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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.
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.
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