Financial Resources

 

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

America Saves -- Savings tips and resources.

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 and Debt Basics -- The Better Business Bureau's credit and debt basics.

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

Credit Reports -- 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.

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

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

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.

Federal Reserve Credit Card Calculator -- will give you an estimate of how long it will take to pay off your card.

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.

Financial Decisions -- 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.

Financial Education -- The U.S. government has a website dedicated to teaching the basics of financial education. With links to information on budgeting, credit, home buying, retirement and much more.

Financial Education in Kentucky Schools -- Kentucky Council on Economic Education has resources for financial education in Kentucky Schools

Financial Literacy -- Financial Literacy Programming Resources for Librarians.

First Credit Card -- Know someone getting their first credit card? This site, aimed at teens, contains information about identity theft, scams, lost wallets and maintaining good credit.

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

Fraud and Scams -- Tips from the SEC on avoiding fraud and scams.

Investing Basics -- Information on investing and 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.

Mint.com -- allows you to simultaneously track every major bank account: checking, savings, credit cards, loans and investments and lets you break down your spending habits, tracking where each dollar goes.

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

Online calculator -- 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.

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.

 

Information updated 3/20/2013