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Order free financial education materials you can share with patrons or use in your presentations.

COVID-19 NOTICE: Thank you for your interest in placing a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau publications order. In an effort to protect the workers who prepare and ship our publications from increased exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are temporarily suspending order intake and fulfillment.

We realize the work of consumer protection and education continues and invite you to download publications from this site. For additional library resources, visit https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/library-resources..

The mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for consumers by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.

All publications are free from the CFPB and other government agencies.

In most cases, you may order up to 1,000 free copies of each publication. If you need larger quantities, contact aroybal@gpo.gov


Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Making a Budget

How and why to make a budget, written in a plain and simple style.

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Make a Budget Worksheet

Use this worksheet to make a budget and track your spending.

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Check your credit report at least once a year

Free ways to check your credit report to find and fix mistakes, update your information, and guard against identity theft.

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Act fast if you can't pay your credit cards
Three steps to take when you don't have enough money to pay your credit card bill. How to avoid debt-counseling scams.

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How to avoid foreclosure
Steps to take when you're having trouble paying your mortgage.

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