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Annual credit report request

www.annualcreditreport.com

This is the only source for free credit reports authorized by federal law. Instructions include how to request free reports once per year from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

NPR’s Marketplace podcast on credit

www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-money/marketplace-money-friday-august-2-2013

Credit junkie? See how it adds up:

spendster.org/how-long-will-it-take-to-pay-off-my-credit-card/

What are credit scores?

www.hsfpp.org/Portals/0/Documents/HSFPP_Article_Credit_mar2011.pdf

Consolidate your debt – or not?

partners.leadfusion.com/tools/motleyfool/card08/tool.fcs

Choosing a credit card

www.usa.gov/topics/money/credit/credit-cards.shtml

Debt advice

www.debtadvice.org

Provided by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, this resource provides advice and tools, including budget worksheets, calculators and tips for dealing with debt. They also offer www.mymoneycheckup.org. Advice also provided in Spanish.