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Credit Card and Financing Issues

A Consumer Guide to Interest Rates: The Level of Interest Rates

A Consumer Guide to Interest Rates: Different Interest Rates

A Consumer Guide to Interest Rates: Mortgage Rates

A Consumer Guide to Interest Rates: The Fed's Role

A Consumer Guide to Interest Rates: Interest Rates and The Economy

A Consumer Guide to Interest Rates: Interest Calculations

A Consumer’s Guide to the Expanding Uses of ATM Cards

A Summary of Your "Credit and Your Consumer Rights"

A Summary of Your Rights under the "Equal Credit Opportunity Act"

A Summary of Your Rights under the "Fair Credit Billing Act"

Advance-Fee Loan Scams: Easy  Cash Offers Teach Hard Lessons

Auto Loans: Take Control of the Financing Before You Take Control of the Wheel

Avoiding Credit and Charge Card Fraud

Borrower Beware: How to Avoid Fraudulent or Deceptive Deals

Buying, Giving, and Using Gift Cards

Buying Your Home: Settlement Costs and Helpful Information

Cancellation of Private Mortgage Insurance: Federal Law May Save You Hundreds

Charge-offs: How It Relates to Consumers and Steps to Prevent It

Choosing A Credit Card: The Deal is in the Disclosures

Choosing and Using Credit Cards

Comparison Shopping For Credit: Shop – The Card You Pick Can Save You Money

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Consumer Credit Cost Disclosure"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Equal Credit Opportunity"

Complete Text of U.S. Code Relating to "Title 12   –  Banks and Banking"

Consumer Handbook on Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Consumer Handbook to Credit Protection Laws

Credit, ATM and Debit Cards: What to do if They're Lost or Stolen

Credit and Divorce

Credit Card Blocking

Credit & Charge Cards: What You Should Know about the Cost & Terms of Credit

Credit Card Loss Protection Offers: They're the Real Steal

Credit Insurance: Is It for You?

Credit Matters – A Primer on Credit Card Use

Credit Scoring

Deceptive Mortgage Ads: What They Say; What They Leave Out

Debt Consolidation ... Do You Know the Facts?

Description of Various Business Loans, Requirements and Who Should Apply

Easy Credit? Not So Fast: The Truth About Advance-Fee Loan Scams

Financing a Small Business: Saving Money to Help Your Company Grow

Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Potential Stress for Homeowners in Distress

Getting Credit When You’re Over 62

Gold and Platinum Cards

Guidelines for Payday Lending

Home Mortgages: Understanding the Process and Your Right to Fair Lending

Home Loans: How to Keep Costs from Going Through the Roof

How Important is Your Credit Report when Applying for Credit?

How to Build a Credit History and Establish Credit

How to Buy a Home with a Low Down Payment

How to Manage Your Mortgage If Your Lender Closes or Files for Bankruptcy

HUD-Rehab a Home with HUD's 203(k)

Looking for the Best Mortgage: Shop, Compare, Negotiate!

Lost or Stolen Credit and ATM Cards

Mortgage Payments Sending You Reeling? Here s What to Do

Mortgage Servicing: Making Sure Your Payments Count

Need a Loan? Think Twice About Using Your Home as Collateral

Need Credit? Check Out our Financial Resource Center!

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) — New Law Requires Lenders to Cancel PMI

Paying for College ... the Smart Way

Putting Your Home on the Loan Line is a Risky Business

Reverse Mortgages: Cashing In On Home Ownership

Reverse Mortgages: Get the Facts Before Cashing in on Your Home's Equity

Secured Credit Card Marketing Scams

Shopping for a Home Equity Loan?

Shopping For a Mortgage? Your Application May Trigger Competing Offers

Student Loans: Avoiding Deceptive Offers

Taking Charge of Your Credit Cards

Taking Stock: Getting Your Fiscal Act Together

Tips for Safe Banking Over the Internet

The Credit Practices Rule ... Fast facts!

Time and Time Again: Buying and Selling Timeshares and Vacation Plans

Truth in Leasing

Using Plastic: A Young Adult’s Guide to Credit Cards

Understanding Vehicle Financing

When You Need Money Fast: Sources of Affordable Cash


Directory of our Bookshelves

Automobile Issues
Banking Issues
Bankruptcy
Consumer Reporting Agencies
Credit and Creditor Issues
Credit Card and Financing Issues
Credit Repair
Debt Consolidation
Financial Planning and Investing
Home Financing and Housing Issues
Income and Employment Issues
Insurance Issues
Money Management & Cutting Expenses
Scams and Fraudulent Practices
Social Security and Retirement Issues
Telephone and Telemarketing Issues
Travel and Vacation Issues
Warranties, Service Plans and Disputes



Reference Desk

Calculators and Analytical Resources
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Financial Aid Resources
Financial Publications and Web Sites
Financial Law and United States Code
Financial Information and Resources



Federal Government Agencies

Consumer Information Center
Department of Education
Department of Health/Human Services
Department of the Treasury
Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Trade Commission
Internal Revenue Service
Library of Congress
Securities & Exchange Commission
Social Security Administration
White House, Senate, House of Representatives, Directory

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