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    Access Group

    The basics are covered in the Wiser Borrower online tutorial on budgeting developed by the lender Access Group, Inc
    America Saves(1)

    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. America Saves$ makes it easy.
    Annuity FYI

    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.
     Everydollar is a free online budgeting service. 
    Mint Budgeting

    Mint is a free online budgeting service with tools like apps, budgeting guides, chart and graph creators, and money tracking.
    You Can Deal with It

    YouCanDealWithIt 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

    Consumers can request a free copy of each of their three credit reports once every 12 months from Annual Credit Report, the only official site to access your free credit report
    Credit Karma Credit Karma is another site where you can check your credit score for free. 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 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, Cash Course is 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 EducationĀ® (NEFEĀ®) 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
    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). 
    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.