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Finance 101


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Resources to educate and protect consumers; about banks, internet banking, loans, mortgages, and fraud protection.



Compare rates for checking, savings, CDs, and mortgages. Also includes bank ratings and calculators to compare borrowing rates. Calculators

Choose to Save's savings and financial calculators, sponsored by Employee Benefit Research Institute and American Savings Education Council.

Help With My Bank

Answers questions on credit cards, mortgages, and loans. Created by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.


Personal Finance 101: Budgeting

Your financial well-being starts with a plan and a budget. Use these resources to evaluate your finances to come up with a plan.

FINRA: Investor Education Library

Accurate, unbiased educational materials from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.


Credit and Debt Management

Request a free credit report once every 12 months from the only authorized online source for free credit reports under federal law.

Credit Card Answers

Commonly asked questions about credit cars with answers provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a US Government Agency.

Credit and Debt

Credit Reports and Scores

Commonly asked questions about credit scores, reports, and errors, with answers provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Federal Trade Commission Fair Debt Collection FAQs

Commonly asked questions about your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Information about filing a complaint with the FTC.

Get More Money Now

Credit and debt basics, credit management, and Earned Income Tax Credit information from the Better Business Bureau.

Credit and Debt

Getting Credit: Setting Out On Your Own

Information about getting, maintaining, improving, and protecting good credit. How to manage your money to protect your future credit.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Connects consumers with local credit counseling services. Credit and Debt

Tips to get and maintain good credit, check your credit score, choose a credit card, avoid payday loan debts, and dig yourself out of debt.


Internal Revenue Service

Access tax forms, publications, and online services for individuals, businesses, charities, nonprofits, and government entities.

401(k) Save the Max Calculator

Use this calculator from FINRA to determine if you are on track to "save to the max" in your 401(k)!
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