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Trustworthy Budget Help

Help from trustworthy resources is just a phone call or a click away.


Credit unions – Find a credit union near you for help with financial education, credit and financial counseling, and mortgage solutions.

Credit and financial counseling – Find a reputable source of credit and financial counseling near you.

Housing and foreclosure intervention counseling – To avoid fraud, find a reputable HUD-approved housing counselor near you.

Money Management International – Visit this site for confidential budget, credit and housing counseling.


Information and Referrals

2-1-1 resources – 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with housing, food, employment, and more.

2-1-1 Michigan Foreclosure and Delinquency Assistance – Learn all about foreclosures or use our quick assessment tool to find out if you are at risk.

Avoid fraud and scams – Learn how to avoid scams—and what to do if you fall victim to fraud.

Credit and Loan Information – The Federal Trade Commission's site offers help for making educated spending decisions—whether you're shopping for a mortgage or auto loan, checking the accuracy of your credit report, dealing with debt collectors, or looking for ways to protect your personal financial information.

Extension – Objective, research-based information and tools that you can use to improve your everyday life brought to you by the nation's largest and oldest network of universities.

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