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
Resources: Great Websites you can Count On
(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
Social security withholding rates (4.2% in 2010), getting your annual statement, maximum taxable amounts
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)
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.
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.