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Websites

American Institute of CPAs has a free program to help Americans understand their personal finances through various stages of life. 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.
https://www.annualcreditreport.com

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.
http://www.consumerfinance.gov

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

FiftyNifty Econ Flash Cards (and other games) are provided by the Federal Reserve.
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.
http://studentaid.ed.gov

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.
http://www.irs.gov

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

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.
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.
http://www.moneyasyougrow.org

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

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.
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college

FINRA Investor Education Foundation has special sections with tools and information for helping military service members achieve their financial goals. This unbiased resource is dedicated to helping people manage their finances safely and appropriately by helping ALL investors avoid investment fraud.
http://www.saveandinvest.org