April is financial literacy month, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) says it’s teaming up with other government agencies and businesses to promote financial literacy. The bureau says it plans to provide financial tips and facts for consumers throughout the month.
“CFPB Director Richard Cordray and the staff of the CFPB are taking a leading role in spreading the word about the benefits of knowing more about money,” Dan Rutherford wrote in a CFPB blog. “Being informed is your best defense against the tricks and traps found in some financial products.”
In the blog, Rutherford touted the bureau’s new Ask CFPB search tool that seeks to assist consumers find answers to their questions about credit cards, mortgages and credit scores.
The bureau also indicated that consumers can file complaints about mortgages, credit cards, deposit accounts, vehicle loans and student loans on its website. If consumers are simply looking to get the word out about their experiences, they can share their stories online as well.
The CFPB announced that it will be hitting the road this month to attend the following events:
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