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The FTC offers free materials to help people understand money issues. So when teachers from across the country meet annually to improve their own financial literacy, and increase their ability to teach personal finance in school, we’re ready to...

Hurricane Matthew has left the Caribbean and is on its way to the east coast of the U. S. If you live in states along the coast and haven’t begun storm preparations, now’s the time.

Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including heavy...

The FTC will be refunding nearly $20 million to people who were misled by One Technologies about getting “free credit scores” that weren’t so free. The money comes from a 2014 settlement with One Technologies. According to the FTC, the company...

When you apply for credit, insurance, phone service, or even to rent a place to live, providers want to know if you’re a good risk. They use credit scores to help them decide.

A credit score is a number. A high credit score means you have...

Before you head to a car dealer, take a few minutes to watch four new 60-second videos from the FTC: Spotting Deceptive Car Ads, Buying a Used Car, Financing a Car, and Understanding Car Add-ons. You’ll get quick, important tips for each stage of...

To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, the FTC will be a guest on a live Twitter chat hosted by the National Credit Union Administration. NCUA is a federal agency that works to raise consumer awareness and increase access to credit union services...

This is National Reentry Week, a time to recognize the work government agencies and others do to address the challenges facing formerly incarcerated people. Consumer knowledge helps with successful reentry, giving people the tools to better...

April is Financial Literacy Month. And whether you’re a young adult or someone a bit older, the FTC has a library of free consumer materials to help you make the most of your money and avoid costly scams.

Just starting out? Check out Focus...

Sunday marks the start of the eighteenth annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). It’s a time to learn about and share information to help people make more informed buying decisions and recognize, guard against, and report scams and fraud...

Valentine’s Day conjures up images of hearts, flowers and a double-decker box of chocolate, nougat and nuts. But, metaphorically speaking, what happens when that stupendous bouquet of roses you got turns out to be a pile of weeds? Love might...

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