Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Moving? Report Your Change of Address

If you've recently moved or plan to move, be sure to report your change of address with government agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, the Social Security Administration, and your state's Department of Motor Vehicles.

Reporting your change of address will help ensure that you receive your mail, including government benefits and correspondence.

If you're planning a move, visit ProtectYourMove.gov for tips on how to choose reputable movers and avoid fraud.

Check Your Credit Report -- It's Free!

You are entitled to a FREE credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) once every 12 months. You can request all three reports at once, or space them out throughout the year.

Why It's Important

It's important to ensure that your personal information and financial accounts are being accurately reported and that no fraudulent accounts have been initiated in your name. Errors on your credit report can negatively affect your credit score.

What To Do If You Find Errors

Follow instructions on the credit report that explain how to dispute errors. If errors have not been corrected after you've disputed them with the credit reporting agency, you can file a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Get more information about disputing errors on your credit report.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Learn How Investor.gov Can Help You

Investor.gov was designed with the individual investor in mind. Find out how Investor.gov can help you:

Investor.gov is brought to you by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.


Lyfechannel wins the healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge

HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, today announced Lyfechannel as the winner of the healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge.