Resources for Consumers

BASIC FINANCIAL LITERACY RESOURCES


National Consumer Law Center’s Consumer Resources

-FTC - Repairing a Broken System

www.fdic.gov/news –FDIC Announces "Top 10" List of Online Resources for Consumers

www.consumerfinance.gov/ –Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

www.creditscore.net/understanding-your-credit-score/ –Understanding Your Credit Score Website, Courtesy of Taylor from Ms. B.’s Class

www.ncpw.gov –National Consumer Protection Week (3/6-3/12/11)

centsprogram.org/credit-counseling/ –Free Financial Health Evaluator

www.usfinancialcapability.org – A 5-question financial quiz and information about financial literacy developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.

www.jumpstart.org – information for all consumers regarding financial matters and financial literacy

www.mymoney.gov the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

CREDIT COUNSELING

www.creditcounseling4u.org - financial literacy information sponsored by the Association of Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies and to find a non-profit credit counseling agency in your area

BANKRUPTCY

Personal Bankruptcy: Is It Right For You? – pamphlet produced by the City Bar Justice Center.

http://www.azflse.org/azflse/professional_development/legalservices/Bankruptcy101.cfm - Bankruptcy 101 Educational Videos

uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts.gov - Bankruptcy Basics Webpage

www.nacba.org - National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, to find an attorney specializing in consumer bankruptcy

www.considerchapter13.org - a resource on Chapter 13 bankruptcy for attorneys and consumers

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

www.practicalmoneyskills.com - play a financial football game created by Drew Brees

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

http://moneyskill.org - Identify existing state requirements for financial literacy education

www.careprogram.us - The Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program is a nationwide program which provides high school and college educators easy access to volunteer professionals from the bankruptcy community who go into the schools to teach students important financial literacy lessons, tactics and techniques to help them understand how to use credit wisely, avoid credit card debt and understand the consequences of leading a debt-filled rather than a debt-free life.

COLLEGE STUDENTS

finaid.org/studentdebtclock - Student Loan Debt Clock for a sobering view of an emerging national problem

www.careprogram.us - The Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program is a nationwide program which provides high school and college educators easy access to volunteer professionals from the bankruptcy community who go into the schools to teach students important financial literacy lessons, tactics and techniques to help them understand how to use credit wisely, avoid credit card debt and understand the consequences of leading a debt-filled rather than a debt-free life.

Financial Information for Military and their Families

www.creditcounseling4u.org - From the GI Bill to VA loans, frequent moves to deployment preparation, military readers deserve financial information and planning tools designed with their unique needs in mind. InCharge Education Foundation, Inc. (www.inchargefoundation.org) developed Military MoneyTM to provide an authoritative financial resource for military families. Military Money shares information on educational opportunities, education funding, saving, banking, investing, retirement and credit as well as empowering career and lifestyle resources.

SPANISH RESOURCES

flmb.uscourts.gov - Bankruptcy Basics Webpage in Spanish

CREOLE RESOURCES

flmb.uscourts.gov - Bankruptcy Basics Webpage in Creole

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