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Personal Finance: Empowering Students and Enhancing Lives. Resources: Great Websites you can Count On. www.ftc.gov/bcp (Bureau of Consumer Protection) Articles on identify theft protection, latest consumer scams, filing complaints online

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Personal finance empowering students and enhancing lives

Personal Finance: Empowering Students and Enhancing Lives

Resources: Great Websites you can Count On


Great websites

  • www.ftc.gov/bcp

    (Bureau of Consumer Protection)

    Articles on identify theft protection, latest consumer scams, filing complaints online

    Every state has a similar website for consumers, usually at Attorney General webpage

  • www.ssa.gov

    Social security withholding rates (4.2% in 2010), getting your annual statement, maximum taxable amounts

Great Websites


Great websites1

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_Card_Act_of_2009

    Gives background on the law; lists the protections for consumers of the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights

    Also points out that lots of abuses remain such as unlimited rate increases and lowered credit limits (gives criticisms as well as benefits)

Great Websites


Great websites2

  • www.consumeraction.gov

    Also called the federal citizens information center, students can order the 2011 Consumer Action Handbook.

    Great information on understanding credit, how to file a complaint, and the latest consumer news.

    Good place for young consumers to get advice and avoid rip-offs.

Great Websites


Great websites3

  • www.nclnet.org

    This private (not government) site for the National Consumers League provides considerable information on personal finance topics (click on “personal finance” link); they also have a fraud center. This is a good place for students to learn about scams and ways to protect themselves.

Great Websites


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