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Credit Scores, Profiles, Checks
Government documents and websites
Credit Cards - Consumer's Guide
As a consumer, it pays to be smart when choosing and using a credit card. This site--maintained by the Federal Reserve Board, whose goal is to protect the credit rights of consumers--provides a basic guide to navigating the credit card process.
Information related to obtaining and maintaining credit from the federal government.
Credit Repair: How to help yourself?
Consumer resource from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Your Rights: Credit Reporting
From the FTC's Protecting America's Consumers website. This site provides information via a brrochure, Your Access to Free Credit Reports, explaining your rights under the FCRA and how to order a free annual credit report.
Federal Reserve Consumer Help: Consumer Credit
Tips for obtaining and maintaining good credit
Credits and Loans
From the FTC. "This site has information for you, whether you’re shopping for a mortgage or auto loan, checking the accuracy of your credit report, dealing with debt collectors, or looking for ways to protect your personal financial information."
Provides "free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees."
Money Talks - Should I be Charging
Guide to getting and establishing credit from USC Davis Cooperative Extension program.