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*MANAGING YOUR MONEY

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*Websites to help you manage your money

CashCourse CashCourse.org is your real-life guide to taking charge of your money. Their online personal finance tools help you build real-life-ready financial skills.
 

Credit Card Information

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The site with free search capability for researching credit cards; excellent information for building and managing credit.
bankrate.com
  Card Hub is a first-of-its-kind search tool that redefines the way people search, compare, and apply for credit cards. Cardhub.com (Please view their education center for helpful tips)

Credit Rating and Credit Scores

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The go-to site for ordering a free copy of your credit report from the three major credit bureaus.
annualcreditreport.com
The site for current information on how the most popular credit score (FICO) is calculated.
myfico.com

Debt Management

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The site that provides information on setting up debt repayment plans including referrals to agencies meeting National Foundation for Credit Counseling standards.
NFCC.com
   

Identity Theft

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The site where you can opt out of
pre-screened credit offers for five years or permanently.
optoutprescreen.com
The Federal Trade Commission’s official site on dealing with identity theft. This site includes information on what to do if victimized and an affidavit to be filled out in the event that your personal financial information is stolen.
www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft
The site with great information on preventing identity theft as well as some of the latest consumer advocacy issues affecting students across the country.
privacyrights.org/identity.htm
 

OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.

The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov, in partnership with the federal agencies listed below. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Money Management

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The U.S. government’s site for financial education.
mymoney.gov
A mainstream site that breaks down the basics of money management—always has new content and provides interesting articles on budgeting.
www.money.msn.com
The site for discovering how to save.
feedthepig.org
The site that helps consumers to make sound financial decisions at every life stage.
360financialliteracy.org
  Defend Your Dollars is the website of the Consumers Union Financial Services Campaign, where we support reforms to the financial marketplace to curb bad practices by banks and lenders.

Student Loans and
Financial Aid

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The site for comprehensive information on financing your education.
ecmc.org
The site for comprehensive information on financing your education.
finaid.org
The site for the U.S. Department of Education’s central database where you can look up your federal student aid information including grants and loans.
nslds.ed.gov
The official site for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also check your FAFSA status and make corrections to a processed FAFSA.
www.fafsa.ed.gov
The site for student loan facts, trends, policy issues and advocacy.
projectonstudentdebt.org
  Studentloans.com is a website run by Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation, Inc. – a non-profit service corporation which provides administrative support and management services to other non-profit student loan companies as well as other companies.
  EFSI
  Discover Student Loans is the third-largest provider of private student loans in the United States. Our loans are made by Discover Bank, a trusted financial institution for 100 years. Discover Bank offers a variety of financial products, including FDIC-insured savings accounts, credit cards, personal loans, home loans and student loans.
  Private loans at STUDENTLOAN.com for a comparison of various loans for college. Web site provided by Discover Student Loans.
General Resources for Students
The site for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
studentaid.ed.gov
The site to find colleges, learn about financial aid and use expert college planning tools.
collegeboard.org
  ON YOUR OWN - Finding your way to financial independence.
 

Get Free Tax Prep Help if you are a person who generally make $52,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

  College Accreditation Guidebook contains critical information for understanding accreditation holistically, including the benefits of accreditation, types, process, online college accreditation, outcomes, and a glossary of terms for those who are not experts in the field.
  USAJOBS "WORKING FOR AMERICA" - Federal Jobs

This brochure will help you understand some money management terms. PDF
Information provided by Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC)


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Money Saving Strategies from SallieMae - pdf

Use this calculator to determine how long it will take you to reach your financial goals.

Use this worksheet to create a budget and assess how you are doing each month compared with your budget goal.

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Piggy Bank Link to videos from Financial Aid TV

Keep a Budget - Keep track of where your money is going.

Understand the deductions on your paycheck (PDF)

Here is a Printable Brochure to help you Manage Your Records!

Savings Information and Worksheet (PDF)

MoneySavingTips.org lists dozens of tips for saving money as well as a step by step guide to reduce budgets.

Defend Your Dollars.org is the website of the Consumers Union Financial Services Campaign, where we support reforms to the financial marketplace to curb bad practices by banks and lenders.

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How to become a _(Career)_ in the United States.
You can click on an occupation to see if you have what it takes.

For information on choosing a major.
For information and videos to help you pick a career.

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Financial Calculators (Dollartimes.com)
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Home and Car Loans, Investment and Savings, Personal Finance Click here

Do you want to know how much money you could save if you stopped smoking? Click here for a calculator.

Spendster.org - Spendster is a program developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE)®, an independent, nonprofit foundation committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals.

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Protect Yourself from Online Fraud - What is "phishing?"

Identity Theft is a CRIME - protect your GOOD name.
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*IMPORTANT -Las Positas College is not affiliated with and does not endorse any of the Websites listed. This is simply a compiled list of web resources which may provide helpful information. LPC does not make any warranty regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information provided in this list. Clicking any link listed, other than the LPC's, above will transfer the user to a page not under LPC’s control.

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