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Consumers who understand the economy and tools available to them make better financial decisions. We have a variety of resources to assist you.
- Foreclosure Resources
Our research on regional trends, information on local foreclosure rates, and links to consumer and community organizations assists consumers, agencies and policymakers.
- In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve
Need to learn - or teach someone else - about the Federal Reserve? In plain English will show you around the Federal Reserve System, introducing you to who we are and what we do.
- Five Tips for Shopping for a Mortgage
This guide is designed to help homebuyers find the mortgage that is best for them, avoid potential pitfalls and make well-informed decisions when choosing a home loan.
Federal Reserve Education
We offer free activities, publications, videos, classroom curriculum and consumer resources to educators, students, and the public.
The Financial Crisis & You
What ignited the financial crisis? What has the Fed done about banks? When will the economy recover? Find answers to these and other essential questions in a new online resource.
Navigating the Credit Card Process
A new website by the Federal Reserve summarizing new credit card protections. The site includes interactive tools for users to learn more about the terms and fees of credit card offers, and about the new features of monthly statements.
Credit Card Repayment Calculator
Estimate how long it will take you to pay off your credit card balance if you make only the minimum payment on time each month. Other calculations can help you develop a plan for paying off your balance sooner.
Federal Reserve Consumer Help
If you have a complaint or problem with your financial institution, the Federal Reserve can help. Find resources that will point you in the right direction, learn about the complaint process or file a complaint online.Learn More
Browse Fed Publications
We author research articles, working papers, speeches, books and a general-audience magazine on regional and national economics, banking, payments and more.
Visit our Money Museum in Kansas City and Denver. Come learn about the economy and the Federal Reserve's role. It's free.