The FTC was created after the FTC Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. The FTC’s mission is to protect American consumers and administer various consumer protection laws.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
The CFPB was established with the purpose of creating and enforcing consumer protection laws, restricting unfair business practices, accepting consumer complaints, promoting financial education, researching consumer behavior, and identifying risks to consumers.
Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC)
FLEC is a coalition of over 22 Federal entities that have united to improve financial literacy and education.
Federal Reserve System
One of the functions of the Federal Reserve System is to provide consumers with information relating to regulations and laws relating to personal finance. The Federal Reserve System also handles complaints regarding personal Financial matters.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
The Treasury Department is focused on improving the Financial education available to Americans by providing access to tools and resources that consumers can use to make informed Financial decisions.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and ensure quality affordable homes for all.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
The FDIC helps to protect consumers through Financial education. The FDIC has a widely distributed financial education program known as Money Smart.
The Cooperative Extension System
The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at it’s land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youths, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes. Much of this education is focused on topics relating to personal finance.
Investor.gov — U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
The Office of Investor Education produces information to help you become a better-educated investor, from print publications to online materials such as the Investor.gov website. It also participates in educational seminars, offers an annual teacher training program focused on Financial education, and partners with Federal agencies, state regulators, and others on investor literacy initiatives.
The National Credit Union Administration’s Share Insurance Calculator
Can help you determine to what amount your savings are insured. NCUA protects federally-insured accounts up to $250,000.
Find a Credit Union in Your Area
This tool will let you find a credit union in your area, look up contact information, and research its financial performance.
Access Your Credit Score
The Federal Trade Commission’s AnnualCreditUnionReport.com provides the only authorized free annual access to your credit report under federal law.
Plan for Retirement
The Social Security Administration offers calculators and other resources to help you prepare for retirement and calculate your anticipated social security benefits.
Save for College
The Department of Education offers information on saving for college, securing student loans, and information on student loan forgiveness.
Complain About Cyber Crime
The Internet Crime Complaint Center is a joint effort of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
GovLoans is a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government loan programs.
Research a Mortgage
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau provides resources to help you “know before you owe” on a mortgage and provides helpful budgeting information.
Credit Reporting Agencies
Free Credit Report
Debt.org is America’s Debt Help Organization, serving the public with thorough and accessible information on financial well-being. Our mission is to provide everyone from young adults to the recently retired with information and tools to make sound financial decisions.
Accurate and comprehensive information on annuities and structured settlements on the internet, and how they can aid in achieving financial freedom.
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