Erin Scheithe is a Content Specialist in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans, which focuses on educating and engaging with consumers 62 and older on financial matters. In this role she writes, edits, and presents material on fraud and scam prevention, financial caregiving, and retirement planning. The majority of Erin’s career has been spent developing financial education materials for consumer audiences. She worked for both the American Bankers Association and North Carolina Bankers Association to develop financial education programs for children and parents. In addition, she developed resources on financial security issues for the 50+ population while working for AARP’s consumer education division. Erin also has experience composing and coordinating large-scale grassroots advocacy campaigns. A native of Virginia, Erin obtained both a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Meals on Wheels America have created multilingual educational resources about financial scams that target the elderly which can be easily distributed to seniors in the communities they serve, and downloaded or ordered in bulk for free by the general public.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Education & Engagement division offers a variety of financial education resources and tools. Our Office for Older Americans specifically strives to find the resources that best meet the needs of older adults in America age 62 and older.
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