Here at the CFPB, we wish every week could be Money Smart Week! Our goal is to arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make informed financial decisions for their personal situation and goals.

From setting up a bank account to taking out a student loan, we know it’s helpful to have trustworthy resources available as you navigate important money decisions. 

While Money Smart Week takes up only seven of the 365 days in a year, you can be money smart all year long with our online tips and information. 

Here are a few sections to get you started: 

  • Ask CFPB – You can use this online tool to find hundreds of clear, unbiased answers to common money questions.
  • Owning a Home – 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.

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