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The official benefits website of the U.S. government informs citizens of benefits they may be eligible for and provides information on how to apply for assistance. Find more than 1,000 Federal and state benefits including housing, food/nutrition, education, grants/loans, disaster relief and More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/10/2013
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
What to do when you can't afford your mortgage payment. Lists what you need to have in hand when you make the call for help. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/22/2013
Six steps to reduce your checking account fees. More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: checking account
Date: 4/22/2013
After the shock of a disaster, it's time to rebuild. Starting over requires a lot of complex choices, uncertainty and expense. Being prepared and knowing how to protect yourself can help you avoid scams, save money and get back on your feet faster. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/22/2013
If you apply for a mortgage or a personal loan, you may hear the term credit insurance. What is it and do you need it? More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/25/2013
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