For more information on effective money management and financial fitness, consider the books and web sites listed below.
Pay It Down
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealth
How To Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt and Live Prosperously
Credit Card Debt: Reduce Your Financial Burden in Three Easy Steps
Slash Your Debt – Save Money and Secure Your Future/
Helpful WebsitesMapping Your Money
This site provides 12 steps to financial fitness and tips for creating budgets and establishing savings. It also features a savings calculator and test to help you gauge your current financial situation.
This is the home site for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national non-profit network of 1,450 member agencies designed to provide assistance to people dealing with stressful financial situations. The site provides links and information for financial counseling, debt planner tools, and other helpful websites.
This U.S. government website is dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. This site provides tips, tools and resources organized by where you are in life (“Life Events”), who you are (“My Resources”) and by specific hands-on tools (“Tools”).
Visit the Consumer Protection section of this site for resources provided by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) to educate consumers, revitalize communities and promote compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending laws.