, highly respected independent research organizations, to conduct focus groups on these materials and they need your help.

CAAB is currently assisting Abt Associates in recruiting focus group participants at CAAB's offices in downtown Washington, DC . To register for one of three focus groups, please visit

 
Specifically, Abt will be conducting focus groups on the Families and Money tool in our state. The Families and Money Tool is a set of resources to help financial educators work with their clients to understand and identify how family issues around money impact decision-making and equip them to navigate such issues.

A focus group session generally lasts about two hours and you will be compensated $50 to thank you for your time. Participants typically reflect that they find the process engaging and informative. The CFPB relies on experts like you to provide feedback when it develops resources. We hope that you will take this opportunity to provide your insights and experiences to help shape tools and resources that will be used by financial educators across the country.

Spots for the focus groups are limited so please sign up quickly!

We look forward to seeing you on March 9th!

About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC Area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future.

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Now, more than ever, non-profits like Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) need your help. Please support CAAB as we continue to help DC residents manage and/or improve their financial situation during these difficult times. If you can't afford to give a monetary gift, please visit our Amazon Wish List where you can choose from a variety of items that CAAB needs in order to better serve our community.

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Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)
c/o Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Director of External Relations
1100 H Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005