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MyMoney.gov creates an online point of access to financial information from the 21 Federal agencies, departments and bureaus that comprise the FLEC. Users will be able to find information about how to plan for a host of life events that have financial implications, such as birth or adoption of a child, home ownership, or retirement. They can also find information targeted to their personal or professional situation (i.e., resources for teachers, service members, women, parents, youth, employers and more). The site also provides money management tools including a financial savings calculator, worksheets for establishing a household budget and a college preparation checklist, among others. The effort to make the website as helpful and useful to Americans will be ongoing, with improvements expected to continue. The site is also available in Spanish.

www.360financialliteracy.org/ 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy provided by American Institute of CPAs can help you make sound financial decisions at every stage of your life.

www.bankrate.com highlights 11 topics of personal finance that every consumer deals with — from car loans to taxes. To educate you so that you can make smart choices, they’ve created the Basics. Each basic offers a thorough discussion of the topic, a quiz at the end of each chapter so you can test your knowledge, links to Bankrate calculators, surveys and decision tools and money-saving tips.

www.practicalmoneyskills.com provides sound advice and resources for educators and individuals (personal finance).

www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/moneymatters/dealing-with-debt.shtml from the Federal Trade Commission offers helpful information for dealing with debt.

www.federalreserve.gov/creditreports answers some of the most common, and most important, questions about credit reports and credit scores.

www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/nearretirement.Html the US Department of Labor’s website, answers questions regarding retirement and retirement planning.

www.hud.gov the US Department of Labor’s website, answers questions regarding retirement and retirement planning.

www.nslds.ed.gov the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid where students can find details of their student loans, including their balances.

www.projectonstudentdebt.org is a great resource for practical information borrowers can use before and after taking out a student loan.

www.savingdinner.com offers you real food for thought! Read up on essential vitamins found in food, easy meal solutions and try out some new recipes.

www.coupons.com allows you to save on dining, events, attractions and more. Check out the daily deal, focus on coupons for select brands, or take advantage of savings at local and national stores. Plus, print and track your savings instantly all on the website.

www.consumerfinance.gov/askcfpb is the newly launched search tool that helps you find plain-language answers to your questions about credit cards, mortgages, credit scores, and more.

www.nfcc.org is a non-profit organization representing Member Agencies that provide free or low-cost individualized, confidential credit counseling in-person, by phone or online.

www.shopsleuth.com/resources/managing-your-credit a guide to managing your credit.