Here are just a few of the resources available on this topic. Please note that this list is not all inclusive, and it does not suggest an endorsement by the Community Action Partnership or NEFE. Your local librarian is another good source of information.
66 Ways to Save Money
Source: Consumer Federation of America
Effective Strategies for Personal Money Management
Source: Center for Personal Financial Education
Getting Fiscally Fit
Making Your Paychecks Count
Source: National Urban League/NEFE
Money Management Basics
Source: Foundation for Credit Education
Your Spending, Your Savings, Your Future: A Beginner's Guide to Financial Readiness
Ernst & Youngs Personal Financial Planning Guide (5th ed., NY: John Wiley and Sons, 2004).
Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties by Beth Kobliner (3rd ed., Fireside, 2009).
Make the Most of Your Money Now: The Classic Bestseller Completely Revised for the New Economy by Jane Bryant Quinn (Simon & Schuster, 2009).
A Survival Guide to Debt: How to Overcome Tough Times & Restore Your Financial Health by Mitchell Allen (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2009).
The Wall Street Journal. Guide to Starting Your Financial Life by Karen Blumenthal (Three Rivers Press, 2009).
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance by Kenneth M. Morris and Virginia B. Morris (4th ed., Fireside, 2004).
The Wealthy Barber, Updated 3rd Edition: Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent by David Chilton (Prima Publishing, 2007).
www.equifax.com (credit reports)
www.experian.com (credit reports)
www.transunion.com (credit reports)
Consumer Information Center: www.pueblo.gsa.gov/money.htm
Earned Income Tax Credit: www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96406,00.html
Federal Reserve Board Consumer Information (credit cards, overdraft protection, mortgage foreclosure): www.federalreserve.gov/consumerinfo
Internal Revenue Service: www.irs.gov
Social Security Administration: www.ssa.gov
USDA Child Nutrition: www.fns.usda.gov/cnd
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program: www.fns.usda.gov/wic
Money Management and Personal Financial Planning Resources
Smart About Money: Resource Library
Smart financial planning tips for every stage of life
Smart About Money: Economic Survival Tips
For consumers experiencing financial uncertainty resulting from a job loss, layoff, or downsizing
My Retirement Paycheck
It is dedicated to help individuals optimize their retirement paychecks by making wise decisions
High School Financial Planning Program
Designed to give high school students the knowledge they need to create a solid financial future
Alliance for Investor Education/The Investor's Clearhinghouse: www.investoreducation.org
AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons): www.aarp.org
American Savings Education Council: www.asec.org
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.: 800-487-1497; www.cfp-board.org
Financial Planning Association: 1-800-322-4237; www.fpanet.org
Financial Resources for Women and Children, Inc.: www.frwc.org
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors: 847-483-5400; www.napfa.org
National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (which provides a list of state child care administrators) 1-800-616-2242; www.nccic.org
National Endowment for Financial Education: www.nefe.org
National Foundation for Credit Counseling: 1-800-388-2227; www.nfcc.org
North American Securities Administrators Association: www.nasaa.org
Society of Financial Service Professionals: 1-610-526-2500; www.financialpro.org
Industry Trade Associations
Investment Company Institute (mutual funds): www.ici.org
National Association of Investors Corporation: www.better-investing.org
Managing Your Money: Resources