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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.

Setting Out on Your Own

Here’s how to create a basic budget.

Scam Alerts

Learn about recent scams and how to recognize the warning signs.

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.

Using a Credit Card

It helps to know your rights and responsibilities when you use a credit card.

Coping with Debt

When it comes to dealing with debt, you have options. Find out what you can do, and get tips for avoiding scams.

Credit Repair: How to Help Yourself

Find out how you can improve your credit and get free or low-cost help.


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.

Home Equity Loans and Credit Lines

Is a home equity loan or line of credit right for you? Read about abusive lending practices, how to avoid them, and how to save your home.

Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages let you cash in on the equity in your home: these mortgages can have serious implications.

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.

Job Scams

If someone tells you to pay to find a job, that’s a scam. Here are tips to protect you.

Background Checks

Your application for a job means an employer can check your credit report. Here are some things for job applicants and employees to know.


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.

Buying a New Car

Get tips about pricing terms, financing options, trade-ins, and service contracts.

Auto Repair Basics

Take the scare out of auto repair with these tips about how your vehicle works, how to identify common problems, and how to select a good mechanic.

Resources for More Information

Consumer protection basics in a clear, direct style.

Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Consumer’s Guide to Credit Cards

Federal Reserve Board

Making Home Affordable Program

The President’s Plan to Help Homeowners

Personal Finance

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension System

HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

U.S. Housing and Urban Development

National Association of Attorneys General

Your State Attorney General

Index of State and Local Consumer Agencies

Your Local Consumer Protection Agency

Choose to Save

American Savings Education Council

America Saves

Consumer Federation of America

Jump$tart Clearinghouse

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

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Shareable Tips

Learn how to shop smart, save money, and spot, stop and avoid scams:

Learn how to get your free annual credit report, your rights when using credit, and options for dealing with debt:

Learn how to comparison shop for a mortgage, what to do if you can’t make your payments:

Owning a car can be expensive. Learn how to comparison shop, negotiate the best deal, and avoid auto repair rip-offs: