Learning Resources

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a website produced by American Institute of CPAs. It’s a free program to help Americans understand their personal finances through various stages of life.
Link: http://www.360financialliteracy.org/

AnnualCreditReport.com is the ONLY source for free credit reports authorized by federal law. Consumers can receive their credit reports from Experian, Equifax and TransUnion free every 12 months.
Link: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/

Ask Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Ask CFPB) is an interactive question-and-answer database to help consumers find answers to questions about money products and services.
Link: http://www.Consumerfinance.gov/askcfpb  

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC): Money as you Grow Book List

This list was developed in May 2012 by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, in support of the Money as You Grow website, developed by the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability which provides essential and age-appropriate financial lessons that kids need to know.
Link: http://www.ala.org/alsc/money-you-grow-book-list

Consumer Action Handbook can be ordered from Publications.USA.gov. Find consumer contacts at hundreds of companies and trade associations, local, state, and federal government agencies, national consumer organizations, and more.
Link: http://publications.usa.gov/USAPubs.php?PubID=5131

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website contains the information you need to better understand financial products and services. If you have an issue with a consumer financial product, you can submit a complaint, and the CFPB will forward it to the appropriate company and work to get a response for you.
Link: http://www.consumerfinance.gov

Land-Grant Universities provide personal finance information highlighted by the NIFA Cooperative Extension System. This is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America.
Link: http://www.Extension.org/personal_finance

Federal Reserve Banks in specific cities provide financial literacy education resources including creative games, publications, and other activities. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago covers Michigan.
Link: http://www.chicagofed.org/webpages/education/index.cfm

Federal Reserve Education site provides lesson plans, classroom activities, publications, games as well as financial information for the general public including credit, banking, personal finance, and consumer protection.
Link: http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/

FiftyNifty Econ Flash Cards (and other games) from the Federal Reserve.
Link: http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/resources/fiftynifty/

Federal Student Aid from the Department of Education is your starting point to learn about qualifying and applying for federal student aid.
Link: http://studentaid.ed.gov/

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. Get investor alerts, check the background of brokers or submit complaints about brokers.
Link: http://www.finra.org/

Institute for Financial Literacy is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. Founded in 2002, the Institute accomplishes its mission by working with organizations to incorporate financial education into their existing services.
Link: https://financiallit.org/

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for information, forms, instructions and answers about your federal income taxes. Highlights include links to FreeFile free tax software and the IRS withholding calculator.
Link: http://www.irs.gov/

Investor.gov brought to you by the Securities & Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Investor.gov is your online resource to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud.
Link: http://investor.gov/

Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance was founded by five non-profit organizations (Council for Economic Education, Jump$tart, Junior Achievement, NEFE, and the Take Charge America

Institute at the University of Arizona), with contributions from three federal agencies (FDIC, the U.S. Treasury Dept. and the U.S. Department of Ed.) the J$TTA developed a training model, intended for use with teachers. It can be easily adapted to other professions.
Link: http://www.jumpstart.org/home.html

Military OneSource is a one-stop resource for military service members and their families. Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childcare, and much more.
Link: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/

Money As You Grow: 20 Things Kids Need to Know to Live Financially Smart Lives Money as You Grow was recommended as an initiative of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. This website instructs parents and educators on what money information children should know as they grow from preschool through college.
Link: http://www.moneyasyougrow.org/

Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media.
Link: http://www.moneysmartweek.org/

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
Link: http://www.mymoney.gov/

National Endowment for Financial Education a nonprofit organization has developed Financial Workshop Kits, which have been used by many nonprofit organizations to put on financial literacy programs.
Link: http://www.financialworkshopkits.org/

Paying for College was developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in cooperation with the Department of Education, this site helps you learn how to prepare and pay for college.
Link: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/

Publications.USA.gov provides better navigation; search; shopping experience; and now some of your favorite publications in popular e-reader formats. The site provides links to free materials and resources from across the federal government. It employs social media channels to keep you informed of new publications.
Link: http://www.publications.usa.gov/

SaveAndInvest.org, a project of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, is a free, unbiased resource dedicated to helping people manage their finances safely and appropriately. The website has special sections with tools and information for helping military service members achieve their financial goals and for helping investors avoid investment fraud.
Link: http://www.saveandinvest.org/