By- Marion Syversen
Here is a useful and seemingly easy-to-use site about money. Individuals, parents and teachers could find this site useful. It's a government site which is a portal to many other sites and their various tools, articles and resources pertaining to personal finance. From the Departments of Agriculture and Labor, to the Treasury, the FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller, this site connects them all in a fairly straightforward site.
What's it got?
On the left column it has a heading called 'popular topics' and those include Dealing with mortgages, debt and credit, planning for retirement. It has articles on getting a loan, consumers rights information and articles on insurance.
A major heading includes calculators and tools. This area includes budgeting worksheets, a college preparation checklist- including how to file for student loans, and a timeline of things to know and do- and other checklists that include a series on 5 Tips for…getting the most from your credit card/ shopping for a mortgage. This also has a link for Money Smart and adult financial education program. Here I also found the Spending Plan Worksheet from the Department of Agriculture is an Excel spreadsheet of a simple income and expense table. But it's already created for you to make it easy to use.
Under My Resources there is an array of material by category: teachers, parents, military, women, researchers and plenty more. Once you choose a particular heading, say teachers, then there is a large list of curriculum called Money Smart or lesson ideas from Money Math.
This is terrific site. I've been using these resources for years but this site has really streamlined the hunt for all these materials.
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