2012 Financial Empowerment Podcasts

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December 2012

CPA Battles Identity Theft

Have you been a victim of identity theft? If you have, you know it can take a lot of time to clear your name, open a new bank account and take steps to ensure that you will never again have to go through such a nightmare. CPA George Paulsen of San Jose has experienced the trauma of identity theft. It cost him thousands of dollars. He told us his story so you can learn from his experience on how to battle identity theft.

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Link discussed in this podcast:

Federal Trade Commission 


August 2012

Financial Tips for Freshmen

For incoming college freshmen, the first few days of school may be a bit hectic. Signing up for courses, making new friends and becoming familiar with the campus and nearby amenities can be bewildering. Many students also may be handling their finances for the first time or, at least, trying to figure out how to stretch a home allowance. To provide some financial guidance for such students, we spoke with Dan Morris, CPA

The News You Can Use segment discusses scholarship opportunities available through the California Society of CPAs and other accounting organizations;.

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Links discussed in this podcast:

CalCPAs Scholarship Resource Guide

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