Financial Literacy Web Resources

This is a comprehensive list of popular web resources that includes: Financial literacy, budgeting, budgeting worksheets, all aspects of credit, taxes, insurance, investing, debt management, retirement, mortgages, loan calculators, repayment schedules and information on different repayment programs, saving, consumer debt and school debt.

These links are provided to you to help you in your search for answers to debt management and ways to help with your financial future and goals.

This page will be up-dated frequently to bring you the most current and accurate information that is available, so please visit this page often.

www.annualcreditreport.com
Official site created by the three national credit reporting agencies for consumers to request free annual credit reports.

www.westernu.edu/financial-credit
How credit affects student loans, credit bureaus

https://www.aamc.org/
Careers in medicine (cim) is a career planning program.

 www.AAMC.org/FIRST
FIRST is designed to help members of the academic medicine community navigate the complexities of financial aid, student debt, and money management.

www.bankrate.com
Provides rates and information on a plethora of financial topics – such as, budgeting, credit cards, mortgages, retirement, home equity, insurance, investing, taxes, debt management.

www.bankrate.com/brm/news/Financial_literacy/Financial_Literacy_toc_a1.asp
Bankrates Guide to Financial Literacy to help you build a strong financial foundation – Includes 18 personal financial topics essential for financial success.

www.bankrate.com/brm/rate/calc_home.asp
Bankrate.com calculators for mortgage, auto, credit cards, investments, retirement, personal finance, savings, and tax topics.

www.choosetosave.org
American Savings Education Council web site with calculators, strategies, and tips on saving.

http://about.collegeboard.org/ 
The College Board.

www.creditscoring.com/average/index.htm
The Credit Scoring Site.

www.ftc.gov/bcp/consumer.shtm
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides practical information on a variety of consumer topics including automobiles, computers and the internet, credit and security.

www.feedthepig.org
Feed the Pig - Savings Tips.

http://www.ahadataviewer.com/#
FREE Hostpital Profile for not-for-profit - can see if a hospital would qualify for PSLF.

www.finaid.org/calculators
FinAid.org Calculators

www.fpanet.org/public/tools/financialplannerhelp.cfm
Financial Planning Association. Help in choosing a financial planner.

https://www.ecmc.org/fab/showPage.action?id=1100
Financial Awareness Basics, includes popular resources for all levels of education and for parents.

http://www.financiallitnow.org/learn/personal_finance/banking/check_it_out.shtmlFinancial
Financial Literacy Now - Learn the basics of personal finance, how to use credit cards wisely and strategies you can use to meet financial goals

http://www.360financialliteracy.org/
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

www.ibrinfo.org
This site offers information on Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Forgiveness programs.

www.irs.gov
Publication 970 provides information on all tax benefits for education.

www.irs.gov/publications/p970
IRS publications, tax benefits for education.

ttp://www.jmu.edu/finaid/wm_library/BudgetWorksheet.xls
Budget and Cash flow Forms

www.jumpstart.org
JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy site includes a clearinghouse for ordering/downloading financial literacy publications.

www.insure.com
Provides articles, facts, and tools regarding obtaining all types of insurance.

http://www.onlineloancalculator.org/resources/build-your-credit.php
Loan Calculator - How to build and maintain your credit

www.myfico.com/crediteducation
Fair Isaac and Company (FICO) credit education center provides detailed information on understanding credit and credit scoring.

www.mappingyourfuture.org/money
Mapping Your Future’s section on Manage Your Money provides useful student resources on a number of financial literacy topics.

www.mymoney.gov
U.S. Financial Literacy Education Commission web site – Providing financial educational resources.

www.myedaccount.com
Direct Loan Servicer's Web site for online management of your Direct Loans.

http://www.smartaboutmoney.org/
40 Money Tips for College Students and taking charge of your life and your money.

https://www.edfund.org/pubs_order/epub_GetPdf.cfm?documentId=I-91
Tax benefits for higher education guide

http://www.nslp.org/
National Student Loan Program (NSLP) Financial Management Tool-list of online financial literacy web sites and resources. Includes: budgeting, career planning, consolidation loans, deferments and forbearance, identity theft, interest capitalization calculator, loan status information, money management advice.

http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/ 
The National Student Loan Data Service, students can view their federal loan history, servicer information, loan amounts and interest rates.

www.nfcc.org
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), through its Consumer Credit Counseling Service member agencies, provides credit counseling, debt reduction services, and education for financial wellness.

http://mappingyourfuture.org/money/budgetcalculator.htm
On-line Budget calculator

www.optoutprescreen.com
Consumer Credit Reporting Industry web site to opt-out of pre-screened credit offers (1-888-567-8688 opt-out phone number).

http://pgpresents.com
PGPresents is an independent student loan consulting company that provides educational debt management help for medical residents, medical and other health sciences schools, and higher education groups with a commitment to helping promote responsible borrowing.

www.practicalmoneyskills.com
Practical Money Skills for Life at school, at home and at work.

www.sayplanning.com
Managing events in your life and Planning, includes information on: Home, Career, College, Relocation, Investment, Budgets, Credit, Education Investment and Financing.

https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action
Direct Loan borrower services, complete master promissory notes, entrance and exit exams, set-up you student loan account to be able to monitor, make electronic payments.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/financialliteracy.jsp
Financial Literacy – Personal Finance 101

http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/LoanForgivenessv4.pdf
Public Loan Forgiveness Information Sheet

www.studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans
Information on repayment plans for Stafford, Grad Plus, and Federal Consolidation Loans, including information on Income Based Repayment.

www.studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/servicers
Information on loan servicers including contact information.

www.studentaid.ed.gov/publicservice
Information on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

www.studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/deferment-forbearance
Information on postponing payments, including link to Graduate Felloship Deferment form.

www.wsj.com/financialplanning
Wall Street Journal Guide to financial Planning

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