The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released “Want credit to work for you?” the newest addition to the Your Money, Your Goals suite of financial empowerment tools.  The third in a series released by the Bureau, this booklet provides eight tools to help consumers through the various stages of building credit, maintaining good credit, and fixing credit if it is bad. 

Tools include:

  • Should I use credit to buy this?
  • What steps can I take to build good credit?
  • How do I get a free copy of my credit report?
  • How do I make sure my credit report is accurate?
  • How do I get errors in my credit report fixed?
  • How can I improve my credit scores?
  • What do I do if I’ve been a victim of identity theft?
  • Who else can I turn to for help?

To learn how to train staff and volunteers to use this booklet, join us for a free webinar on April 25, at 1 p.m. EST. Join the webinar here: by calling 877-423-6338, passcode 464775#.