Financial Education


Community Action Partnership

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

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:


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:; 1-877-322-8228.

Credit Reporting Agencies

Equifax:; 1-800-685-1111

Experian:; 1-888-397-3742

Trans Union Corporation:; 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:; 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:; 1-202-296-2040.


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:; 1-202-387-6121.

Insurance Information Institute

Find out what insurance is, what it does, and how it works:

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

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

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

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

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


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: Sharing/401k Council of America Provides information on defined contribution plans to the general public:; 312-419-1863.