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Consumer Education & Personal Finance


The decisions made today about how to manage consumer issues and personal finances can effect a returning citizens ability to get credit, insurance, a place to live, and even a job. The publications and resource listed below were compiled for their ability to provide a broad overview of the kinds of resources and assistance available.

Reentry Essentials makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the information presented. If you find that a listing is out-of-date or inaccurate, or if you know of a particularly useful resource that you would like to recommend for inclusion, please contact us, and we will make the appropriate adjustments.

 
* Federal Citizen Information Center, Consumer Information Catalog| Download NOW!
http://publications.usa.gov/USAPubs.php?PubID=9801
 
* Federal Citizen Information Center, Consumer Action Handbook| Download NOW!
http://publications.usa.gov/USAPubs.php?PubID=5131
 
* Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Your Insured Deposit| Download NOW!
https://www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/brochures/your-insured-deposits-english.pdf
 
* Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC Consumer News| Download NOW!
https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnsum17/final_cn_spring2017_web_colors.pdf
 
* U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Brochure| Download NOW!
http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201507_cfpb_factsheet-helping-consumers-help-themselves.pdf
 
* Federal Trade Commission, Identity Theft: What to Know, What to Do| Download NOW!
https://www.bulkorder.ftc.gov/system/files/publications/pdf-0014-idtheft-what-to-know-what-to-do.pdf
 
* Federal Trade Commission, Taking Charge: What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen| Download NOW!
 https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-0009_identitytheft_a_recovery_plan.pdf
 
* Annual Credit Report Request Service, Annual Credit Report Request Form| Download NOW!
https://annualcreditreport.com/manualRequestForm.action
 
* Federal Trade Commission, Your Access to Free Credit Reports| Download NOW!
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-0043-free-credit-reports.pdf
 
* Federal Trade Commission, Building a Better Credit Report| Download NOW!
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-0032-building-a-better-credit-report.pdf
 
* Federal Trade Commission, Disputing Errors on Credit Reports| Download NOW!
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-0038-how-to-dispute-credit-errors.pdf
 
* LexisNexis©, Full File Disclosure Request Form| Download NOW!
https://personalreports.lexisnexis.com/pdfs/CD107_CP-File-Disclosure-Request-Form_pg-3.pdf
 
* LexisNexis©, Full File Disclosure Instructions| Download NOW!
https://personalreports.lexisnexis.com/pdfs/CD107_CP-File-Disclosure-Request-Form_pg-1.pdf
 
* Federal Citizen Information Service, Your Credit Score| Download NOW!
http://www.consumerfed.org/elements/www.consumerfed.org/file/finance/yourcreditscore.pdf
 
* ChexSystems© Consumer Assistance, FACTA Free Annual Report Request Form| Download NOW!
https://www.chexsystems.com/web/wcm/connect/4daafa6d-48ae-411d-87d4-f92d70260cf7/Consumer+Request+for+Disclosure+%28English%29.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
 
* Federal Trade Commission, Choosing a Credit Counselor| Download NOW!
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-0040-choosing-a-credit-counselor.pdf