Useful Resources

Resource Name Resource Description
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning debt The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices to collect from you. Under the FDCPA, a debt collector is someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This includes collection agencies, lawyers who collect debts on a regular basis, and companies that buy delinquent debts and then try to collect them. View More
Determine Your Tax Bracket These are the applicable numbers for the tax year 2016 - in other words, effective January 1, 2016. They are NOT the numbers and tax rates that you’ll use to prepare your 2015 tax returns in 2016 (you'll find them here). These numbers and tax rates are those you’ll use to prepare your 2016 tax returns in 2017. View More
AARP - Advocates for Seniors. The American Association of Retired Persons is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. AARP leads positive social change and delivers value to members through information, advocacy and service. View More
ABI World The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. In fulfillment of its mission to provide information to its members, journalists, Congress and the public, ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the public. View More
Child Care Aware Child Care Aware is committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. Child Care Aware does this by raising visibility for local child care resource and referral agencies nationwide and by connecting parents with the local agencies best equipped to serve their needs. Child Care Aware is a program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA). View More
Choose to Save Choose to Save is a national public education and outreach program dedicated to raising awareness about the need to plan and save for long-term personal financial security. View More
Paying for Senior Care Provides the Eldercare Financial Resource Locator, a free, searchable database of financial resources and programs that help pay for or reduce the cost of home care, assisted living and skilled nursing homes. View More
Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project

National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project is a resource for borrowers, their families, and advocates representing student loan borrowers. This site is for people who already have student loans and want to know more about their options and rights.

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Christian Credit Counselors Christian Credit Counselors Inc. is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Credit Counseling Agency. Our debt management program helps people avoid bankruptcy, debt settlement scams, and quick fixes that ruin credit. To learn more about how we help people get out of debt up to 80% faster by focusing on unsecured debt consolidation. View More
Jump Start Jump$tart is a coalition of diverse financial education stakeholders. These organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation's youth for life-long financial success. View More
Personal Finance for Teens The High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) is a free, comprehensive, basic personal finance curriculum specifically designed to be relevant to the lives of teens, ages 13-19. The program is intended for in-person teaching. It works well in classrooms, workshops and one-on-one situations. View More
Goodwill Industries Goodwill Industries is a national provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. View More
Red Cross The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement. It provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. View More
MyMoney.gov This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans. The Clearinghouse is intended to promote research, policy and practice in the field of financial education and related fields by making it easy to find existing federal government-supported research and data. The FLEC RDC provides easy access to relevant research on the topics of financial literacy, capability, access and use of financial products and services. We hope you will find it a useful tool to learn more about this important field and, perhaps, to advance it with your own research. View More

Disclaimer: As a convenience to its members of the communities that it serves, The American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) provides the above links as additional potential resources. AFEA does not endorse or support any political or religious activities or positions of any listed organization, nor does it endorse or guarantee the quality or availability of any product or service any listed organization may offer.