AFCPE members and the FTC have a lot in common. As financial counselors, coaches, and educators, you work to help improve the economic well-being of individuals and families. As the nation’s consumer protection agency, the FTC also educates people across generations about issues that affect their daily lives, including their financial well-being.

Our multi-media materials in English and other languages cover issues like money, credit, debt, fraud, and identity theft. The information helps people understand their rights and recognize, avoid, and report frauds. You can use our materials in direct client services, financial literacy or life skills programs, workshops, and credit and debt counseling sessions.

Consumer information from the FTC is free and in the public domain. That means you can print it, copy it, post it, or link to it – all for free. You also can order free materials at

The FTC also takes the lead on National Consumer Protection Week. NCPW, which takes place the first full week of March each year, is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money. The  NCPW site offers a toolkit to help you plan consumer protection events. There are helpful tips and resources from federal, state and local agencies and other consumer protection groups, along with free materials that you can order in English and Spanish. And, if you work with servicemembers, has a toolkit for reaching members of the military about consumer protection.

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