Money and Personal Finance | Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Education through Questions and Answers
Increase your understanding of money and personal finance through bite sized answers. We’ve curated a list of the top questions searched to help you on your journey. Come back often as answers improve over time and through the growth of the crowd.
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Basics of Personal Finance 101
Why is financial education important and how does it lead to living richer lives. Learn about budgeting, banking and savings to get you started.
+ What kind of products and services can I get from a bank?
+ How can I open checking account?
+ What is a credit union?
+ What are the differences between credit unions and banks?
+ How can I determine if my bank or credit union is right for me?
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+ How can I get out of debt?
+ What options do I have to manage my debt?
+ Is consolidating debt a good idea?
+ What is bankruptcy?
+ What is the difference between credit counseling, debt management or debt consolidation?
+ How can I stop debt collectors from calling me?
Basics of Personal Finance 102
Our relationship with money impacts our overall financial wellbeing. Learn about your mindset and how others build a healthy financial habit. Then, dive into identity theft, insurance, taxes, investing and retirement.
Identity Theft & Protection
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Insurance and Taxes
Basics of Credit & Financing
Learn about credit reports and credit scores, various types of credit available and debt repayment options. Search our database for more questions related to the credit reports, financing and debt.
Credit Reports & Credit Scores
+ What is a credit report?
+ What information is found in a credit report?
+ What is a credit score?
+ How can I get a free credit report?
+ How can I get access to free credit scores?
+ How can I fix my credit report and improve my credit score?
+ How can I establish or start my credit report?
+ What is auto financing?
+ How can I get an auto loan?
+ How do I decide whether to buy or lease?
+ How should I go about buying a car?
+ What are the ins and outs of car loans?
+ What is auto insurance?
Buying a House
+ What is a credit card?
+ Are credit cards a good idea?
+ What’s the difference between a credit card and debit card?
+ Where can I apply for a credit card?
+ Which credit cards are better: Rewards or Low Interest?
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