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Some ads that promise debt relief may be offering bankruptcy if you read between the lines. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/5/2013
Check your free credit report at least once a year to find and fix mistakes, update your information, and guard against identity theft. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance
Date: 4/22/2013
Be on the lookout for mystery credit card fees. You may be paying for add-on credit card products you may not realize you agreed to buy. Here's how to spot and avoid these unnecessary charges. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/22/2013
Who is responsible for paying off the debts of your deceased relatives? More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
Collectors may not be able to sue you to collect old debts. The statute of limitations varies among states and for different kinds of debts. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
If you owe back taxes, try to negotiate with the IRS or your state comptroller on your own. Tax relief companies can’t do anything for you that you can’t do for yourself. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
Your application for a job means an employer can check your credit report. Here are some things to know. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
U.S. bankruptcy law requires credit counseling before you file for bankruptcy and debtor education after you file. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
Financial literacy help for educators and students alike. The site offers a plain and simple approach to: Managing Your Money; Credit, Loans and Debt; and Scams and Identity Theft. The information has an easy-to-use, direct style that focuses on the basic information people need, along with the More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/27/2013