Recommended Links For Financial Literacy
Submitted by Adult Services Department Staff, Lorain Public Library System
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. Information on this portal site is collected from over 20 different federal government agencies. Some information is also available in Spanish.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
Adults and teens can use this site to learn how to make sound personal financial decisions for every stage of life. Financial information for specific groups of individuals, such as small business owners, members of the military and individuals in financial crisis is available. From the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/moneymatters/espanol/index.html (Spanish-language version)
Information in straightforward terms about issues related to money management. From the Federal Trade Commission.
Consumer Credit & Loans (Federal Law)
Links to information about federal laws on consumer credit, debt collection, identity theft and consumer-related banking law.
Money Matters: Your Home
Information for consumers on how to manage issues with paying home mortgages. Includes information about reverse mortgages and foreclosure rescue scams. From the Federal Trade Commission.
Save the Dream Ohio
Official Ohio government foreclosure prevention effort.
Student Loan Borrower Assistance (National Consumer Law Center)
This site is for people who already have student loans and want to know more about their options and rights. Links to news about current issues relating to student loans.
Consumer Fraud & Scams
Information on how to protect yourself from being defrauded or "scammed" out of your money.
Frequently-updated list of current money scams by category, including banking scams, Ponzi schemes and tax scams.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Inc.
This nonprofit financial counseling organization provides an online financial assessment tool, consumer tips, and credit, housing and bankruptcy counseling.