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Automobiles

• Automobile Servicing and Repair

• NAIC Consumer Alert: Used Car Buyers Beware of Hurricane Flood Damaged Vehicles PDF icon

• Consumer's Guide to Vehicle Leasing

• Spot Delivery PDF icon


Banking

• Guide to Shopping for Bank Products and Services

• Overdraft Rules for Debit and ATM Cards


Calculators

• Savings Bond Value Calculator


Credit

• A FREE Credit Report for Michigan Residents

• Cosigning a Loan

• Credit and ATM Cards: What To Do If They're Lost or Stolen

• Credit and Debit Card Blocking

• Credit Practices Rule

• Credit Repair Companies PDF icon

• Credit Repair: How to Help Yourself

• Fair Credit Billing

• Holiday Payment Waivers PDF icon

• Secured Credit Card Marketing Scams


Credit Cards

• File a credit card complaint

• Shopping for Credit Cards

• Using Credit and Charge Cards Overseas


Credit Rights

• A Borrower's Bill of Rights

• Consumer Rights


Credit Unions

• Find a Michigan State-Chartered Credit Union

• What is a Credit Union?

• Is My Money Safe?

• National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS)

• Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL)

• National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)


Currency

• Dollars and Cents: Fundamental Facts About U.S. Money

• U.S. Department of Treasury


Deposits

• Demand Drafts PDF icon


Electronic Funds Transfer

• Direct Deposit


FDIC

• Consumer News

• Insurance Estimator


Federal Trade Commission

• Consumer Information on a wide variety of products and services.


Financial Privacy

• Privacy Choices for Your Personal Financial Information


Fraud

• Internet Pirates are Trying to Steal Your Personal Financial Information PDF icon

• Digital Phishnet

• Don't Be A Victim of Loan Fraud

• Fraud, Phonies and Scams

• Scams and Identity Theft

• National Fraud Information Center

• Fraud Prevention


Home Services and Real Estate

• FloodSmart - National Flood Insurance Program info


Identity Theft

• Identity Theft (FTC site)

• Internet Pirates are Trying to Steal Your Personal Financial Information PDF icon

• Michigan Attorney General


Insurance

• Michigan Association of Health Plans

• Michigan Auto Insurance Placement Facility (MAIPF)

• Michigan Workers' Compensation Placement Facility

• U.S. Dept. of Labor: Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration


Insurance Ratings

• AM Best

• Demotech, Inc

• Moody's


Internet Banking

• Tips for Safe Banking Over the Internet


Mortgages

• Conditional Closing PDF icon

• Financial Institutions FAQ on Rights of First Refusal PDF icon

• Foreclosure looming? Don't Get Scammed PDF icon

• Does HUD Owe You a Refund?

• Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data

• Home Mortgages: 5 Tips for Shopping for a Mortgage

• HUD on Your Side: Buying a Home

• Mortgage Denial: What to Do if You Believe Race Was the Issue PDF icon

• Mortgage Escrow Accounts PDF icon

• Mortgage Payments Sending You Reeling? Here's What To Do

• Rate Lock Agreements

• Reverse Mortgages for Seniors

• Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)


Long Term Care Resources

• NAIC Long Term Care Shopper's Guide (572 KB) PDF icon

• NAIC Consumer Alert: 10 Things You Should Know About Buying Long-Term Care Insurance PDF icon

• NAIC Alerta para consumidores: 10 Cosas que debe conocerantes de adquirir seguro de cuidado prolongado de salud PDF icon


Miscellaneous

• Consumer Action Handbook

• Federal Reserve Education

• Michigan eLibrary (Business, Economics and Labor Index)

• Michigan Jump$tart


Resources for Seniors

• MiSeniors

• NAIC Consumer Alert: 10 Things You Should Know About Buying a Medigap Policy PDF icon

• NAIC Alerta para consumidores: 10 Cosas que debe Saberal Adquirir una Poliza Complementario de Medicare ("Medigap") PDF icon

• Your Medicare Rights and Protections PDF icon




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