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18 Financial Literacy Websites that aren’t Blogs

Posted by idawrites on April 15, 2009 in Children, education, Finance, Money |

When you’re selling a house, the realtor will tell you to move all of your personal stuff, (knick-knacks, photos, and general clutter) into a storage unit so that perspective buyers can see THEIR stuff in your house. It makes sense. After all, it’s harder to envision how your things fit when the house is so full of the seller’s stuff. Lately, I’ve been finding the same perspective while reading personal finance blogs. I’m seeing too much clutter in their stories to apply their lessons to my own life.

So, today I decided not to read the 20th article about how to use a credit card effectively (or how EVYL they are), I decided to go wandering for some less personalized perspectives. Maybe you’d like to get a de-cluttered set of financial resources too… you know… so you can see how it applies to your life, instead of trying to make room in the existing story for your own details.

Great general purpose personal finance education websites:
• MyMoney.gov – U.S. Financial Literacy & Education Commission
• Resource List – Institute for Financial Literacy
• Choose To Save – Employee Benefit Research Institute
• Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy – Georgia Council on Economic Education
• Money Smart Financial Education Program – FDIC
• Office of Financial Education – U.S. Treasury
• Personal Finance Education – Federal Reserve Consumer Help
• National Endowment for Financial Education

Three websites provided by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants:
• Life Crisis Center
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
• Feedthepig.org

Childhood Financial Literacy:
• Jump$tart Financial Smarts for Students – Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
• Student/Parent Resources Financial Literacy – Utah State Office of Education
• Youth Education ~ Fun & Games Site – U.S. Department of Treasury
Where does your money go? – PBS
• Money Talks – University of California Cooperative Extension
• Young Money Magazine
• Federal Reserve Kids Page – Federal Reserve

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