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The U.S. Department of Treasury commissioned the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (CFS) to conduct a first-of-its kind examination of the combination of classroom financial education and in-school savings
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Tags: Financial Education; FLEC; PACFCYA; CFED
Date: 12/9/2014
The toolkit consolidates FSA resources into a searchable online database intended for use by organizations and individuals who interact with, support, or counsel students and families on making financial preparations for postsecondary education. While the toolkit’s target audience is high school More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Tools
Tags: College, FAFSA, Postsecondary
Date: 1/23/2014
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
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
Information on how to obtain your credit report, how credit scores are determined, how to verify reported information, and how to improve and maintain a good credit score. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
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
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
These CFPB online resources and tools show the steps child welfare caseworkers and their agencies can take to help ensure that youth in foster care start their adult lives with healthy credit. Tip sheets explain how to detect identity theft or fraud, and how to resolve inaccuracies in credit More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/12/2017
Worksheet to help consumers create their own customized financial rule of thumb for checking credit reports More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Worksheets
Tags: Financial Education, Credit Reports, Consumer Credit; Financial Decision-making
Date: 4/12/2017
For counselors and mentors working with postsecondary students, Federal Student Aid's financial literacy team developed a financial literacy guidance document designed to help those who assist students in developing the skills necessary to make informed financial decisions, in particular with More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Tags: Budgeting, Student Loan Repayment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Counseling, Mentoring, Paying for College, FAFSA
Date: 4/12/2017