Buying a Car When You Have Bad Credit
You need a new vehicle, but your credit is spotty or bad. Can you afford to buy a reliable car or truck? Can you get a loan at reasonable rates? Can you avoid the high interest rates and pressure of subprime lenders?
Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget Your Digital Home
For many people, the arrival of spring means a thorough cleaning of their home. Spring cleaning is also a good way to get your digital home in order too. With all of the personal information that our digital devices have on them, it is important to make sure that they are clean, protected, and secure.
Gen Y with Will
Budget Trouble: Broke Right After Payday?
You know that feeling you get when you get paid? You feel happy and rich and the sky is the limit! It's a great feeling, but it doesn't last long, does it?
You pay your bills — Rent, phone, utilities, insurance, payment on your credit card, and the money you owe your buddy from dinner ...
Have You Checked Your Privacy Settings Recently?
Are you concerned about protecting your privacy online? If so, when was the last time you checked the privacy settings for each app, website, and device that you use? Using the privacy and security settings can help protect your personal and financial information and reduce online tracking.
From the Archives
- Coming Soon to an ATM Near You? No Card Required
- Renting a Car Soon? Read This First
- It's Time to Check Your Social Security Statement Online
- Building and Maintaining Your Credit
- Seniors & Privacy: Information Specifically for Seniors
- The Real World of Mortgages
Who's Fighting For You?
Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.
This month's featured consumer group:
The Federation helps low- and moderate-income people and communities achieve financial independence through credit unions.
Established in 1974 by a coalition of credit union leaders dedicated to revitalizing low-income communities, the Federation's mission is to strengthen the credit unions that serve low-income, urban and rural communities — known as "community development credit unions," or CDCUs. We carry out our mission by advocating for and providing financial, technical, and human resources to CDCUs.