Other Helpful Resources
Agencies and Organizations
Supported by U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission US Department of Treasury, this is a federal government website that provide various governmental resources on personal finance. Free teaching resources for teachers at different levels and parents covering topics such as budgeting, taxes, retirement benefits, investment, and military families.
FTC Federal Trade Commission
The FTC site covers topics such as consumer complaint, credit & loans, debt collection, Do Not Call registry, free credit reports, identity theft, internet fraud & safety, money matters, and privacy & data security.
New Mexico Attorney General
USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The USDA organization aims at improving household's health, social, environmental, and financial well-beings.
A national Extension site, eXtension designed to collaborate efforts among professionals in different universities / agencies. Its site on personal finance covers hot topics including consumer credit, estate planning, health finance, and retirement planning. You may leave questions for experts to answer!
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
A national foundation wholly dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans, NEFE provides financial education programs to different age groups, which include High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP), Smart About Money, Cash Course, Decumulation, and Spendster.
Federal Citizen Information Center
Publications USA Gov has topics that include money, health housing, food, small business, education, and education. Available in Spanish. Consumer Action Handbook plus complaint procedures are available here as well.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine gathers health resources, which are presented in different languages, e.g. Spanish, Arabic, Cambodian / Khmer, Russian.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The HUD website provides information on buying a home, avoiding foreclosure, obtaining rental assistance, finding a housing counselor, energy efficiency, and filing a fair housing discrimination complaint. Information is available in Spanish.
A program under HUD, the Health Homes site, has information on ways to make your house a safe place to live. Information is available in Spanish.
Various sites for coupons, discounts, free trials, etc.: Pricegrabber.com, Yahoo's shopping, coupons.com, smartsource.com, retailmenot.com, keycode.com, coupondivas.com, reuseitnetwork.org, freesharing.org, spoofee.com, heyitsfree.net, mysavings.com, sharingisgiving.org.
Financial education curriculum may be found within Invest Native Project, as well as resources available for trainers and tribal leaders.
It's My Life - Money
PBS's interactive site on money - teen-proof!
A financial education plan towards independent living, for teachers and students, can be found at Consumer Jungle.
New Mexico Kids
NM Kids include children-related resources such as childcare providers, parenting, and child safety.
Cyberbully411: The definition, regulations, solutions, actions, stories, depression. etc.
NEFE's program focusing on financial and wealth preparation in dealing with Preparing for Natural Disasters.
New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department
Resources from NM Aging include elderly-focused consumer issues, aging protective services, other resourceful links, and Indian elder affairs.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Adult Financial EducationFor adult financial educators, the tools here show our latest thinking on consumer financial behavior and effective financial education practices.
Money As You Grow
Resources For Parents and CaregiversActivities and conversation starters to help your children develop money skills, habits, and attitudes that can serve them well as adults.
Money As You Grow (Ages 3-5) Early Childhood
Money As You Grow (Ages 6-12) Middle Childhood
Money As You Grow (Ages 13-21) Teens and young adults
MoneyGeekFree financial tools, calculators, and resources to simplify choices for your money and your future
MakingCentsImprove finances, manage credit and debt, buy a car, buy a home, pay for college
Improve FinancesUnderstanding credit, budget basics, borrowing money, paying down debt.
Manging Credit and Credit CardsHow credit cards work, getting a credit card, managing credit cards, debt management, protect yourself from fraud.
Buying A CarHow much can I afford?, choosing your car, making the deal, securing a loan, car ownership essentials.
Buying A Home Is buying right for you, the cost of home ownership, the home buying process, understanding mortgages, home ownership essentials.
Paying for CollegeAffording college, saving for college, understanding student loans, getting a loan, graduate from debt.
MyMoneyCoachLearn how to save money and make smart financial choices.
Student Loan Consolidation GuideGives borrowers a useful resource that empowers them to choose if student loan consolidation is right for them and which type may best suit their needs.
Keeping Track of SpendingWhy it is important to keep track your spending!
BIG Student Loan DebtSteps to Deal With Massive Student Loan Debt.
ComparitechProtect yourself from identity theft
Financial CalculatorsMortgage, loan, retirement, auto, credit cards, life insurance, savings... These are great websites to calculate almost anything about personal finances.
- Credit Card Calculator - Cost of paying the minimum
- Auto Calculator - True cost of car purchase
Good CalculatorsFree Online Calculators
Money and College
Affordable Colleges OnlineFor more information about "How to Budget, Save and Spend Wisely in School."
Cash CourseAnother NEFE's personal finance course, but this one is geared towards college students. Free too!