Videos

You can also view these videos on our Consumer.gov YouTube playlist.

Managing Your Money

Making a Budget

This video shows how keeping a budget helps someone pay all his bills.

 

 

 

Opening a Bank Account

This video shows how someone compares the costs when choosing a place to open savings and checking accounts.

 

 

 

Prepaid Cards

This video shows what happens when someone gets a prepaid card without checking out the fees first.

 

 

 

Credit, Loans, and Debt

Credit Scores

This video shows what happens when one person gets a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com and someone else gets a “free” credit score from a TV ad.

 

 

 

Minimum Payments on Credit Cards

This video shows what happens when someone makes just the minimum payment on a credit card balance.

 

 

 

Payday Lending

This video shows what happens when someone gets a payday loan but can’t pay it back right away.

 

 

 

Scams and Identity Theft

Why Care About Identity Theft?

This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way why she should care about her identity.

 

 

 

Scams Against Immigrants

This video shows how someone gets into trouble with an immigration consultant – and then out of trouble again.

 

 

 

Money Wiring Scams

This video shows some common money wiring scams, and what happens to some people who meet the scams.