Free Online & Downloadable Resources
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- Building a Budget
- What's in a Credit Report?
- Setting Financial Goals
- Good Credit Webinar
- Wise Spending Webinar
- Student Loan Consolidation
- Instructor Video
Saving and Investing for Students
Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you’ll ever need in life.
Consumer News and Alerts
FDIC Consumer News
News and information for consumers.
Budget Worksheets and Financial Calculators
Budget Worksheets and Budgeting Software Links
This will provide you with the information you need on creating a budget.
Monthly Budget Worksheet
This Personal Monthly Budget worksheet gives you the ability to track your income and expenses in a number of categories on a monthly basis.
Financial Goals Worksheet
This worksheet gives you the ability to set your long-term and short-term financial goals.
CollegeBoard College Calculator
This link takes you to a number of college financing calculators designed to help you project your income and expenses associated with attending a university.
Credit Card Calculator
This calculator allows you to see the true cost of paying the minimum balance on your credit card each month.
Learning about Investments
Basics of Investing
Learn the different types of investments out there and determine what works best for you.
NASDAQ Investing Education Website
Investing basics provided by NASDAQ.com.
How the Market Works
Practice trading stocks in this free interactive stock trading game.
Understanding, Building or Repairing Credit
Understanding FICO Scores
This useful site allows you to see the the importance of good credit, what a score consists of, and how to raise your score.
Financial Literacy Education Commission: MyMoney.Gov
This site is dedicated to helping you make the most of your money by focusing on five building blocks for managing and growing your money -- The MyMoney Five.
Print one free credit report once a year from all 3 credit reporting agencies.
The Web sites below provide further information on credit and debt management. Explore them!
- money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/ money101/index.html
The Sallie Mae Education Investment Planner
Sallie Mae has provided an interactive tool to use for free scholarship search and an Education Investment Planner to help estimate student's college cost! Click on the picture below to begin!
NOTE. Many of the selected sites provide external links to resources. The sites were selected for their informational/educational content. Linking to particular sites is NOT an endorsement of any specific companies or products by Sam Houston State University, the Division of Student Services, or the Money Management Center.