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Financial Education

Credit

Free Annual Credit Report

The only source for your free credit reports and authorized by Federal Law.

Video: Free Credit Reports vs. "Free" Credit Scores

How is My Credit Score determined

FICO® Scores are calculated from several different pieces of credit data in your credit report. This data is grouped into five categories.

Credit Repair

You can improve your credit report legitimately, but it takes time, a conscious effort, and sticking to a personal debt repayment plan.

How Much is your Vehicle Worth?

Get new car pricing and used book values.

Understanding Vehicle Financing

Before you lease or financing a new or used vehicle, learn more about your options and what to expect at the dealership.

Video: Paying your car loan even when it's tough

What happens if you're hit with unexpected expenses or you lose your job and can’t pay your car loan?

Payday Loans

I just need enough cash to tide me over until payday.

 

Money Management

Budgeting

Keep track of your spending.

Life Stages

Make sounds financial decisions at every stage of your life.

Setting Out on Your Own

Preparing to be out on your own can be fun and exciting, but it also means taking on new financial responsibilities.

Plan for your retirement with the U.S. Social Security Administration

Calculate your anticipated Social Security benefit and plan for your retirement.

Saving Money Starts when you Set a Goal

Tips to save for emergencies, a home, retirement, and more

 

Fraud/Identity Theft

Protecting your Identity

Reduce your risk of identity theft.

Internet Fraud

Be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your identity.

Repairing Identity Theft

If you suspect someone has stolen your identity, acting quickly to limit the damage is important.

 

College

Federal Student Aid

Get information on saving for college, securing student loans and student loan forgiveness from the U.S. Department of Education.

Student Loans

Financing your education.

529 Plan

What is a 529 plan?

Find Online Colleges & Universities Near You

Search for colleges with a wide variety of criteria, and get resources for your unique situation, with the Directory of U.S. Colleges