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Thursday, January 1, 2004

Spanish-Language Brochures

Three consumer brochures from the Federal Reserve Board are available in Spanish, in both print and electronic formats. The Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages (Guía para el Consumidor sobre Hipotecas a Tasa Adjustable), What You Should Know about Home Equity Lines of Credit (Lo Que Usted Debería Saber sobre Las Líneas de Crédito con Garantía Hipotecaria) and When Is Your Check Not a Check? (Cuándo No Es Su Cheque un Cheque) may be ordered from the Federal Reserve Board's Publications Services, Mail Stop 127, Washington, D.C. 20551 or by calling (202) 452-3245. The first 100 copies are free. The Guía brochure is also available on the Board's web site at The Lo Que Usted Debería Saber brochure can be found at and the Cheque brochure is at There is also a downloadable pdf file at


A new web site provided by the MemphisDEBT collaborative contains links to resources and information for those in financial trouble. Credit, bankruptcy and financial wellness are among the topics addressed. The web site is one project in the collaborative's work to reduce the number of bankruptcies in the Memphis area. Although some of the information is specific to Memphis, most of it will be of interest to the general public. Visit