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Steps and tips on how to rebuild credit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Download guide in PDF Format. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Guide
Tags: credit repair, tips
Date: 5/31/2017
Older adults can become targets of financial exploitation by family members, caregivers, scam artists, financial advisers, home repair contractors, fiduciaries (such as agents under power of attorney and guardians), and others. Older adults are attractive targets because they may have More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance
Tags: Senior, elder, financial, abuse
Date: 5/1/2017
The SEC offers online publications that help seniors understand the vast array of investment products and how to avoid investment fraud. In-person presentations explain the red flags of investment fraud and how to check the background of investment professionals. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/20/2017
The SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy initiated a public service campaign in February 2016 focused on helping individuals protect themselves from investment fraud. The campaign reminds investors of the importance of checking the background and registration status of investment More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/20/2017
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
This consumer advisory describes common foreclosure scams, suggests ways homeowners can avoid those scams, and outlines new federal rules to protect homeowners from such schemes. This advisory also lists 10 warning signs homeowners can use to identify foreclosure scams. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brief Tools
Tags: mortgage, modification, scams, foreclosure rescue
Date: 4/20/2017
Financial capability incorporates financial literacy with the ability to understand money and its management so people may make informed financial decisions. Financial literacy provides the knowledge that is often is the first step in understanding personal finance. Financially capable people use More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Researcher
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Tags: financial capability, CRA, community
Date: 4/20/2017
This directory provides information on financial literacy resources, issues and events that are important to bankers, organizations, and consumers of all ages. The directory includes descriptions and contact information for a sampling of organizations that have undertaken financial literacy More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Website
Tags: directory, financial education, resources
Date: 4/20/2017
Tips for getting the most of your credit card. Suggests do's and don'ts to manage your credit card account and help maintain a high credit score. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
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