Managing Money

Do you have financial goals for yourself and your family?  Having a goal is the first step toward making your dreams a reality.  But in order to get there you need to know where you are right now, and then you can make an accurate savings and spending plan that is right for you.  Following are tools and resources to help you take control of your money and achieve your dreams:


Staying Afloat, Managing Your Finances in a Changing Economy

  • Are you a do-it-yourselfer? This on-line tool helps you track, save, and manage your finances for free.

Money Strands

  • Available in Spanish and supports banks worldwide as well as 44 currencies.


  • Easy online money management
  • See reviews of many more for iPhone or Android systems.

Your Money, Your Goals for People with Disabilities

  • A companion guide to the CFPB's "Your Money, Your Goals" financial empowerment toolkit that’s based on the idea that everyone has a right to control their own money and make their own financial decisions, including people with disabilities.

General Money Management Resources

 Choosing a Bank

  • The nonprofit Massachusetts Community & Banking Council hosts a consumer-friendly site for picking an affordable bank account that is right for you. Find affordable financial services near you!

My Credit Union

  • This site is made in collaboration with Office of Consumer Protection, the National Credit Union Administration’s office. is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, resolving member complaints and promoting financial literacy.

United Way For Greater Austin--Financial Toolkit

  • The United Way of Greater Austin created this financial toolkit for residents to get good and reliable resources and information on the following topics: Cash From Checks, Borrowing, Paying Back and Filing Taxes.

The Financial Clinic

  • The Financial Clinic (“the Clinic”) builds working poor families and individuals’ financial security by addressing their immediate financial challenges and helping them create trajectories for long term goals and financial mobility.


  • SaveUp is a revolutionary free rewards program to help people save money and get out of debt.

Wise Bread

  • A resource site on all types of frugal living options. You can learn about how to manage your finances, find a job, and free or cheap things to do for fun.


  • A product of the US Financial Literacy and Education commission, this site is a resource for all things financial - credit, homeownership, banking, retirement, savings, and more.

Money's Best Friend

  • A great resource for everything financial. Get information and tools for everything from insurance to credit to budgeting and more!

Find a Better Bank

  • Are you confused about all the banking options? This organization keeps up with the latest offers so you can search for the best one for you in your area.

Citi Office of Financial Capability

  • This site, organized by Citigroup, provides links and resources on credit, insurance, retirement, investing, identity theft, and more.


  • Wi$eUp is a program designed for Generation X & Y women, by the US Dept of Labor's Women's Bureau. Its goals are to promote financial security through online education and to encourage responsible saving habits for future retirement.
  • Free financial tools, calculators, and resources to simplify choices for your money and your future

Coupon Chief

  • 10 Top Ways Students Can Have More Money This School Year

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