You can distribute resources during community events, workshops or through any of your church's relevant ministries. The FTC offers brochures, booklets, videos, and other materials covering a wide array of consumer topics free of charge (including shipping) and you can order them by visiting FTC
Bulk Orders. Or, you can call 202-326-2345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Here are just a few of the resources available to your churches:General Consumer Information
Learning tips for money management
— including budgeting and handling credit and debt at MoneyMattersAvoiding scams and fraud when looking for a jobTeaching kids and young adults (or those just starting out—at any age) how to be smart and safe consumers
Avoiding identity theft and practicing online safety
The FTC, announced that Countrywide will pay $108 million to settle charges that they collected excessive fees from cash-strapped borrowers who were struggling to keep their homes. The settlement also resolves charges, brought with the help of the U.S. Trustee Program, that the company mismanaged loans for people trying to save their homes via Chapter 13 bankruptcy. That announcement prompted FTC to write two brochures – Defaulting on Your Mortgage Has Costly Consequences
and Mortgage Servicing: Making Sure Your Payments Count.