People of any age and at any stage of their life are at risk of falling prey to a scam. There are a few rules of thumb to remember and to protect yourself, but always remember one thing: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Find out how to protect yourself, and what to do if you're the victim of consumer fraud or identity theft.
Here you’ll find little-known secrets that can help keep you out of credit card debt, information on obtaining or correcting your credit card report, tips on who to contact to get a copy of your credit report and resolve collection agency and creditor complaints, information on the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and more.
Mutual funds may be an appropriate option for investors at various income levels, and may help to reduce the worry of day-to-day issues such as what individual securities to buy and sell, or when to buy and sell them. They offer a level of diversity that can be hard to match as an individual investor. This increased level of diversification may mean the funds are less volatile than others. Find out more about investing in mutual funds, the Do's and Don'ts of investing, and how to file a complaint.
Find important tax information for individuals and families, businesses and employees, state and federal tax preparers, and local tax assessors.
There are many laws protecting consumers from credit card fraud and other issues, including those that govern truth in lending, billing rights, fair credit reporting, and debt collection. The information in this guide addresses these credit concerns, as well as what is often referred to as the “hidden price of plastic,” to educate you on how costly debt can be.
If you are receiving the Veterans’ Bonus because you served in the armed forces and lived in Massachusetts prior to enlisting, check out these practical tips — such as enrolling in undergraduate or graduate courses or paying off your credit card(s) — on how to use this bonus to advance your financial future.