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MONEY MANAGEMENT

Saving Money at the Gas Pump
The Federal Trade Commission provides animated tips for saving money on gas.

Information on Saving Money and Energy at Home
The Federal Trade Commission provides tips for conserving energy and saving money at home.

Advice for Negotiating with Credit Card Companies
The Motley Fool offers step-by-step instructions on how to negotiate with your credit card company or another lender

Frugal Force
This Orlando Sentinel blog has coupons, discounts and money-saving tips.

Sound Money Tips
Read brief financial tips on cutting bills, traveling for less, banking and more.

Smart About Money
The National Endowment for Financial Education’s campaign to help people manage their money and reach their financial goals.

Most and Least Fuel Efficient Cars
This list created by the U.S. Department of Energy compares fuel efficiency and provides gas mileage tips.

Your Money Style Quiz
Take this quiz from Women’s Institute for Financial Education to discover whether you hoard, avoid or splurge.

The 20 Healthiest Foods for Under $1
This article gives advice on how to stock your kitchen with nutritious foods without draining your wallet.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC)
Offers information on banking, ID theft and homeownership.

My Money
The U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission provides financial education resources.

CAREERS

Job Satisfaction Survey
Answer questions about your level of satisfaction with different aspects of your job and receive a personalized report.

Changing Careers
Article from The Guardian about how to determine if you really want to change careers.

Résumé Writing Tips
Advice on writing résumés and cover letters from Monster.

The Wall Street Journal Career Journal
Offers job-hunting tips, articles, videos and job listings.

Career Builder
Find jobs, resources and get career advice.

Yahoo Careers
Search for jobs and read articles about advancing your career.

COLLEGE

Money Management Tips for College Grads
This article in The San Francisco Chronicle provides 10 financial tips for young people who are just graduating from college.

Avoid the Credit Card Trap
Article in The Black Collegian about how college students can avoid racking up credit card debt.

College Planning
Information about saving for college, student loans and tax breaks from SmartMoney.

FinAid
This site offers information about financial aid, college scholarships and student loans.

Paying for College
The College Board offers information and tools to help determine how to pay for college.

Freshman Finance 101
Learn money management skills for college students from 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy.

REAL ESTATE

Zillow
Free online service that provides information on homes for sale, comparable homes, historical sales, home valuation tools and more.

Nine Steps to Buying a Home
Simplify the home buying process with this step-by-step guide from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Deciding Whether You’re Ready to Buy a House
Eight questions to ask yourself to help determine whether you’re ready to be a homeowner.

Avoiding Foreclosure
Information from Freddie Mac on recognizing the warning signs of foreclosure and steps you can take to avoid losing your home.

Buying a Home
CNN Money’s “Money 101″ section has lists and tools for potential homebuyers.

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
Provides information on mortgage insurance and housing.

Trulia
Find real estate listings, maps and statistics.

The Wall Street Journal: Real Estate
Read articles and blog entries about real estate.

INVESTING

Invest Wisely
This document provides basic information to help investors make decisions and avoid possible problems.

Understanding Mutual Funds (pdf)
Publication that explains mutual finds and suggests questions to ask before you invest.

Calculating Mutual Fund Fees and Expenses
An interactive tool that lets you compare mutual fund costs and assess their impact on your investment returns.

Investor’s Bill of Rights
The National Futures Association gives an overview of your rights as an investor.

Roadmap to Saving and Investing
A primer from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to get you started on the road to saving and investing wisely.

Investing News and Tools
BusinessWeek has articles, news and resources about investing.

Investing Basics
The Motley Fool offers information on finding brokers, picking investments and more.

Bloomberg
Provides financial news and data through television, radio, online and print publications.

American Stock Exchange
Offers news, charts and tools on investing.

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Offers real-time stock prices, articles and video.

The Street
Offers information about mutual funds and other investments.

Bankrate
Aggregates financial rate information from thousands of financial institutions so consumers can compare loan and bank account rates.

INSURANCE

Life Stages
This tool provides information on insurance and financial planning for different ages and situations.

Insurance 101
Basic primer to help you understand how insurance works.

