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A Guide to Understanding Your Finances: Home


A Guide to Understanding Your Finances


This guide is intended to offer general, useful information about your personal finances. If you are a business student, this information will be handy in your coursework as well.

Helpful Information



  • Ask CFPB  An interactive question-and-answer database to help consumers find answers to questions about money products and services.
  • Consumer Reports  Consumer reports on money and personal finance.

Borrowing and Credit: 

  • Paying for College  How to prepare and pay for college.
  • Feed the Pig  Find tools and tips for managing your finances.
  • Annual Credit Report  The only source for free credit reports authorized by federal law. Consumers can receive their credit reports from Experian, Equifax and TransUnion free every 12 months.

Saving and Investing: 

  • Investing  Your online resource to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud.
  • Saving   A free resource dedicated to helping people manage their finances safely and appropriately.

Protecting Against Risk:

  • Consumer Finance  Contains the information you need to better understand financial products and services.
  • Fraud Avengers  How to spot a financial scam.

Financial Literacy: Investing

Financial Literacy

Financial Aid at LMU