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April is Financial Literacy Month. And whether you’re a young adult or someone a bit older, the FTC has a library of free consumer materials to help you make the most of your money and avoid costly scams.

Just starting out? Check out Focus on Finances: Planning for Your Future for tips on budgeting, getting credit, dealing with identity theft, and buying a car. And if you’re looking for a place to rent, watch out for rental listing scams. Scammers often advertise rentals that don’t exist or aren’t available, to trick people into sending money before they find out the truth.

Getting ready to buy your first home? Make sure your credit report is up-to-date. Dispute inaccurate information before you start shopping for a mortgage. It could save you a lot of money.

Settling into retirement and considering cashing in on the equity in your home with a reverse mortgage? They can have serious implications. Learn how reverse mortgages work, how to qualify and get the best deal for you, and where to report fraud.

Speaking of fraud, you probably know someone who has been scammed. Sharing what you know can help protect someone who you know from a scam. That’s why the FTC created Pass It On – articles, presentations, bookmarks, activities, and a video – all designed to help you talk about scams and how to prevent them.

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This article by the FTC was distributed by the Personal Finance Syndication Network.

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