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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) aims to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole. The agency helps to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and takes action against companies that break the law. The agency provides the information, steps, and tools necessary to make smart financial decisions.

Clearinghouses and Technical Assistance

  • Youth Financial Education provides support to teachers, administrators, and community leaders who help students build financial knowledge, skills, and habits. The tools and resources listed here show recommended policies and practices for K–12 financial education.
  • The Financial Education Programs Serving Immigrant Populations issue brief raises visibility about the financial education challenges that many immigrants face. The CFPB conducted a field scan of financial education programs for immigrant populations and spoke with experts in the field. This report also shares promising financial education strategies that financial education providers can use to better serve immigrants who seek their services and are part of their communities. The ultimate goal is to help consumers achieve their own financial goals.
  • This Program Ideas webpage provides ideas for developing financial education programs, across different topics such as money management and protection, retirement planning, and helping parents to teach their kids about money.
  • The Teen Years and Young Adulthood webpage teaches teens and young adults how to start to earn money and make financial decisions on their own, learn how to find and apply useful information, and how to make choices about their future.