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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: 5/29/2013
Six steps to reduce your checking account fees. More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: checking account
Date: 4/22/2013
Reverse mortgages let you cash in on the equity in your home: these mortgages can have serious implications. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
If you’re in the market for a job, an investment, or a business to run in your off-hours or as an encore career, there are some mighty convincing promoters out there who promise high returns, low risk, and ‘golden’ opportunities just waiting for the right buyer. Take the time to ask the questions More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/25/2013
Explains how reverse mortgages (RMs) can help older homeowners who are “house-rich but cash-poor” remain in their homes and still meet their financial obligations. Explains how the three types of RMs work: single-purpose, federally-insured, and proprietary; and how to get a good deal, and where to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Date: 2/22/2013
Cautions homeowners about so-called specialized law firms who urge them to participate in "mass joinder" lawsuits against their mortgage lenders as a way to get favorable loan modifications and stop foreclosure. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Date: 2/22/2013
This site offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions and better choices for their money. Individuals can learn about saving, borrowing, and managing credit, as well as how to get a free credit More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/19/2013
This site offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions and better choices for their money. Individuals can learn about saving, borrowing, and managing credit, as well as how to get a free credit More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/19/2013
This special edition of FDIC Consumer News puts special focus on staying focused and avoiding costly decisions during major life events. 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