The OCCC’s Education Mission

Today's consumers face an astonishing array of credit products; a basic education in credit products and principles prepares consumers to better understand their choices and obligations. The OCCC understands the need to educate young people about their consumer rights and responsibilities.

Financial Literacy and Education Resources

Financial education provides consumers the tools and skills to make informed financial decsisions. Consumers who understand their choices and obligations are able to manage their personal finances better and more likely to reach their financial goals. 

The OCCC’s directory of Financial Education Resources is a select list of resource sites that offer financial educatin programs. This site is updated periodically and is also posted on the Texas Department of Health and Human Services website.

In addition, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation's protection agency and works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace.   It protects consumers by stopping unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices in the marketplace.

Partnerships

If you would like to learn more about financial eduation programs or schedule a speaker on credit education for your organization, contact the Education Coordinator at 512-936-7639 or at financial-literacy@occc.texas.gov. For more information see the "Need a Speaker?' page. 

Helpful Information

Building A Better Credit Report 

If you’re shopping for a car, applying for a job, looking for a home, or simply getting your financial house in order, then it’s time to check your credit report. This Q&A style brochure can help.

Para Lograr un Mejor Informe de Crédito

Si está por comprar un carro o por presentar una solicitud de empleo, o si está buscando una casa, o simplemente está poniendo sus finanzas en orden, entonces es el momento de revisar su informe de crédito. Este folleto redactado en un estilo de preguntas y respuestas puede ayudarlo.