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  • Credit Reports

    Information about others who can obtain your credit report, reviewing your credit file, and correcting an error in your credit file. Read More

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    Washington State Attorney General
  • Free credit freezes are here

    Security freezes, also known as credit freezes, restrict access to your credit file, making it harder for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name. Starting September 21, 2018, you can freeze and unfreeze your credit file for free. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • Ways to pay your bills

    Are you trying to decide whether to pay your rent by check or credit card? Take a look at this guide to compare the benefits and risks of paying regular and one-time bills by check or money order, by direct debit, online, or in cash. Read More

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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    Spanish / Español
  • Your Money, Your Goals: Focus on Reentry

    The Focus on Reentry toolkit provides frontline staff and volunteers with information and tools to help justice-involved individuals deal with financial challenges. Read More

    By:
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Bank Accounts (2)+

  • Selecting financial products and services

    If you’re trying to decide which financial services are right for you, this guide provides information about common transactions, including ATM cash withdrawals and debit card purchases. Read More

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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    Spanish / Español
  • Ways to receive your money

    Have you received a paycheck but aren’t sure whether to cash it or put it into a bank account? This guide provides information about receiving wages or payments. You can use this guide to compare the benefits and risks of getting paid in cash, with a check, by direct deposit, or on a card. Read More

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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    Spanish / Español

Home Loans (1)+

  • Home Loans: Using Your Home as Collateral

    If you need money to pay bills or make home improvements, and think the answer is in refinancing, a second mortgage, or a home equity loan, consider your options carefully. If you can't make the payments, you could lose your home as well as the equity you've built up. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
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