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Financial Resources

If after all this great info from BucktheNorm.com you still have questions or want to do some more investigating here is a list of some other very helpful sources. If you find a source that you think is helpful or would be beneficial to others email us at buckthenorm@gmail.com or email a correspondent.

These might be useful:

  • www.debtinfocus.com – This free and anonymous service will help bring your debt into focus. After answering a few questions about your income and current debts, a simple financial analysis will provide a wealth of information – debt to income ratios, debt payment schedules, and suggested personal action strategies to help keep your finances moving forward.
  • www.360financialliteracy.org – Consumers can find information to help them make sound financial decisions at every step of their lives, from childhood to retirement. AICPA is the host / sponsor of this site.
  • www.militarysaves.org – Military Saves is a social marketing campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings.
  • www.balancepro.net/education/index.html – These educational tools (Publications, Calculators, Resources) are designed to assist you in mastering your money – no matter how much you have or what stage of life you’re in.
  • www.choosetosave.org – A site completely devoted to financial education. Articles and calculators for thinking about many money-related situations
  • hffo.cuna.org – Articles / calculators on topics like: auto, credit, housing, small biz, saving, investing, and insurance.
  • www.feedthepig.org – Benjamin Bankes is the star spokes-pig of a new national public service campaign from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and The Advertising Council. The goal of the campaign is to encourage the 40 million Americans age 25 to 34 to take control of their personal finances.
  • www.jumpstartcoalition.org – First convened in December, 1995, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy determined that the average student who graduates from high school lacks basic skills in the management of personal financial affairs. Many are unable to balance a checkbook and most simply have no insight into the basic survival principles involved with earning, spending, saving and investing.
  • www.mymoney.gov – U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission – Providing financial education resources for all Americans
  • www.ncee.net – A nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers. NCEE’s mission is to help students develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy.
  • www.nefe.org – Foundation dedicated to the mission of helping all Americans acquire the information and gain the skills necessary to take control of their personal finances.
  • www.npfe.org – The National Partners for Financial Empowerment (NPFE) is a growing coalition of consumer and community organizations, corporations, business organizations, federal, state and local governments, and non-profit groups dedicated to helping improve personal finance skills, including money management, saving, investing and credit in United States today.
  • www.nyib.org- The National Youth Involvement Board serves as a resource for the credit union movement. We provide a platform for sharing youth marketing materials and ideas, encourage commitment to advancing youth financial literacy, and provide an educational conference in keeping with the NYIB mission.
  • www.oklahomamoneymatters.org – Oklahoma Money Matters is a financial literacy program sponsored by the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program, a division of the Oklahoma State Regents.
  • www.econisok.org – We believe in Oklahoma’s Kids. They are our future! That’s why we promote economic and personal finance education for all Oklahomans. We believe that learning economics, entrepreneurship, decision-making, personal finance and free enterprise is critical to every child’s education.
  • www.cunapfi.org – Lots of Information about Personal Finance issues – written to the CU as the audience so that they know what they need to reach their members.
  • www.practicalmoneyskills.com – Practical Money Skills for Life, brought to you by Visa, offers free financial literacy lessons, resources, games & calculators.
  • www.balancetrack.org/partners/tinkerfcu – These 10 education modules will guide you through the core aspects of personal financial management. By completing these courses, you are moving toward financial success!
  • www.econedlink.org – A premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.
  • www.myfico.com/CreditEducation – They do try to do a lot of selling on this site but just go directly to the Educational tab for the good stuff. They have a forum where folks can talk to one another too.
  • www.annualcreditreport.com – This is THE place for the FREE report promised by the F.A.C.T Act of 2005. This is THE site that allows you to request a free credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
  • www.Entrepreneur.com – Online and print small business publication. Information to help start, grow or manage a small business.
  • www.sba.gov – Newsroom, Services, Small Business Planner, SBA Programs, E-Newaletters, Administrator, Local Resources.
  • www.ftc.gov – The FTC site includes news and alerts, consumer protection, identity theft, and anti-trust information.
  • www.balancepro.net/homeownership – A first home is the single most exciting purchase many people make in their lifetime. It is also, in the majority of cases, a wise personal and financial decision.
  • www.balancepro.net – There are many reasons homeowners face difficulty in making mortgage payments: unexpected expenses, loss of overtime, unemployment, overspending, illness/injury, disability, death, marriage, childrearing, divorce, education, and relocation.
  • www.zillow.com – Offers residential property valuations based on tax assessments, guide for buyers and sellers, and listings of homes for sale.
  • www.balancepro.net/idtheft – There are preventative measures you can take to substantially reduce the chance of identity theft occurring, as well as steps to recover from any damage if you are a victim.
  • www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft – Detour, Detect, Defend against Id Theft.
  • www.insure.com – Get car insurance quotes, auto insurance quotes,car crash safety ratings, term life insurance quotes, insurance company ratings, home insurance quotes, etc.
  • www.insweb.com – Shopping for insurance is quick and easy with InsWeb. Compare car insurance rates in minutes from insurance companies and insurance agents.
  • www.bankrate.com – Provides cd rates, mortgage loan rate quotes for home loans, mortgages, home equity loan, auto loans, and the best credit cards.
  • www.investopedia.com – Source For Investing Education. Includes the most comprehensive investing dictionary on the web as well as articles and tutorials
  • www.moneycentral.msn.com -The comprehensive source for your money and personal finance needs. Read business news, get stock quotes, research investments, etc…
  • www.fool.com – The Motley Fool provides premium investing advice and market-beating stock research whether you have $250 to invest or tens of thousands of dollars.
  • www.finance.yahoo.com – Free stock quotes, up to date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, message boards, and mortgage rates
  • www.specializedinvestmentservices.org – Articles, Newsletters, Calculators, Seminars, education, etc.
  • www.kiplinger.com – Trusted personal finance advice, business forecasting, investing advice, and financial management tools.
  • 1 888 567 8688 (1888 5 OPT OUT) – Privacy Opt out of PreApproved Credit Card Offers – saves trees and reduces opportunity for identity theft.
  • www.usafunds.org/about_usa_funds/student_loan_program/FFELP – The FFELP is a public-private partnership created by Congress in 1965 to deliver and administer guaranteed education loans for students and their parents. The program has provided more than $567 billion in low-cost loans to tens of millions of students and parents.
  • www.ogslp.org – Information for Students and Parents. The Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program (OGSLP) is a guarantor for the Federal Family Education Loan Program.
  • www.kbb.com – Kelley Blue Book is the trusted resource for new car prices, used car prices, blue book values, car reviews, used car pricing, new cars prices.
  • www.creditscore.net – Have you made some past mistakes that have hurt your credit score? This site offers solid advice on ways to repair it. Get tips on everything from knowing your rights to where you can get extra help with credit counseling. Good stuff.
  • National Credit Union Administration
  • Equal Housing Opportunity

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