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Guide to Financial Literacy and
Education Resources

The information shown on this site, and contained within the printable materials, is designed to provide you with information and resources to help you better understand events and choices that impact your personal finances. The information does not identify every resource or informational site available; it does provide a variety of resources to help you develop your financial literacy skills and knowledge.

Note: some resources may contain additional links to more resources; some resources are free while others may require payment for materials or services provided. The Office of Consumer Credit does not endorse or specifically recommend one resource over another.


 

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General Information Youth Resources College Savings
Resources for Seniors Miscellaneous Resources

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General Information
InformationThe websites shown below provide general information, education, and resources.
Finding Help in Texas

www.211.org
Dial 2-1-1 or toll-free at 1-877-541-7905
TTY Access: 1-877-833-4211

Access by phone or internet to information from over 60,000 state and local health and humans services programs.
360 Financial Literacy Free Resources to help understand personal finances through life stages.
AgriLife Extension Resources on eating healthy, managing money, economic security and environmental stewardship.
Dallas Federal Reserve: Building Wealth Free resources on personal financial education, building wealth, payment calculators, classroom resources.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS)
www.cccs.net
1-800-249-2227
Resources for online financial calculators, information on financial seminars and webinars, and financial tips.
Cornerstone Financial Education
www.csfedu.org
1-800-336-1245
Resources for financial education, home ownership and energy efficiencies, and debt management.
Feed the Pig Tips on savings, fraud protection, and basic budgeting.
Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas (FLCCT) Free on-site financial education programs; partnered with Texas AgriLife Extension of Travis County.
My Money
www.mymoney.gov
1-888-mymoney
U.S. Government website providing resources for making smart financial choices.
Money Wise Free financial education materials and teaching aids on banking, home ownership, and teen savings.
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) Financial resources for consumers.
FDIC: Money Smart http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/index.html Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) and learning tool and curriculum; 10 interactive, independent-study learning modules for ages 13 years and over
Texas Financial Tools A listing of nonprofit and government organizations that help consumer manage finances, prepare for home ownership, purchase a home an avoid home foreclosure.

Last Updated: 02/20/2014
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Youth Resources
InformationThe websites shown below provide financial literacy
skills& resources for students, youths, and young adults
Skills 4 Living Game of Real Life: Financial skills-building program for teens.
Feed the Pig for Tweens Classroom resources introducing 9 - 11-year old students to financial decision-making.
Junior Achievement (JA) Volunteer-delivered K-12 programs providing work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
Jumpstart Financial resources for pre-K through college-age students.
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) Financial resources for young consumers.

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College Savings
InformationThe websites shown below provides information
on how to develop a college-savings plan.
Texas Saves Tips on personal savings strategies.
Opportunity Texas Resources on creating jobs and college-savings plans.
Texas College
Savings Plan
Information on college savings plan and investment.

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Resources for Seniors
InformationThe websites shown below provide information
for seniors on social security and specific consumer protections.
USA.gov Resources and information on various topics focused on seniors.
Attorney General of Texas Information on businesses that target seniors.
Own Your Own Future Texas Long-term Care Partnership Information and resources for understanding and planning for long-term care.
AARP Information and resources for seniors on a variety of financial literacy topics.
Savvy Senior Information, links, and resources for seniors on a variety of financial literacy topics.

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Miscellaneous Resources
InformationThe websites shown below provide financial
literacy skills & resources for students, youths, and young adults
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Assistance with utility bills and first-time home buyer program.
USDA: Food shopping for the seasons Information on how to shop healthy and on a budget.
USDA: Eating healthy on a budget Information on how to eat healthy on a budget.
Texas Tenants Information Compilation of various sites providing information on Texas Tenants' rights and low-income Housing.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Information about VITA sites that provide tax preparation and financial literacy counseling and education for low-income populations.
Federal Trade Commission Information on identity theft.
Attorney General of Texas Information on obtaining, providing, and enforcing child support programs and activities.
Raise Texas A statewide network providing financial education activities in Texas, with a focus on low- to moderate-income families and areas.
Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) Foundation Financial Education Tools.
Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation

www.tsahc.org

Down payment assistance programs.

Last Updated: 02/20/2014
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