CREDIT RESOURCE LINKS

 

Click on the links below to visit these resource sites.

Credit Bureau Links

Equifax – Equifax credit bureau website
Equifax – Equifax personal solutions for business website
Experian – Experian/TRW credit bureau website
Trans Union – Trans Union credit bureau website
FreeCreditReport.com – obtain your credit report for free
FreeCreditProfile.com – free credit bureau check

 

Credit Card Information Links

Cardweb – online publisher of information regarding all types of payment cards

 

Credit & Debt Information Links

Credit Empowerment – a curriculum provider, an education firm, and a financial advocacy group.
Debtors Anonymous – support group for those recovering from compulsive spending
Gamblers Anonymous – support group for those coping with gambling problems
FAIR Isaac – source for learning about credit FICO scores with tips for improving yours
Annual Credit Report – Site set up by the big three credit reporting agencies in the United States, to
furnish free annual credit reports, as required by federal law.

 

Government Agency Links

Credit Repair Organizations Act
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Fair Credit Reporting Act
Fair Credit Billing Act
Fair Debt and Collection Practices Act
Federal Trade Commission – consumer information site
Federal Trade Commission – ID theft information
Search the FTC website
U.S. Consumer – information and consumer’s rights gateway

 

Automobile Links

Kelley Blue Book – new and used car values

Bank Rate & Financial Information Links

Bankrate – tools and information to help you make financial decisions
Quicken – information about stocks, mutual funds, insurance, taxes and financing
myFICO – FICO Credit Scores, Online Credit Reports and Identity Theft Protection

Home Ownership Links

Fannie Mae – financial products and services that make it possible for low to middle income families to buy a home of their own
Freddie Mac – organization working to stabilize mortgage markets and expand home ownership opportunities
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development – HUD website
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Insurance Information Links

Insurance Information Institute – directory of insurance organizations, carriers, agents, brokers and news links
Medicare – information about the federal health insurance program for people 65 or older
Medicaid – federal and state program that helps medical costs for individuals with low incomes or limited resources

 

Other Links

Office of Child Support Enforcement – links to state child support agencies
Social Security Administration – information about disability and retirement funds
Tuition Financial Aid – provides scholarship and financial aid information for high school and college students
Unemployment Benefits – site to help consumers understand unemployment benefits and eligibility restrictions
American Association of Christian Counselors
Christian Counselors Directory

 More Links to Credit Resources

  1. Bankrate.com
  2. Motleyfool.com
  3. Money Management International
  4. US Financial Literacy and Education Commission
  5. FDIC MoneySmart program
  6. FDIC’s Hispanic outreach financial education program
  7. Federal Trade Commission
  8. Wells Fargo
  9. Citigroup
  10. HSBC
  11. Fair Isaac’s “MyFico” site
  12. Jump Start Coalition
  13. Freddie Mac’s Don’t Borrow Trouble
  14. American Bar Association’s Safe Borrowing program
  15. National Council on Economic Education
  16. Institute for Consumer Financial Education
  17. Practical Money Skills for Life
  18. FL2010 (Financial Literacy 2010 is also youth-oriented)
  19. Free Annual Credit Report
  20. Wikipedia Entry on Phishing
  21. On Guard Online: Phishing
  22. Homeownership Preservation Foundation

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