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.

Booklets

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



Books

Ernst & Young’s 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).


Credit-related Sites

www.equifax.com (credit reports)

www.experian.com (credit reports)

www.transunion.com (credit reports)


Government Agencies

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


Nonprofit Organizations

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


Investor Organizations

National Association of Investors Corporation: www.better-investing.org

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