Helpful Resources

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
A free effort of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.
News, tips and advice to compare best credit card deals, mortgage rates, home equity loans, CDs, car loans and money market accounts.

Budget Simple
A free, easy to use online budget for you and your family. It will help you find out where your money is going, and the best way to cut unnecessary expenses.

CARE Program
An assortment of information and helpful links regarding basic personal finance information, such as budgeting, obtaining and maintaining a good credit score and a book list.

Cash Course
The National Endowment for Financial Education ® (NEFE ®) is an independent, nonprofit foundation committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals

College Answer
Learn about the lending process, potential lenders, borrowing responsibly, exploring loan options, and repaying your loans on time.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Free confidential credit counseling for Vermont and New Hampshire residents: online or in-person.

Credit Card Act – What to Expect in 2010
The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, signed into law in 2009, helps borrowers better understand the cost of borrowing and provides more consumer protections. The majority of the new rules are effective February 2010.

EDWISE, Online Financial Planning Guide
Student loans help place the world of higher education within everyone’s reach. While they open doors to exciting careers, they also pose the challenge of financial management.  EDFUND and UCLA developed the EDWISE®  Online Financial Planning Guide in a collaborative effort to provide a useful loan management tool for students.

Feed The Pig
Feed the Pig ™, is a new component of the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy effort which aims to educate Americans about how financial issues affect their lives.

The Internet’s leading scholarship search service. Helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.

FDIC: Money Smart for Young Adults
Equipping young people in their formative years with the basics of financial education can give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to manage their finances once they enter the real world.

The custom calculators can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save and how much aid you’ll need.

Financial Awareness Counseling
Financial Awareness Counseling provides tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances.

iGrad was borne of a desire to provide young adults the opportunity to thrive financially by providing a community with intuitive tools, resources, and content to help them succeed financially.

Job Corps
A no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.

Mapping Your Future
A website whose vision is to be the leading public-service, collaborative provider of free information and services for schools, and for students and families as they consider college, financial aid, careers, and financial literacy options.

Money Smart
A financial literacy program that was developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in conjunction with select partners. Designed for students and adults with little or no banking experience, Money Smart consists of 10 online training modules covering important financial topics such as the basics of banking, successful borrowing, and credit cards.
Opportunities to Improve the Financial Capability and Financial Well-being of Postsecondary Students

National Endowment for Financial Education
NEFE is the only private, nonprofit, national foundation wholly dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans. The mission of the NEFE is to help individual Americans acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to take control of their financial destiny. NEFE’s mission is grounded in the belief that regardless of background or income level, financially informed individuals are better able to take control of their circumstances, improve their quality of life, and ensure a stable future for themselves and their families. NEFE’s activities place special emphasis on those who face financial challenges that are not being addressed by others. Among our target audiences are youth, low-income individuals and families, and people in difficult or unusual life circumstances.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or Pell grant data.

NH Banking Department
The New Hampshire Banking Department is committed to protecting the public’s interest through professional supervision of the financial services we regulate. Our vision is to be an innovative and exemplary leader in financial services regulation.

NH Jump$tart Coalition
Seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of young adults. NH Jump$tart evaluates the financial literacy of young adults; develops, disseminates, and encourages the use of standards for grades K-College; and promotes the teaching of personal finance.

PNC Financial Literacy 101
PNC’s multimedia education center will help you learn to avoid common financial problems.

PSU Financial Aid Team
Committed to assisting qualified students who are unable to meet their entire educational expenses from their own and their family’s resources. Financial Aid is awarded to students based on need or through merit scholarships for their academic or performing achievements. The three basic types of aid available are scholarships and grants, loans and work opportunities.

Red to Black
An outreach of the Texas Tech University Personal Financial Planning program that provides financial planning education. In addition to seminars and presentations, they provide confidential individual financial counseling and planning services.

SALT is a FREE program available to all PSU students that helps students and families navigate financing a higher education, successfully manage any resulting debt, and build money skills for life.

USA Funds Life Skills
USA Funds® Life Skills® gives you the tools to teach your students how to manage their finances and time, while they pursue their degrees and after graduation.
An exhaustive index of government agencies, services and activities. A great place to get tax information, register to vote, renew your driver’s license, find out about financial aid, and on and on…

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