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How, why, and when to order the free copies of your credit report you’re entitled to from each of the nationwide credit reporting companies. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Brochure Website
Date: 3/25/2013
Many companies that solicit new credit card accounts and insurance policies use prescreening to identify potential customers for the products they offer. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Tags: prescreen, prescreened, preapproved, prequalified, opt out
Date: 2/20/2013
Lists options for help in managing your debt, including dealing with your creditors directly, contacting a credit counselor, and considering bankruptcy. What to watch out for from companies that promise to settle your debt. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Tags: debt, settlement, credit, counseling, bankruptcy
Date: 2/20/2013
Explains the costly consequences of default. Stresses that if you’re having trouble making your mortgage payments, you should contact your loan servicer to discuss your options as soon as you can. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Date: 2/22/2013
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
Confused over credit card terms and conditions? This brochure is a spin-free guide to reading the fine print in credit card offers and agreements. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Date: 2/19/2013
Shopping around for a home loan or mortgage will help you to get the best financing deal. A mortgage—whether it’s a home purchase, a refinancing, or a home equity loan—is a product, just like a car, so the price and terms may be negotiable. You’ll want to compare all the costs involved in More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Date: 2/19/2013
Brochure with information about credit cards and charge cards, including details about finance charges, and how terms of credit can change your financial status. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Brochure Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Brochure with key information about credit and how to use it effectively. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Brochure
Date: 3/28/2012
Website with downloadable brochure that describes some typical financial frauds and scams, and steps to take to protect yourself. the types of fraud are grouped into three major categories: fraud on the phone; fraud at the door; and fraud through the mailbox. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Brochure Website
Date: 3/28/2012