What does it take to become financially savvy? Homework! Yes, we must all gain a better understanding of our finances. For some, the journey has already begun. For others, it is a brand-new world. No matter your level of awareness, the Office of Student Financial Services provides tools to help you understand your finances.
Your short-term goal may simply be to understand your student loans. However, financial literacy consists of everything from controlling credit card debt and establishing a monthly budget to planning for the future. The links provided on this webpage provide information on these important topics.
Your Financial Literacy Library
Building the Foundation for Your Financial Future
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
360 Degrees is a national volunteer effort of the nation's Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. It focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor-from children learning about the value of money to adults reaching a secure retirement.
American Savings Education Council
The Emmy and Telly award-winning Choose to Save® national public education and outreach program is dedicated to raising awareness about the need to plan and save for long-term personal financial security. This site is co-sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute www.ebri.org and the American Savings Education Council www.choosetosave.org/asec.
Bankrate.com provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees. In addition to rate data, Bankrate publishes original and objective personal finance stories to help consumers make informed financial decisions.
CNN's Money 101
A step by step guide to gaining control over your financial life.
Get Rich Slowly
Get Rich Slowly was recently named the most inspired financial blog by Money magazine and is devoted to personal finance. The author shares stories about debt elimination, saving money, and practical investing. Readers will also find links to personal finance tools, articles, book reviews, and software.
The U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission is dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.
Practical Money Skills for Life
To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program.
Reviews.com is a website that displays results from thousands of hours of research and analysis on products and services across dozens of different verticals. The Finance Reviewssection will allow you to read reviews, expert Q & A, and comparisons on credit cards, credit reports, identity theft protection services and more.
Smart About Money
Get quick tips on budgeting, reducing debt, and setting financial goals. The site is sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®), 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.