Financial Resources


AARP -- offers a wealth of information with links on retirement, scams and much more.

America Saves -- Savings tips and resources. -- The really free credit report website, no signing up for monthly credit monitoring. This central site allows you to request a credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Auto calculator -- Getting ready to buy a car? An auto calculator can help you figure out your monthly payments.

Avoiding Foreclosure -- Unbiased information from HUD for homeowners facing foreclosure.

Charity Navigator -- lets you know if the charity you have chosen is legitimate and effective. Their star ratings points to the charity's overhead and financial soundness.

Credit Cards -- A consumer's guide to credit cards, from the Federal Reserve.

Credit Reports and Credit Scores -- A concise explanation of credit scores, reports and errors.

Debt Collection -- Federal Trace Commission Fair Debt Collection commonly asked questions about your rights under the Fair Collection Practices Act.

Dollars and Sense for Kids -- Kentucky Council on Economic Education has resources for financial education in Kentucky Schools

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation -- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation consumer website has resources to educate and protect consumers about banks, internet banking, loans, mortgages and fraud protection.

Feedthepig -- for tips on how to save money and feed your piggy bank.

Financial Calculators -- Sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and the American Savings Education Council, this site has links to all kinds of specialty financial calculators. Need to figure out how long it will take to pay off those credit cards, when to start saving for college? This site will help.

Get More Money Now -- The Better Business Bureau's credit and debt basics. -- Information on investing and fraud alerts from the SEC.

Home Buying -- Information from HUD and the Urban Development Department on home buying.

Kiplinger Budget Calculator -- lets you plug in your information into a worksheet and make a budget without frustration.

MoneyWi$e -- Moneywise is a site from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service that helps Kentuckians with access up-to-date information regarding financial decisions. This website will provide information, decision aids, and financial calculators directed at all aspects of everyday living. A great resource with many links.

Mortgage and Foreclosure Resources -- Resources from the Federal Reserve about foreclosures.

MyMoney -- is a government website that teaches the basics about finances. It is available in both English and Spanish.

Protect Yourself -- Tips from the Financial Industry Regulating Authority for the informed investor.

Save and Invest -- Geared toward military members, military families and investors over 55 and their finances.

Saving Tips -- Helpful tips for saving.

Setting Out On Your Own -- Know someone getting their first credit card? This site, aimed at teens, contains information about identity theft, scams, lost wallets and maintaining good credit.

Smart Investing @ your library -- Financial Literacy Programming Resources for Librarians.

Tools & Calculators -- Need an online calculator to keep up with your finances? This site gives you a variety of calculators, including one to help teach your children about saving money.



Information updated 1/23/15