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    Access Group
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    The basics are covered in the Wiser Borrower online tutorial on budgeting developed by the lender Access Group, Inc. 
    America Saves
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    One of the most important things you can learn in life is how to save money. It's the first step to getting where you want to be. Anyone can do it. You just have to put your mind to it. Once you start, it gets easier and easier and before you know it, you're on your way to making your dreams a reality.
    Annuity FYI
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    A website recommended to us by one of our followers. Annuity FYI's Financial Literacy for Kids page has several budgeting guides, worksheets, and games for kids of varying ages. A great site for quick info, print-outs, and fun.
    Mint Budgeting
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    Mint.com is a free online budgeting service with tools like apps, budgeting guides, chart and graph creators, and money tracking.
    You Can Deal with It
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    YouCanDealWithIt.com provides practical and easy-to-understand advice on how to deal with common financial situations facing today's college students and recent graduates.
    Annual Credit Report
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    Consumers can request a free copy of each of their three credit reports once every 12 months from this site, the only official site to access your free credit report.
    Credit KarmaClick here  for more information  
    Debt.org Debt.org is dedicated to your financial well-being. Our mission is to arm everyone - from young adults to the recently retired - with information and tools to make sound financial decisions for a successful life.
    Bankrate.com Bankrate is the Web's leading aggregator of financial rate information, offering an unparalleled depth and breadth of rate data and financial content.
    Cash Course A partner of ours dedicated to educating students in personal finance and money management. Cash course is a product of the National Endowment for Financial Education and is free to use.
    Jump $tart Jump $tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.
    Navigating Your Financial Future Navigating Your Financial Future has a wide range of financial workshops to assist you in managing your credit, budget, career planning, financial aid, and much more.
    Smart About Money The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is 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. For more than 30 years, NEFE has been providing funding, logistical support, and personal finance expertise to develop a variety of materials and programs, such as the Smart About Money public awareness campaign and smartaboutmoney.org.
    Equifax Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. With a strong heritage of innovation and leadership, we leverage our unique data, advanced analytics and proprietary technology to enrich the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers
    Fair Credit Reporting Act The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy, fairness and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies. There are many types of consumer reporting agencies, including credit bureaus and specialty agencies (such as agencies that sell information about check writing histories, medical records, and rental history records).
    Federal Student Aid FinAid and the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid sites contain a collection of helpful information and ideas for obtaining student financial aid. For more information and the free application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA), visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/span>.
    Mapping Your Future Mapping Your Future is your free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. Our goal is to help individuals achieve life-long success by empowering students, families, and schools with web-based information and services.
    Student Finance Domain We're the student finance reference center for college finance solutions. With our help, making the complex independent financial decisions necessary to fund your collegiate experience will be much easier. 
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    Interesting Facts 

    If the money you spend in four years at a public college was a stack of pennies, it could reach more than 8.5 miles high, higher than most airplanes fly.


     84% of college students have a credit card.  50% of them have 4 or more.


    The average total debt for the Class of 2013 is $35,200.


    There the will be approximately $1,200,000,000,000 in circulation in 2013.


    $67,000,000,000 in student loans were in default in 2011.


     

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