Financial Education Center

Use Consolidated Credit’s free financial education resources to build financial literacy

Welcome to Consolidated Credit’s free Financial Education Center. At Consolidated Credit, we believe that education is the key to helping people achieve financial stability. So, we’ve created this library of resources to help you build financial literacy. You can browse through different types of resources or head to the bottom of the page to find resources arranged by topics, such as budgeting, saving and building credit.


Watch Consolidated Credit's free Gen X retirement webinar on demand

The Gen X Retirement Guide

As the newest Sandwich Generation, Gen X consumers struggle to save effectively for their own retirement. This guide teaches you how to save for your golden years, even if you’re already over age 50.

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Prevent ID Theft & Credit Fraud

Learn how to take the right steps to avoid identity theft and credit fraud, and what to do if ID theft happens so you can recover quickly with less hassle.

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The Holidays are Coming!

Don’t let debt dampen your holiday spirit! Learn how to set up a budget and shop strategically so you can avoid the dreaded holiday debt hangover.

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Holiday Survival Guide

Watch Consolidated Credit’s Holiday Survival Guide video for 7 great tips on how to save money and avoid credit card debt during holiday shopping.
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Holiday Shopping Tips

The winter holidays are the most expensive shopping season of the year. Our holiday shopping tips video shows you how to be Penny Wise when shopping.
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Financial Literacy

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Financial Literacy Test

Are you financially literate? Take this quick 20-question test to see what you know and where you need to study up to improve your understanding.

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30-Day FinLit Checklist

Not sure where to start improving your finances? Use this 30-day checklist to jumpstart your finances with a new activity each day.

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Financial Literacy Statistics

Americans lack financial literacy, often because most of us were never taught about finance in school. See where we stand and how you stack up.

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More Free Financial Resources

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Personal Finance Infographics

Search our library of personal finance infographics to understand key financial topics and see the latest personal finance statistics.

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Personal Finance Guides

Navigate key life events and everyday finance with the help of Consolidated Credit’s free downloadable personal finance guides.

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Financial Education Course

Credit Dojo is Consolidated Credit’s free interactive financial education course. Take all 16 courses and become your very own Credit Master.

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Learn How To Budget

Learn how to build and maintain an effective budget to avoid debt and save money

Achieve Financial Stability

Balancing all your financial needs can be tricky, but balance is key to your success.

Smart Money Management

The right accounts and banking strategy can help avoid fees and build wealth faster.

Saving Money

Achieving your savings goals is easier with the right strategy and accounts.

Intro to Financial Planning

Making a practical financial plan can help you achieve your goals and save money.

Credit Score Basics

Knowing how credit scores work can be the key to achieving good credit.

Rebuilding Your Credit

Don’t let bad credit hold you back! Achieve the credit score you need in one year or less.

Using Credit Wisely

Using credit wisely can help you maintain good credit while avoiding debt.

Managing Debt

Managing debt correctly helps you pay it off fast and minimize interest charges.

Identity Theft Prevention

Protect your personal data and learn smart ways to prevent and address identity theft.

Finance for the Seasons

Making seasonal adjustments to your budget can be the key to staying on track.

Planning for Life Events

Plan ahead for unemployment, medical emergencies and other key life event.