New FTC Web Site Helps Consumers Cope With Tough Economic Times
Provides Advice on Debt, Employment, and Avoiding Scams
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection
agency, has a new Web site at ftc.gov/MoneyMatters for people
dealing with debt; struggling to find a job; or trying to create
a budget, save, and spend wisely during these difficult times.
Money Matters offers short, practical tips, videos, and links
to reliable Resources for more information on topics like credit
repair, debt collection, job-hunting and jobs scams, vehicle
repossession, managing mortgage payments, and foreclosure rescue
To learn more, go to
The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent
fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business Practices and to
provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file
a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC's online
Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The
FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online
database available to more than 1,500 civil and criminal law
enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC's Web site
provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.
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About the ICFE:
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation). The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely.
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.
The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org). CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed. In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.
The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much. ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.
Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org. Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G, a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.
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