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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new portal helps you find information and learn about credit scores and reports while providing links to additional resources. It includes sections on the difference between credit scores and credit reports, what to look for and how to dispute errors on More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Websites
Tags: credit management, understanding credit, credit scores, disputes, consumer
Date: 5/31/2017
This brief shares lessons learned about integrating financial capability services into existing programs at four organizations serving rural communities. Financial capability is the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources effectively. This brief is organized More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Brief
Tags: financial capability, rural, integration
Date: 5/31/2017
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
This brief shares lessons learned from three local intermediary organizations that have supported nonprofits in their efforts to integrate financial capability services into existing program. Financial capability is the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Brief
Tags: intermediary, organizations, integration, financial capability
Date: 5/31/2017
We’re here to support the teachers, administrators, and community leaders who help students build financial knowledge, skills, and habits. The tools and resources listed here show recommended policies and practices for K–12 financial education. More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Website
Tags: Youth, Children, Financial education, Teacher, Educator
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
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 advisory highlights the range of financial literacy activities in which banks have participated that have been effective in enhancing consumer financial skills and extending the reach of banks’ products and services to underserved or unbanked markets. More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Guidance
Tags: CRA, Guidance, Financial Institutions, Banks, financial education, financial literacy
Date: 4/20/2017
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
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