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    Student Aid and Loans
    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).
    Personal Finance and Budgeting
     Moneygeek  Moneygeek offers Explanations on money topics that go deep enough but don’t feel like reading a dry textbook. Step-by-step instructions and checklists. Calculators that actually tell you what’s going on with the numbers in plain English. Questions answered by industry experts. We want you to quickly figure out what’s best for your financial life, without muss or stress.  Mint is a free online budgeting service with tools like apps, budgeting guides, chart and graph creators, and money tracking.
     Scott Marsh  Scott C. Marsh is nationally recognized for his academic, professional and educational accomplishments. His workshops have inspired thousands to improve themselves financially with their unique emphasis on behaviorally efficient strategies and techniques. This insightful approach to behavioral finance has earned him local and national recognition.
     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.
     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).
    Investopedia Investopedia is the world’s leading source of financial content on the web, with more than 20 million unique visitors and 60 million page views each month. 
    Finance Education
     CashCourseLogo 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(1)  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.