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Resources from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

2016 September 20
by Jennifer Peters

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a range of interactive tools and resources to help consumers get answers to their financial questions and to get help when necessary.  In addition to a dedicated webpage of resources for libraries, they have provided us with the following series of links to the CFPB’s web-based resources.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Resources:

  1. Youth financial education resources including the recently published report Building Blocks to Help Youth Achieve Financial Capability and the Personal Finance Teaching Tool
  2. Resources for parents and caregivers
  3. Resources about paying for college, from comparing costs to repaying student debt
  4. To file a complaint about consumer financial products or services (mortgages, credit cards, student loans, bank accounts, credit reporting, auto loans, debt collection, payday loans, money transfers, and more), visit the CFPB Consumer Response Center or call 855-411-CFPB.  The CFPB call center offers assistance in 189 languages
  5. To share a story – positive or negative – about a consumer financial product or service
  6. To find answers to questions about consumer finance, visit “Ask CFPB
  7. To make informed decisions about buying a home, from interest rates to loan options to closing with ease, visit “Owning a Home
  8. To navigate your decision of when to claim your Social Security retirement benefits and see your estimated benefits at different claiming ages, visit “Planning for Retirement” or “Planifique para su Jubilación
  9. To learn how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to view easy-to-understand booklets to help financial caregivers for older Americans, visit
  10. To learn about financial resources and financial protection for service members, visit
  11. Order free CFPB publications in bulk for distribution
  12. View the CFPB website in Spanish



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