ADMONGO is an online game designed to help students learn about advertising. Students learn about targeted audience, what advertisers are saying to listeners, and what they ultimately want. Also included is a curriculum tied to national standards...
ARE CAR ADS TAKING YOU FOR A RIDE? cautions consumers to read ads carefully about low interest rates and other special promotions.
AUTO SERVICE CONTRACTS AND WARRANTIES explains the differences between service contracts and warranties.
AUTO WARRANTIES AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE teaches students about misconceptions regarding where they must take their new car for routine service and repairs in order to be covered under their vehicle warranty.
BACKGROUND CHECKS explains that some employers may check into your background before deciding whether to hire you or keep you on the job.
BUYING A NEW CAR is on online article and video that discusses pricing terms, financing options, trade-ins, and service contracts, and includes a worksheet that students can use when buying a car.
BUYING A USED CAR explains the Buyers Guide, which is required on all used cars sold by dealers. Also offers car buying tips.
CHILD IDENTITY THEFT explains how to protect your child's personal information against theft.
CHOOSING A VOCATIONAL SCHOOL explains that while many private vocational schools are reputable and teach skills necessary to get a job.
COMPARING PRODUCTS ONLINE offers tips to help you get the best deal – and to avoid a bogus offer posted by a scam artist.
COMPETITION COUNTS explains that competition in America is about price, selection, and service.
CONSUMER.GOV - WHAT TO KNOW AND DO provides financial literacy help for educators and students.
CREDIT AND YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS offers information about the laws that protect your right to get and use credit.
CREDIT CARD LOSS PROTECTION teaches students about the risks of telephone scams regarding worthless credit card protection and insurance programs.
CREDIT SCORES shares the system creditors and insurance companies use to help determine whether to grant you credit or insurance, and on what terms.
DEBT COLLECTION explains your rights when dealing with debt collectors.
ELECTRONIC BANKING explains how electronic banking works, services offered, your rights, and how to report problems.
EXTENDED WARRANTIES AND SERVICE CONTRACTS lists some factors to consider before deciding to buy a service contract.
FREE CREDIT REPORTS is a 16-page booklet that explains how, why, and when to order copies of your free annual credit report.
GIFT CARDS shows students what to look for when you receive a gift card, especially the terms and conditions of the card's use. For example, treat the card as cash and use the card as soon as you can, before the expiration date.
HEADS UP: STOP, THINK, CLICK is an online FTC guide for kids that gives them the tools they need to safely learn and play online.
HOW BUYING PLANS WORK explains what a buying plan is, and what you need to know before signing up.
IDENTITY THEFT - A RECOVERY PLAN is the FTC’s updated guide for victims of identity theft.
JUST FOR YOU... FINANCIAL EDUCATORS is an online destination for comprehensive consumer information that you can print, copy, post, or link to freely. FTC resources can be shared with students, friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. Use your...
LOST OR STOLEN CREDIT, ATM AND DEBIT CARDS provides tips for protecting your credit and ATM cards .
NET CETERA is an online toolkit that offers free resources to help you teach people in your community about kids’ online safety.
PREPAID PHONE CARDS explains how pre-paid phone cards work.
PRIVACY CHOICES FOR YOUR PERSONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION shows how federal law gives the right to stop some sharing of personal financial information.
PROTECTING AGAINST CREDIT CARD FRAUD identifies steps to make it more difficult for a crook to get your credit card or card numbers.
RENTAL LISTING SCAMS explains that scammers often advertise rentals that don’t exist or aren’t available.
RENTING A CAR outlines points to consider and questions to ask when you rent a car. It explains key terms: collision damage waiver, personal accident insurance, personal effects coverage, and fees such as mileage fees and airport surcharges.
SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID SCAMS lists some tell-tale lines that you may be dealing with a scam artist.
SHOPPING TIPS offers suggestions to help you get the most for your money.
STUDENT LOANS tells you how to spot deceptive claims or business practices some private companies may use to get your loan business.
USING A CREDIT CARD explains your rights rights and responsibilities under the law.
USING LAYAWAY PLANS explains how these plans work.
VEHICLE REPOSSESSION discusses your creditor's rights in seizing and reselling your car for nonpayment.
WARRANTIES - Comparing written warranties can make a difference in your purchasing decisions.
YOUAREHERE - FTC MICROSITE FOR KIDS takes kids to the virtual shopping mall where they find games and activities.