April is National Financial Literacy Month! Read the Presidential Proclamation here.
At the CFPB, we’re working to raise awareness by offering a few seasonal tips to help you get your financial house in order and spring into financial security. Stay tuned in the days ahead for blog posts and other new content.
- Dust off Your Credit Report
Check your credit report at least once a year to correct errors and detect unauthorized activity. It’s free and it’s yours, so make sure you know what’s in there. Remember, only one web source is authorized to distribute this information to you for free once a year: www.annualcreditreport.com. You can also request your report by phone. Call 1-877-322-8228 or fill out this Annual Credit Report Request form and mail it to Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281.
- Learn your Federal Student Aid Options
High school graduation is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on the many federal grant and loan options available to almost everyone. Start by completing the new and improved FAFSA form today.
- Know Before You Go
Navigating the financial marketplace can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself with these helpful checklists and tip sheets before making your next financial decisions.