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Take control of your financial future

Strengthen your financial future by understanding how to create and live on a budget, the smart way to use credit, and how money management tools can help you now and in the long term. 

Financial literacy topics


  • Importance of good credit
  • Your credit report

Learn more about credit »

Credit cards

  • Pros and cons of using credit cards
  • Basic guidelines for credit card use
  • Boost your credit score

Learn more about credit cards »


  • Easy five-step financial plan
  • Creating a budget
  • Managing your money

Learn how to create a budget »

Learn more about financial planning »

Loan repayment

  • Tips for college graduates
  • Options

Learn more about loan repayment »


  • MyMoney.gov: Plan for life events that have financial implications, such as birth or adoption of a child, home ownership or retirement. Take advantage of money management tools like a financial savings calculator, worksheets for establishing a household budget, and a college preparation checklist.
  • Mapping your future: Access resources on budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and other financial literacy topics.
  • CARE Program: Bankruptcy experts from the Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program share information about the dangers of credit abuse.