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Six Sensible Financial Resolutions for 2014

Oregon Saves - A little information goes a long way
Resources and websites to help you with your efforts to save money, reduce debt and make smart investing choices. Start here.

   



Scams

Email phishing attacks: Don’t take the bait. Learn how to protect yourself.

See what common scams made this FBI list.


Loans

Illegal payday lenders
Oregon laws limit how much a lender can charge, but illegal lenders often charge far more than allowed by law. Visit www.stopunlicensedloans.com for more information.

Fico score
A FICO score measures your credit risk. How does it affect your monthly house payment? Visit myFICO.com for a calculator.

Loan originators
See if a loan originator is registered and has been disclipined.


Credit

Tips from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on how to get and keep a good credit score.


Prepaid Funeral Plans

If you have considered planning and prepaying your funeral, here is information to help you in your decisions.

 

 

Investing

Six Sensible Financial Resolutions for 2014

Top Investor Risks

Six Ways to Spot Con Artists

Mapping Your Financial Plan

Take the Con Artist Quiz

Crowdfunding: Learn about a new online money-raising strategy

Securities and Exchange Commission Links
What to do if you have a lost, accidentally destroyed, or stolen stock certificate
Selecting a financial professional
5 Keys to Investing Success brochure
Using social media safely
Basics about municipal bonds
Watch out for risky or fraudulent investments promising higher returns


Elder abuse

For medical professionals and other caregivers: Tips to prevent elder investment fraud.