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:
- Nine ways to save your money, reduce your expenses, and protect your future. (PDF) Also available in:
- Haitian Creole
- Are you a do-it-yourselfer? This on-line tool helps you track, save, and manage your finances for free.
- Available in Spanish and supports banks worldwide as well as 44 currencies.
- 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
- 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!
- This site is made in collaboration with Office of Consumer Protection, the National Credit Union Administration’s office. MyCreditUnion.gov is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, resolving member complaints and promoting financial literacy.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- A great resource for everything financial. Get information and tools for everything from insurance to credit to budgeting and more!
- 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.
- 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
- 10 Top Ways Students Can Have More Money This School Year