Free Government Personal Finance Resources

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April has been designated National Financial Literacy Month.  The purpose of National Financial Literacy Month is to urge Americans to work on improving their personal finances and financial literacy.  There are some great free resources that are available through different government agencies on a variety of different personal finance topics.  Here is a brief overview of one of the free resources that are available to anyone that is looking to improve their financial literacy or is seeking information on specific financial topics. 

MyMoney.gov     http://www.mymoney.gov/

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.  Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions.  Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 Federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices.

Resources:

There are a myriad of resources on MyMoney.gov.  Here is a brief overview of some of the primary topics on the main page of the site.  You can visit  http://www.mymoney.gov/      and click on any of the primary topics to reveal additional resources and links to more specific articles for each primary topic.

Spending Plans

Managing Debt & Credit

Planning for Retirement

Getting a Loan

Getting Insured

Knowing Your Consumer Rights

Scams & Fraud

Tools – Calculators, Budgets & Worksheets

MyMoney.gov is a very helpful site that contains a lot of informative articles, resources and specific information to help you improve your knowledge in a variety of topics.  It is a great starting point for anyone at any age to work on improving their finances.

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