Picking an Insurer
CNNMoney offers information on how to choose affordable car insurance.

Inside Tips on Picking a Health Care Broker
This article, by an insurance broker, gives hints on what to consider when looking for health insurance.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SCORE
A partner with the Small Business Administration, SCORE provides free counselors for small businesses and other entrepreneurial resources.

Business Owner’s Toolkit
This site provides information and tools on starting, running, and growing a business.

Small Business Administration
SBA provides extensive resources to help you start and grow a small business.

Online Training Courses from the Small Business Administration
Free online courses on starting a business, preparing a business plan and dozens of other topics.

Starting a Business
Entrepreneur magazine contains articles and resources on starting and running a business.

Black Enterprise
Guide to business, personal finance and investing for African Americans.

Hispanic Business
Business magazine covering news, business and finance in the Hispanic community.

CNNMoney – Small Business
Provides news, videos, and resources for small business owners.

Business Week
Magazine provides articles, podcasts and how-to information for small businesses.

MSNBC Small Business
Provides articles and tools for small businesses.

Forbes
Magazine and website provides business and financial news.

RETIREMENT

Ballpark E$timate
This worksheet helps you quickly identify approximately how much you need to save to fund a comfortable retirement.

Social Security and Preparing for Retirement
Get advice from the Social Security Administration on preparing for retirement.

Advice on Retirement Planning and Investing
Take a look at retirement articles and resources from U.S. News & World Report.

Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement
The U.S. Department of Labor provides suggestions and resources for retirement planning.

AARP: Financial Planning and Retirement
Information on pension, retirement planning and record keeping.

AARP: Money Management Program
This program offers services to help low-income, older or disabled people budget, pay bills and keep track of financial matters.

The SmartMoney 401(k) Planner
The Wall Street Journal’s “SmartMoney” magazine has articles and worksheets to help in planning for retirement.

Online Resources for Seniors
Find a wide range of websites and online tools for seniors and their caretakers.

Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration website provides information on retirement and disability.

RetireAbility Check
Use this tool, created by Nationwide, to determine if you will be ready for retirement.

ECONOMY

Budget Hero
Think through the complexities and challenges of the federal budget and the major policy issues of 2008 in this engaging and journalistically sound game.

Economic Choices ’08
Nightly Business Report provides analysis of the economy and the 2008 election.

Saving at the Supermarket
Get Rich Slowly blog offers 15 ways to save money at the grocery store.

Marketplace
The online companion to the public radio show has podcasts of the show, blogs and tools.

FOR KIDS

Kids and Money
The Wall Street Journal’s “Market Watch” has information on teaching kids of all ages about money and finance.

Teaching Kids about Money
This site offers lessons, articles and polls on kids and money.

Money 101: Kids and Money
CNNMoney provides the top things to know about teaching kids about money.

H.I.P. Pocket Change
This site from the U.S. Mint has games and cartoons for kids.

It’s My Life: Money
This PBS Kids TV show and website has information and games about saving, spending and making money.

Banking Kids
This site teaches financial literacy to preschoolers, elementary school-age kids and teenagers.

Money Games
Play games and learn money trivia from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Sense & Dollars
Play games that will test your skills in handling money in real world situations.

BLOGS & PUBLICATIONS

Black Enterprise
Guide to business, personal finance and investing for African Americans.

Hispanic Business
Business magazine covering news, business and finance in the Hispanic community.

Bloomberg
Provides financial news and data through television, radio, online and print publications.

The Washington Post – Personal Finance
Create stock market watchlists and read financial articles.

CNNMoney – Small Business
Provides news, videos, and resources for small business owners.

Business Week
Magazine provides articles, podcasts and how-to information for small businesses.

MSNBC Small Business
Provides articles and tools for small businesses.

Forbes
Magazine and website provides business and financial news.

Kiplinger
Offers personal finance and business advice.

CNBC
Provides personal finance news and advice.

The Street
Financial website offers information about mutual funds and other investments.

Wise Bread
Blog about living large on a small budget.

Frugal Force
Orlando Sentinel blog has coupons, discounts and money-saving tips.

Last modified: April 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm