Resources by topic: Credit & Debt
Links to a number of helpful credit and debt resources.
Avoiding Credit and Charge Card Fraud
Information from the FTC on how to protect yourself from fraud.
Choosing a Credit Card
Information from the Federal Reserve about shopping around for a credit card.
Survey of Credit Card Plans
Every six months the Federal Reserve System surveys the terms of credit card plans offered by financial institutions and publishes a report of the findings. The report includes information from the largest credit card issuers in the country as well as other financial institutions that wish to participate in the survey.
Submit Credit Card Complaints
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accepts credit card complaints.
Credit Reports and Scores
Central site where you can request a free credit report.
Building a Better Credit Report
Tips from the FTC on how to build a better credit report.
Tips for Improving Your Credit Score
Tips from the Federal Reserve Board on how you can improve your credit score.
How to Dispute Credit Report Errors
Information from the Federal Trade Commission on how to dispute credit report errors.
- About FICO Credit Scores
Information about FICO credit scores.
FICO Credit Score is Calculated
Information from FICO.
Vantage Credit Score
Information about the Vantage credit score.
Credit Card Repayment Calculator
Federal Reserve credit card repayment calculator. Based on the information you provide, the calculator will give you an estimate of how long it will take you to pay off your credit card balance.
Debt Slapped Grad
Debt Slapped Grad was created to provide students with accurate information they can trust about making good money decisions, and getting and/or staying out of debt.
Debt Collection FAQs – A
Guide for Consumers
Information about what debt collectors can and can’t do.
Credit Repair - How
to Help Yourself
Information from the FTC on credit repair.
Knee Deep In Debt
What to do if you are knee deep in debt.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
In over your head with debt? Find a certified credit counselor near you who can help.
Be Wary of Offers to Reduce Your Debt
A warning from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.
If you've recently been through a divorce - or are contemplating one - you may want to look closely at issues involving credit.
to Save Hundreds on Loans and Credit
Tips from the FDIC.