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Financial Literacy - Consumer and Family Resources

Families and adults can get financially fit with helpful web links, relevant consumer resources and important fraud alerts. Learn more about your credit score, protect yourself from identity theft, and link to trusted local and national financial education organizations.

Free Credit Report
Financial LiteracyGet your one free annual credit report from this trusted, authentic web site. You can request a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Credit Abuse Resistance Education
Gain confidence and knowledge in personal finances with downloadable handouts, articles and resources.  Learn how to manage money, obtain a good credit score and protect yourself from predatory lending.

Federal Trade Commission
They are here to help! Link to the FTC for practical information about credit, debt and loans, consumer rights, employment scams, identity theft and valuable consumer alerts.

The Jump$tart Coalition
Jump in and get a head start on money matters with links to national standards in K-12 personal financial education and a searchable clearinghouse of resources.

Junior Achievement
Young achievers, big dreams! The business community, educators and volunteers work together to inspire young people to reach their potential and dreams.  JA's hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to youth.

Biz Kid$ Public Television series, web site and related activities.

The Junior Achievement Student Center includes a handy online college search tool

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
NEFE offers an award-winning, free, non-commercial financial education program.

Family Economics and Financial Education (FEFE)
FEFE provides free, ready-to-use classroom materials, teacher training, newsletters, grants and other activities.

Deter, Detect and Defend
Don't get fooled, protect yourself today! The Federal Trade Commission provides valuable, trustworthy information about identity theft and scams.

My Money
Get the basics about money management from the U.S. government's website dedicated to general financial education.

Maryland CASH Campaign
Help is right around the corner! Find free financial resources and tax preparation assistance for low income families in Maryland.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of MD and DE
A local organization helps families and consumers get their finances back on track. CCCS specializes in credit and debt management.

Access, Analyze, Act
Get comprehensive, thoughtful information from PBS on a wide-range of stories on the American economy.



U.S. Department of Education Star Schools Program