When it comes to dealing with financial issues, it’s easy to feel like you’re on your own. We realize that when it comes to making tough decisions or dealing with financial problems, everyone has a story to tell, and many of those stories are worth sharing. That’s why today, we’re excited to share stories about navigating consumer financial markets, as told in their own words.

Your stories matter to us. They inspire and inform the work we do. They can help us spot issues in the financial markets, illustrate challenges people are having, uncover insights into the products and services you depend on, and identify and fix problems before they become major issues. The result is a better outcome for everyone – a fair financial marketplace.

This July, we’re celebrating our three year anniversary. Over these three years, consumers have shared their stories with us in the more than 400,000 complaints and Tell Your Story submissions. We’ve seen the power of consumers’ voices when people speak up, and we’re proud to share some of these stories with you.

Take a look at stories from people who are taking charge of their financial futures and share yours as well!

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau