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Saving & Shopping

You know it’s important to save money, but it’s not always easy to stash any spare cash. Spending money wisely usually takes skill, time, and experience. This information can help you shop smart, save money, and learn how to spot, stop and avoid scams.

Credit & Debt

Your credit report says a lot about you, and businesses use the information to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, or renting a place to live. Learn how to order copies of your free annual credit report, your rights and responsibilities when using credit, and options for dealing with debt.

Housing

Your home is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll ever make, and may be one of your most valuable assets. Learn how to comparison shop for a mortgage, what to do if you can’t make your payments, and what to consider if you’re thinking about tapping into your home equity.

Work & School

Whether you’re looking for a job, a business to run, or continuing your education, this information can help you save time and money, and avoid potential rip-offs.

Automobiles

Owning a car can be an expensive proposition. Learn how to comparison shop, negotiate the best deal, what to do if you can’t make your payments, and how to avoid auto repair rip-offs.

Resources for More Information

Consumer protection basics in a clear, direct style.

Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Federal Reserve Board

The President’s Plan to Help Homeowners

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension System

U.S. Housing and Urban Development

Your State Attorney General

Your Local Consumer Protection Agency

American Savings Education Council

Consumer Federation of America

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy