Financial Education

General

Community Action Partnership

Provides practical information on money management; topics include turning dreams into goals, employment ABCs, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), and housing options: www.ManagingMyMoney.com/.

Smart About Money

A site dedicated to your financial well-being as you move through a variety of life events and make financial decisions in each one: www.SmartAboutMoney.org.

Credit

AnnualCreditReport.com

The official site representing the three credit reporting agencies—Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian—where consumers go to get their free credit report once every 12 months: www.AnnualCreditReport.com; 1-877-322-8228.

Credit Reporting Agencies

Equifax: www.equifax.com; 1-800-685-1111

Experian: www.experian.com; 1-888-397-3742

Trans Union Corporation: www.transunion.com; 1-800-916-8800

National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

An organization of credit counselors located across the country prepared to help you reduce and manage your debt: www.nfcc.org; 1-800-388-2272.

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)

Real Economic Impact

A vision of the National Disability Institute, this organization is committed to helping Americans with disabilities improve their financial well-being: www.RealEconomicImpact.org; 1-202-296-2040.

Insurance

Consumer Federation of America

Access to actuarial experts who can tell you whether information contained in an insurance policy is adequate for good decision-making: www.ConsumerFed.org; 1-202-387-6121.

Insurance Information Institute

Find out what insurance is, what it does, and how it works: www.iii.org.

LifeHappens.org

A Web site of the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education, provides insurance basics for life, disability, long-term, and health insurance: www.LifeHappens.org

LongTermCare.gov

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Web site that provides information on long-term care insurance options, coverage, and benefit choices: www.LongTermCare.gov

StateHealthFacts.org

Find out if your state offers high-risk insurance pools that subsidized monthly insurance premiums (this program remains effective until 2014): www.StateHealthFacts.org; search on “high risk pool eligibility”. 

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Evaluates and accredits health care programs: www.NCQA.org; 1-202-955-3500.

Retirement

My Retirement Paycheck

A site devoted to helping you make wise decisions about your retirement and making the most of the retirement resources you do have: www.MyRetirementPaycheck.org.Profit Sharing/401k Council of America Provides information on defined contribution plans to the general public: www.401k.org/; 312-419-1863.

 

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