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- Consumer Financial Protection

Resources for financial management including: budgeting, managing debt, tax preparation, homeowner insurance, foreclosure counseling and more.

  • National Consumer Law Center: Information on surviving debt, predatory lending, identity theft and credit card rights.
  • Office of the Attorney General: File a consumer complaint, learn about scam alerts, lemon law and just about anything related to you as a consumer.
  • Better Business Bureau: Research a contractor or business before you hire so you will know whether they have a good reputation for their work.
  • Mint.com: Helpful information on making a budget and keeping track of your spending through a free, easy-to-use money management program.
  • Personalcapital.com: A great resource to help get track and manage your financial life, it's a free, easy-to-use money management program.
  • BankOn: A Seattle and King County partnership of banks and credit unions offering free or low costs accounts, financial education and classes for managing money.
  • StartZone: Highline Community College offers free tax preparation and advice to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • United Way of King County: Check this site during tax season for free tax preparation for individuals.
  • InsuranceQuotes.org: This comprehensive guide cuts through the jargon to give homeowners a resource that they can understand. From learning complicated terminology and identifying coverage gaps to lowering premiums; this resource covers all of the home insurance basics that every homeowner - especially new homeowners - need to know.
  • El Centro de la Raza: They offer Financial Literacy Courses including one-on-one foreclosure counseling, default intervention, loan modification, credit counseling, debt negotiation, money management, predatory lending prevention, and financial planning.