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Before you purchase a gift card for someone—or use one you receive as a gift—the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency wants you to know some things about the terms and conditions associated with gift cards. The following information discusses some of the most important terms and conditions More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Consumer report Tips Tools
Tags: Gift cards, protection, fees
Date: 4/20/2017
"Card skimming," involves attaching devices to money machines that read the information on your debit and credit cards when you swipe them. When combined with a nearby concealed camera to record your personal identification number (PIN), the thieves can get everything they need to drain your More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Brief Consumer report Tips Tools
Tags: scams, fraud, card skimmers, protection
Date: 4/20/2017
CFPB recently talked with consumers and found that many of them aspire to manage their spending better. We heard that people would like to use budgets and plans, but these tools can be hard to use in guiding spending decisions in the moment. Over 90 percent of the consumers CFPB talked with were More information...
Audience: Teacher Researcher
Type of Resource: Guide Report Tools Tips
Tags: consumer spending, financial education
Date: 4/5/2017
A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. That’s why it’s important to know how to make a smart deal. This article provides tips to help you with the purchase. It explains commonly used industry terms, and it provides a worksheet to help you negotiate More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website Worksheets
Date: 3/31/2017
This article explains your rights and steps to take when you've been billed for materials or services you did not receive. Such as receiving a charge on your credit card that you did not authorize. This article includes hints and times and a sample dispute letter. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website Worksheets
Date: 3/31/2017
This document lists an array of resources for students and their families with tools and information to help make informed decisions about saving, paying, or financing their higher education. This list was compiled by members of the Postsecondary Subcommittee of the Financial Literacy and Education More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Guidance Guide Interest Savings Tips Tools Websites
Date: 3/16/2015
Kids learn important money lessons from watching you earn, spend, save, and borrow. The CFPB and the FDIC are working together to help better prepare America’s young people to make financial decisions to achieve their own goals, throughout the stages of their lives. Start with the links below to More information...
Audience: Individual Youth
Type of Resource: Activity Website Tools Tips Plan
Tags: Children, Youth, Grow, Skills, Money, Parents, Consumer, Finance, Consumer Finance,
Date: 11/25/2014
Website with information for military families. Use this site to identify a your Personal Financial Management Service (PFM) location where you can receive financial counseling, planning, education, and access to resources. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Military OneSource (also accessible by calling 1-800-342-9657) is a free service available 24/7, 365 days a year to Service members and families regardless of their activation status. The website features a “Money Management” section with information and resources that include calculators, tips, More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Calculator Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Website with information on how the Federal Reserve can help If you have a problem with a bank or other financial institution. You can file your complaint using the online complaint form on the site or download and send your complaint via fax or mail using our PDF form. More information...
Type of Resource: Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012