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Homebuyers have protections under The Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act. Find out what loans are covered, what disclosures are required, and what’s not allowed. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/25/2013
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. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/25/2013
This website includes helpful hits and tips on buying a home. It features video presentations and written information about such areas as determining what price home you can afford, shopping for a mortgage, shopping for a home, making an offer, getting a home inspection, shopping for homeowners More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Using a credit line to borrow against the equity in your home has become a popular source of consumer credit. And lenders are offering these home equity credit lines in a variety of ways. This article provides background and tips for deciding if a home equity line of credit is right for you. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
If you need money to pay bills or make home improvements, and think the answer is in refinancing, a second mortgage, or a home equity loan, consider your options carefully. If you can't make the required payments, you could lose your home as well as the equity you've built up. This article More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Checklist Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This brochure explains about dealing with mortgage lenders. It tells you where to look, what to look for, and what takes place when you apply for a mortgage. Knowing what to expect, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer, may make it easier for you to get through the process. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Brochure Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Statistical supplement to the Current Population Survey that provides estimates and insights into the unbanked and underbanked populations of the United States. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Survey Data Report Website
Tags: Bank account ownership, checking account ownership, savings account ownership, automated deposits, consumer credit, alternative financial services, prepaid debit cards, mobile banking, banking methods, money orders, check cashing, remittances, rent-to-own transactions, payday loans, pawn shops, auto title loans, refund anticipation loans.
Date: 11/25/2014
Statistical supplement to the Current Population Survey that provides estimates and insights into the unbanked and underbanked populations of the United States. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Survey Data Report Website
Tags: Bank account ownership, checking account ownership, savings account ownership, automated deposits, consumer credit, alternative financial services, prepaid debit cards, mobile banking, banking methods, money orders, check cashing, remittances, rent-to-own transactions, payday loans, pawn shops, auto title loans, refund anticipation loans.
Date: 11/25/2014
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/5/2013
This edition of FDIC Consumer News focuses on small businsses. Are you one of the millions of small business owners in the United States? Or are you considering starting your own company? Just as with consumers, it's important for small business owners to make sound financial decisions so they can More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Tags: owning a business, business
Date: 5/22/2013