for Financial and Economic Education
Building Economic Security
Achieving Financial Goals
Links to Other Financial Education Resources
- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation offers a range of
educational materials on topics such as consumer protection,
loans and mortgages, and banking. The site offers “Money Smart,”
a financial education curriculum for adults.
- The Financial Literacy and Education Commission is a
coalition of U.S. government agencies involved in providing
financial education for adults and children. The site
“MyMoney.gov” provides comprehensive resources on topics such as
budgeting, credit and financial planning. The site is also
available in Spanish.
- The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas offers a site called
“Building Wealth” an educational resource targeted to adults,
young people, and families, including lessons on saving,
investing, and credit.
- The Jump$tart Coalition is a nonprofit advocacy organization
that promotes financial education and develops best practices
for the teaching of personal finance topics to high school
Banking and Money
- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is the U.S.
government agency responsible for regulating national banks.
The site is a good source for banking and consumer information.
- Bankrate is a handy online tool that consumers can use to
access all types of current data about banking products, from
savings accounts to credit cards to mortgages. The site provides
various calculator tools to help consumers determine the cost of
borrowing, as well as interest rates available for savings
accounts and Certificates of Deposit.
- The National Endowment for Financial Education www.nefe.org
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting
financial education. Their site includes a resource center,
“Smart About Money,” that offers courses and materials from
various sources, including financial institutions and other
- The Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov) is
responsible for regulating the securities industry in the U.S.
The SEC’s site provides extensive information about investing
topics and also offers a guide for investors: “Get the Facts:
The SEC’s Roadmap to Saving and Investing.”
- Morningstar is a source for extensive data and current price
information about all types of investments, including stocks,
bonds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds. Membership is
required for some types of information, but the Personal Finance
page is free and contains financial news and advice.
Mortgage and Housing Finance
- The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s personal
finance site called “My Money, My Home, My Future” contains
information on home ownership and building financial security.
The site has extensive information on housing issues, mortgages,
foreclosure prevention, and sources of assistance for
- The State of New York Banking Department site offers
consumer guides and information on banking, mortgages and
credit. It also provides guidance and resources to homeowners
- The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act requires each of the
nationwide consumer reporting companies – Equifax, Experian, and
TransUnion – to provide consumers with a free copy of their
credit report once a year, upon request. The website
http://www.annualcreditreport.com is the only source that is
authorized to provide the report free of charge.
- myFICO provides online tools to access your credit score.
The site contains a Credit Education Center with information
about obtaining credit and maintaining a good credit score.
- The National Foundation for Credit Counseling is the largest
national nonprofit credit counseling network in the U.S.
The NFCC website provides information about the more than 100
Member agencies and more than 900 offices in communities
throughout the country, which provide credit counseling. The
site helps consumers find certified credit counselors in their