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.

 

 

 

 

Cashing a Paycheck

How to avoid big fees when cashing a paycheck.This video tells you how to shop around to avoid big fees if you don’t have a bank account to cash a paycheck. It also shows examples of how different the fees can be at various check cashing places.

 

 

 

Prepaid Cards

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

 

 

 

 

 

Renting an Apartment

This video shows how to rent an apartment even if you don't have a good credit history.

 

 

Credit, Loans, and Debt

Avoiding Student Loan Debt

What to do if you are having problems making your student loan payments, and how to avoid a student loan debt relief scam

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Car Title Loans

This video shows what happens if you borrow money in exchange for your car title.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Recovering from Identity Theft

This video shows what do to if someone steals your 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.