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Financial Literacy

CUNY School of Medicine
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Financial Literacy

Credit and Debt Management Websites

 

Equifax  https://ww2.equifax.com/?mboxSession=1474908322708-933024
General credit information - Check your credit - identity protection.

 

TransUnion        http://www.transunion.com/
Ordering a credit report Restoring credit card fraud - protection tips.

 

Experian           http://www.experian.com/
General credit information Credit repair Credit refusal.

 

Federal Trade Commission          https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/bureaus-offices/bureau-consumer-protection

Consumer education on credit reporting, repairs and debt relief.

 

BankRate           http://www.bankrate.com/
Sponsored by CNBC to provide credit card, investing, tax-money management tools and on-line calculators.

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MyFICO             http://www.myfico.com/
Credit scoring, ways to improve your FICO score and information about identity theft prevention.

 

 

Budget Worksheet                                              

Budget Basics                                                        

 

This worksheet will assist you in getting your monthly expenses in order so you can maintain an accurate budget during the academic year.

 

Borrowing 101                                                       

 

This will educate you on how to understand credit and the dos and don’ts to a healthy financial future.

 

 

Taking Control of Credit Card Debt           

If you are only making the minimum monthly payment on your credit card, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice. Instead, step back, breathe deeply, and take the necessary steps to get your credit card debt under control