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Bureau of Financial Institutions

Financial Literacy

The list below contains links to Web sites containing financial literacy resources for consumers of all ages.

External Link logoLinks provided below are external to the BFI website. These sites are not under the control of BFI, and BFI is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained within a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The Bureau provides these links as a convenience to our user community. The inclusion of any site link does not imply endorsement by BFI.

  • gives consumers one free credit report from each of the national credit reporting companies.
  • Freddie Mac Credit Smart is a curriculum to help consumers build and maintain credit.
  • Federal Reserve Board: Credit Reports and Credit Scores provides consumer information regarding credit reports and your credit score as published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Federal Reserve Board: Rules on Credit Decisions and Notices provides consumer information regarding the notices consumers may receive when credit reports or credit scores affect a decision to grant credit.
  • FDIC Consumer News offers guidance for smarter, safer use of financial services.
  • Jump$tart Clearinghouse is an online library of financial education resources, for teachers, parents, caregivers and anyone committed to financial smarts for students.
  • is the official government web portal for children, where they can create, play and learn in a safe online environment free from advertisements. The site provides an extensive money section with topics that cover saving, spending and earning money.
  • Money Smart sponsored by the FDIC, is a financial education curriculum designed to help individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
  • is the U.S. government’s web site dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. The site organizes financial education help from over 20 different Federal web sites in one place. Content is organized by where you are in life ("Life Events"), who you are ("My Resources"), and by specific hands-on tools ("Tools"). This site is also available in Spanish.