CreditSmart® is more than a tool
It’s part of our mission.
Freddie Mac was chartered in 1970 to help keep the economy stable and expand access to housing. By creating accessible education that helps you understand credit and how to manage your money, we’re doing more than helping you achieve your financial goals. We’re helping you support the economy in your community—where you live, work and spend your money.
The work we’ve done
We worked with communities across the country—from historically black colleges and universities to Hispanic and Asian leaders and housing professionals—to create accessible education that works for real people like you, on your terms. See how our growing community partnerships have helped CreditSmart evolve.
More ways to learn
Freddie Mac rolls out CreditSmart Essentials in Spanish.
CreditSmart hits the road
Freddie Mac takes CreditSmart on a roadshow, presenting the suite to industry partners, nonprofit organizations, and other professional groups.
Getting CreditSmart, on your terms
New name, comprehensive education
CreditSmart® Steps to Homeownership relaunched as CreditSmart® Homebuyer U.
More inclusive content
Freddie Mac develops its Instructor Training webinar series in Español.
Salute to our military
Freddie Mac introduces the CreditSmart Military Module.
A decade of CreditSmart
Something for instructors
Freddie Mac develops its Instructor Training webinar series.
New year, new content
Freddie Mac announces the following collaborating organizations to help plan and develop CreditSmart Asian:
Broadening our reach
Thirty organizations and 500 Freddie Mac designated trainers teach CreditSmart workshops to 23,000 consumers at 400 sites.
Freddie Mac creates and launches CreditSmart Español in collaboration with the following organizations:
CreditSmart is born
CreditSmart officially launches on July 26, 2001.
Testing the waters
The first partners
Freddie Mac announces the following collaborating organizations to help create a financial education curriculum:
Where it all started
Freddie Mac creates a new financial education initiative.