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There are many resources that you can access online right now to improve your financial literacy.
Here are some key sites to check out:
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy by the American Institute of CPAs
A free program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.
Free Annual Credit Reports
Request your free annual credit report from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.
Money Smart FDIC by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
A free comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
My Money by the U.S. Federal Government
The U.S. government's free website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. 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.
Smart About Money by the National Endowment for Financial Education
A free, unbiased resource of the National Endowment for Financial Education where you can find articles, calculators and tips to help you manage your money through life's ups and downs.
Yahoo! Personal Finance by Yahoo!
Yahoo!’s personal finance website offers free financial information, organized in a Question & Answer format and organized in sections, such as Saving & Spending, Real Estate, Taxes.
Philadelphia Area Resources
Bank On Philadelphia
Learn how to open a free or low-cost checking account and a savings account at one of our participating banks or credit unions. You may be able to open an account even if you've had a troubled banking history. Learn how a bank account can help you, how to open one, and how to manage your finances.
Campaign for Working Families
Each year the Campaign for Working Families operates free tax sites across Philadelphia. Some sites have Spanish speaking volunteers and staff available. CWF sites do not accept appointments; customers are seen on first come, first served walk-in basis. Find a free tax site near you.
Find a variety of financial literacy resources through, Ceiba, a coalition of Latino community based organizations serving Philadelphia.
Clarifi offers a range of proactive financial education programs that provide relevant and timely information to best address the individual needs of our clients and their communities. View Clarifi’s education calendar and find information about their free public workshops.
Learn more about college selection, financial aid, and how to prepare for higher education.
Financial Advancement Network Club
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition’s Financial Advancement Network (FAN) Clubs are groups of 5-20 people who commit to meeting on a regular basis to improve their money management habits, rectify troubled financial situations, and pursue their financial goals. Become a part of a Financial Advancement Network club (FAN).
Experienced mortgage lenders are committed to helping you during the mortgage process from start to finish. With FINATA by your side, you will understand your mortgage terms and learn how to budget for an affordable home. Access information about homeownership and mortgage assistance.
Office of Housing & Community Development
Homeowners who are facing foreclosure have the chance to save their home. Certified counselors will assist homeowners to negotiate a more affordable mortgage payment with their lender. Learn about the foreclosure prevention program, Save Your Home Philly.
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Apply for Philadelphia Housing Authority’s housing assistance programs.
Resource Locator Tool for Senior Care
Access a resource locator about financial assistance and options to help pay for or reduce the cost of elder care.
Women’s Opportunity Resource Center
Access WORC’s statewide matched savings program for low-income individuals. The Family Savings Account (FSA) Program is an innovative statewide matched savings program for low income individuals to encourage self-sufficiency through savings, financial management education and asset accumulation.
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