Education

Credit Resources


Please use the links below to explore the online resources available to you. Consumer Credit of Des Moines assumes no liability for financial or other decisions made on the basis of information on this site or links from this site. Please contact one of our agents to discuss your specific needs.

Bankruptcy Information

Mike Mallaney Attorney at Law
5015 Grand Ridge Drive Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-223-4567
www.hudsonlaw.net
Answering your questions about
bankruptcy law in Iowa. 
  Miller Law Firm P.C.
John Miller
974 73rd St. Suite 15
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-225-3333
www.iowabankruptcyattorney.net
Answering your questions about
bankruptcy law in Iowa.
  Deanna Bachman Attorney at Law
4800 Mills Civic Parkway
Suite #205
West Des Moines,IA 50265 
dbachman@bachmanlawpc.com
515-457-2900 

 
 

  SMALL BUSINESS CASES
Donald F. Neiman 
801 Grand Ave. #3700
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-246-5877 
neiman.donald@bradshawlaw.com
 

Credit Bureaus

For a free Credit Report go to annualcreditreport.com.

Equifax
www.equifax.com/home/en_us
To order your report,
call: 800-685-1111 or write:
P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
To report fraud, call: 800-525-6285/ TDD: 800-255-0056 and write: 
P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241 
  Experian
www.experian.com
To order your report,
call: 888-EXPERIAN (397-3742) or write: 
P.O. Box 2104, Allen, TX 75013
To report fraud, call: 888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)/ TDD: 
800-972-0322 and write:
P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013 
  TransUnion
www.transunion.com
To order your report,
call: 800-916-8800 or write: 
P.O. Box 1000, Chester, PA 19022
To report fraud, call: 800-680-7289/ TDD: 877-553-7803 and write:
Fraud Victim Assistance Division, 
P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834





Myfico.com Credit Report
"See how lenders see you".
Check out your credit score.


 

Education

Professional Educators of Iowa
An independent non-partisan association focusing on issues related to education only.

Financial Educational Websites

Personal Money Management
Budget help and information on how to get the most out of your money.

JumpStart Coalition
First convened in December 1995, the JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy determined that the average student who graduates from high school lacks basic skills in the management of personal financial affairs. Many are unable to balance a checkbook and most simply have no insight into the basic survival principles involved with earning, spending, saving and investing.

Financial Services
Live Financial Advisors specializing in CPA, CFP, wealth management, 401k, financial planning and mutual funds.

Aboutchecking.com
An educational website that contains all you need to know about managing a checking account. Don't miss the interactive training demos, called Checkbook Basics, that teach important skills, including how to fill out checks, registers, and how to balance your account. Now learning the basics of managing a checkbook is easy, interactive and fun!!

Learn to Save.com
A fun way for kids & parents learn all about money.

Institute of Consumer Financial Education
The ICFE offers Financial information and education, credit education courses, debt management education, bankruptcy education, savings and investment information, credit counseling information and financial planning education for all age groups. Special sections devoted to mending spending, fixing credit file mistakes, preventing identity theft and teaching children about money.

Financial Services

Citizens Community Credit Union
Citizens Community Credit Union is a democratically owned and controlled financial institution based on 'people helping people' principles.

Government Websites

FTC Consumer Protection Issues
Federal Trade Commission Website. The Consumer Protection - Credit section offers a variety of articles advising the consumer on a range of topics from ways to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft, to tips on how to shop for loans or credit cards.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Identity Theft

Securities and Exchange Commission
The primary mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets. As more and more first-time investors turn to the markets to help secure their futures, pay for homes, and send children to college, these goals are more compelling than ever.

The U.S. Consumer Gateway
Consumer information supplied by the U.S. Federal Government

The Consumer Information Center
Consumer information provided by the Federal Consumer Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration.

Social Security Administration

Internal Revenue Service

Better Business Bureau
Access information on Consumer Guidance, News and Alerts and more.

Legal

Iowa Workers Compensation Law
Law firm practicing primarily in workers compensation.

Real Estate

Shane Torres 
Remax Real Estate Concepts (Certified Distressed Property Expert)
1830 Princeton Dr., Ste C Grimes, IA 50111 515-202-5894
shanetorres@remax.net

Student Loan Information

Iowa Student Loan

Iowa College Student Aid Commission