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Financial Calculators and Planning

Credit & debt, financial planning, home ownership, saving & investment, retirement

CREDIT & DEBT

BankRate.com is a comprehensive personal finance with numerous resources for anyone who needs to manage their money, credit, debt, taxes, or savings. BankRate provides rate comparison opportunities, calculators, and many informational materials.

Consumer World.org is a non-commercial website offers consumers a wealth of web resources, information, news, bargains, and price comparison searching in all product sectors, including automotive, finance and banking, electronics, household, child-related, clothing, health and beauty, and more.

Federal Trade Commission provides excellent resources on financial planning, credit cards, debt management, business guidance, and consumer issues.

InvestorGuide.com has lots of resources on personal finance and investments, including educational materials on all aspects of money management (see the “University” section). Users will also find a glossary, as well as interactive tools.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services offers free credit and debt counseling as well as online financial education information for adults and children.

 

FINANCIAL PLANNING

American Savings Education Council site’s emphasis is on providing free informational materials in order to educate consumers on personal savings issues.

BankRate.com is a comprehensive personal finance site with numerous resources for anyone who needs to manage their money, credit, debt, taxes, or savings. BankRate provides rate comparison opportunities, calculators, and many informational materials.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards is the official website of the regulatory agency of financial planners. Learn what financial planning is and check on CFP licensee status.

Federal Trade Commission website provides excellent resources on financial planning, debt management, business guidance, and consumer issues.

Financial Planning Association is the official website of the regulatory agency of financial planners. Learn what financial planning is, and use the “Planner Search” feature to locate a planner and to verify his or her licensee status.

InvestorGuide.com has lots of resources on personal finance and investments, including educational materials on all aspects of money management (see the “University” section). Users will also find a glossary, as well as interactive tools.

Kiplinger provides research stocks and funds, and access information and tools on personal finance, as well as saving for retirement and college.

Pete the Planner a nationally recognized financial guru, comedian and author provides his non-biased perspective with a strong dose of humor.

 

HOME OWNERSHIP

BankRate.com is a comprehensive personal finance site with numerous resources for anyone who needs to manage their money, credit, debt, taxes, or savings. BankRate provides rate comparison opportunities, calculators, and many informational materials.

Consumer World.org is a non-commercial website offers consumers a wealth of web resources, information, news, bargains, and price comparison searching in all product sectors, including automotive, finance and banking, electronics, household, child-related, clothing, health and beauty, and more.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition is a not-for-profit borrower rights organization that seeks to “increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.” Users can access their report “America’s Best and Worst Lenders.”

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers a wealth of information in English and Spanish for anyone interested in buying a home. Includes information on important issues such as rights and responsibilities of lenders and borrowers, fair housing policies, laws governing realtor practices, government mortgage programs, and useful house hunting checklists and tools to help determine how much you can afford.

Freddie Mac a Congress–chartered company, works as a link between mortgage lenders and investors. The Freddie Mac website includes information, resources, and tools relevant to buying a home.

 

INVESTOR AWARENESS

BankRate.com is a comprehensive personal finance site with numerous resources for anyone who needs to manage their money, credit, debt, taxes, or savings. BankRate provides rate comparison opportunities, calculators, and many informational materials.

Consumer World.org is a non-commercial website offers consumers a wealth of web resources, information, news, bargains, and price comparison searching on every aspect of consumer awareness in all product sectors, including automotive, finance and banking, electronics, household, child-related, clothing, health and beauty, and more.

InvestorGuide.com has lots of resources on personal finance and investments, including educational materials on all aspects of money management (see the “University” section). Users will also find a glossary, as well as interactive tools.

Kiplingers provides research stocks and funds, and access information and tools on personal finance, as well as saving for retirement and college.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition is a not-for-profit borrower rights organization that seeks to “increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.” Users can access their report “America’s Best and Worst Lenders.”

Federal Trade Commission provides excellent resources on financial planning, credit cards, debt management, business guidance, and consumer issues.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition is a not-for-profit borrower rights organization that seeks to “increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.” Users can access their report “America’s Best and Worst Lenders.”

U.S. Postal Inspection Service offers consumer tips for avoiding and dealing with mail and other types of fraud.

 

SAVING & INVESTING

BankRate.com is a comprehensive personal finance site with numerous resources for anyone who needs to manage their money, credit, debt, taxes, or savings. BankRate provides rate comparison opportunities, calculators, and many informational materials.

Consumer World.org is a non-commercial website offers consumers a wealth of web resources, information, news, bargains, and price comparison searching in all product sectors, including automotive, finance and banking, electronics, household, child-related, clothing, health and beauty, and more.

Federal Trade Commission provides excellent resources on financial planning, credit cards, debt management, business guidance, and consumer issues.

InvestorGuide.com has lots of resources on personal finance and investments, including educational materials on all aspects of money management (see the “University” section). Users will also find a glossary as well as interactive tools.

Kiplinger provides research stocks and funds, and access information and tools on personal finance, as well as saving for retirement and college.

Wall Street Journal Sunday offers articles on financial and investment issues.

 

RETIREMENT PLANNING

AARP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose. The site includes a wide array of materials of interest to older adults and others, including materials on different types of insurance. Some materials are available in Spanish.

International Society for Retirement Planning is devoted to enhancing awareness at all stages of retirement planning. There are a number of links on this site related to retirement planning and aging.

InvestorGuide.com has lots of resources on personal finance and investments, including educational materials on all aspects of money management (see the “University” section). Users will also find a glossary as well as interactive tools.

Kiplinger provides research stocks and funds, and access information and tools on personal finance, as well as saving for retirement and college.

WISER is sponsored by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement and the National Center on Women and Aging. Fact sheets are available online that address a variety of topics as they relate to retirement, finances and women. Specific topics include pensions, Social Security, divorce, and widowhood.

Social Security Administration features publications, answers to frequently asked questions, and current information on issues affecting benefits recipients. Includes materials in 14 foreign languages, including Spanish.

SmartMoney.com Retirement offers free articles on financial and investment issues.

 

LEGAL ISSUES

American Bar Association features information on legal issues for the general public.

IRS.gov allows you to find the mailing address of the tax filing center in your area. By clicking on your state of residence, view the correct mailing address based on how you’re filing and whether or not you’re making a payment. You can also access many different tax forms.

Legal Information Institute provides overview information regarding a variety of legal issues and types of law practice

National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income, elderly individuals as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and minorities. This site offers up-to-date educational materials about the legal aspects of such topics as nursing homes, Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare.

WISER is sponsored by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement and the National Center on Women and Aging. Fact sheets are available online that address a variety of topics as they relate to retirement, finances and women. Specific topics include pensions, Social Security, divorce, and widowhood.

 

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