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Be money smart

As part of Financial Literacy Month in April, CFPB supports Money Smart Week (April 21–28, 2018) as a way to help you be smart about money. Lots of free financial education classes and seminars are held by local and regional organizations throughout the United States for consumers like you to attend. The topics of these classes and seminars cover a multitude of money management topics including buying a house, credit management, saving for college, and financing retirement. To find events in your area, check out Money Smart Week online.

Beyond Money Smart Week, you can be money smart all year long with our online tips and information that provide steps and tools that you can use to make informed financial decisions for your personal situation and goals.             

Use these sections on our website to get started on the answers to your financial questions:

  • Ask CFPB: You can use this online tool to find hundreds of clear, unbiased answers to common money questions.
  • Buying a House: If you’re thinking about buying a home, this tool guides you through the process. It breaks down applying for a mortgage into four phases with useful tools to help you explore interest rates and prepare for closing. 
  • Money as You Grow: You can use our activities and conversation starters to help your children build money skills, habits, and attitudes that can serve them well as adults.
  • Credit reports and scores: This information can help you better understand your credit reports and scores, and improve your credit record over time.

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