Free Financial Literacy Tools & Websites
For kids, parents and educators:
FDIC Money Smart-Practical and free lessons for educators and youth program professionals.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau-This organization offers over 275 free financial literacy activities for kids.
For first-time home buyers:
Home View-Fannie Mae courses that walk buyers through every step to home ownership.
Credit Smart-Freddie Mac tool for determining how your credit effects home ownership, renting and more.
Understanding your credit scores and building credit:
Understanding your Credit- Federal Trade Commission breaks down how to determine and understand your credit score.
Annual Free Credit Report- This report is the only free report that is provided under federal law that allows consumers a chance to review their report annually.
Scams and Fraud:
IdentityTheft.Gov-This free site is the first stop if you have had your identity stolen or compromised. Administered by the FTC this is a safe and secure way to start the process of recovery from identity theft.
Newest Scams-AARP keeps an extensive eye on new and emerging scams. Especially those targeting seniors.
How to Avoid a Scam-The FTC provides resources including printable PDF guides and reporting tools to prevent and detect scams.
Scam Tracker-The Better Business Bureau scam tracker allows you to search and report scams.