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Banking +

Budgeting +

Car Purchasing +

Consumer Protection +

5 Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure Scams

5 Tips for Protecting Your Checking Account

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Consumer Protection

Avoid Getting hooked by Phishers

Better Business Bureau Find reputable businesses and stay informed about scams in your area.

Bank of America and Khan Academy Provides videos and information explaining various concepts around fraud and identity protection.

Consumer Federation of America Free resources to help avoid fraud and abuse.

Consumer Federation of America News and reports on Payday and high-cost loans.

CSA Seniors Protect Your Finances

Deter, Detect, Defend—Identity Theft

Don’t Fall for Fake Check Scams

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) The FDIC site offers information about how the FDIC operates, consumer protection, and industry analysis.

Federal Reserve Systems Consumer Help

Federal Trade Commission Free information, videos and worksheets to help you avoid scams and identity theft.

Federal Trade Commission Stay up-to-date about scams.

File Segregation—New ID is a Bad Idea

Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Fraud and Scams

Give the Bounce to Counterfeit Check Scams

Identity Crisis—What to do if Your Identity is Stolen

Identity Theft

Identity Theft 2

Identity Theft Coach

Identity Theft from CCS

Investor Protection Tools and information for investors to help investors recognize and avoid investment fraud and financial exploitation. 

Lost-Stolen ATM, DEBIT, CREDIT Cards

My Florida Chief Financial Officer Information on preventing and reporting identity theft.

MyMoney.Gov Protect yourself financially.

Plastic Fraud

Prevent Loan Scams Resources for counselors and homeowners concerning loan scams.

Privacy Choices

Secured Credit Card Marketing Scams



Credit and Loans +

Avoiding Credit and Charge Card Fraud

Bank of America and Khan Academy Provides videos and information explaining
various concepts around credit.

Bankruptcy Mistakes Handout

Billed For Merchandise You Never Received

Building a Better Credit Report

Choosing a Credit Card

Consumer Federation of America Free information and news on credit scores and reporting.

Cosigning a Loan

Credit and Charge Cards

Credit and Divorce

Credit and Your Consumer Rights

Credit Card—What You Need to Know

Credit Management Coach

Credit Problems and How to get Help

Credit Scores

Credit, Debit, and ATM Cards

Debit Cards

Equal Credit Opportunity

Fair Credit Billing

Federal Reserve System Credit Reports and Credit Scores.

Federal Trade Commission Free information, videos and worksheets to help manage credit, loans and debt.

Federal Trade Commission Free credit reports.

Financial Management

Get CreditWise

Getting Credit When you’re Over 62

Getting the Most of Your Credit Card

Gold and Platinum Cards

How Can I Get My Credit Card Spending Under Control

How Lenders Make Credit Decisions

How to Establish, Use, and Protect Your Credit

How Your Credit Score Influences What You Pay

I Am Just a Number

The Importance of Good Credit

Improving your Credit Scores

Learn How to Read Your Credit Card Statement

Learn More About Credit Cards

Lost-Stolen ATM, DEBIT, CREDIT Cards

Make Sure Your Child’s First Credit Card Isn’t a Disaster

Make the Most of Your Credit Score

Making Your Paychecks Count

Managing Credit and Debt Managing credit cards.

Adventures in Education

My Florida Chief Financial Officer Information on credit.

MyMoney.Gov Borrow and use credit smartly.

New Credit Card Rules—February 2010

Overcoming the Credit Barrier

Personal Loans

Prescreened Offers of Credit and Insurance

Practical Money Skills Understanding credit and debt.

Real Cost of Credit Handout

Secured Credit Card Marketing Scams

Settling Your Credit Card Debt

Shop—The Credit Card You Choose Could Send You Money

Spending Tomorrow’s Money Today

The Importance of Good Credit

The Secret History of the Credit Card – PBS Frontline

Understanding and Using Credit

Adventures in Education Understand your credit.

Understanding Your Credit

University of Illinois Extension Contains fact sheets, credit card terminology definitions, and a guide for how to review your credit report. 

Utility Credit

What’s my Credit Score? Information about credit scores, how they are obtained, who is
qualified to provide them, and tips on how to better your score.

Your Credit Report

Your Credit Rights

Your Credit, Your Home, and your Future



Debt +

Hiring a Financial Planner +

Home Ownership and Renting +

Life Events +

Personal Money Skills Information and resources to help with situations in life.

Seven Life-Defining Financial Decisions


  Bankruptcy +

  College +

40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know

Adventures in Education Search database of thousands of scholarships.

A Guide to Graduating Debt Free

A Guide to Understanding 529 Plans

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Pathways to getting ahead.

Getting Fiscally Fit- Saving for College

Knowledge Center Information on student loans and paying for college.

Mapping Your Future Information to help create a financial plan to pay for college.

Navigating Your Financial Future Florida specific resources for college bound students.

Where to Invest Your College Money



  Divorce and Death of Spouse +

  Immigrants +

  Job Loss +

  Marriage +

  Military +

Bank of America and Khan Academy Provides videos and information explaining various concepts around transitioning from military to civilian life.

Military Families Seek Financial Security



  Retirement +




Jobs and Career +

Savings and Investing +

5 Keys to Investing Success

20 Keys to Being a Smarter Investor

66 Ways to Save Money

A Guide to Graduating Debt Free

A Primer for Investing in Bonds

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Savings & Investing

America Saves

American Savings Education Council (ASEC)

Approach Family Loans With Caution

Assessing Your Risk Tolerance

Baby Boomer Handbook 1

Bank Products

Before Your Invest, Investigate

Build Wealth not Debt

Choose to Save

Consumer Federation of America Resources, reports, news, and information on saving.

Create Your Own Happy Ending

Cutting Through the Confusion—Where to Turn for Help With Your Investments

Effective Strategies for Personal Money Management

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Website focused on your rights as an investor.          

Getting Help With Your Investments

How to Save for Your Future

How to Save it and Spend it Wisely

Individual Development Accounts

Investing Basics

Just Starting Out

Making Your Money Last for a Lifetime—Annuities

Making Your Paychecks Count

Mutual Funds and ETFs

Mutual Funds Save and invest smartly.

North American Securities Administrators Association Savings and investing resources and tips.

Practical Money Skills Saving and spending in today’s economy.

Adventures in Education Scholarship Search Tool.

Seven Life-Defining Financial Decisions

Stocks and Bonds

The Basics for Investing in Stocks

The Basics of Investing: Investor Education 2020

The Magic of Compounding

Understanding Your Brokerage Account Settings

Variable Annuities

Why Open an IRA

Your Spending, Your Savings, Your Money



Articles in Spanish +

Taxes +

A Guide to Claiming the Earned Income Credit

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Taxes

America Saves Save Your Refund Instructions on how to enter to win weekly prizes and a $25,000 grand prize by saving as little as $50 of your tax refund.

Bank of America and Khan Academy Provides videos and information explaining various concepts around understanding taxes.

Consider Self-Employment Tax Issues

Consumer Federation of America Advice to avoid tax preparation errors and filing misconduct.

Getting Control of Your Income Tax Planning

How Will You Spend Your Money From Uncle Sam

Timeless Tax Planning in a Changing Tax World









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