Resources

Free Online & Downloadable Resources

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Recent Presentations:

Extreme Couponing 

Keynote Address with Christy Wright

Scholarships 101

Investing for Your Future

Pinterest Recipes to fit your budget

After Graduation: Student Loan Repayment

Holiday Spending on a Merry Little Budget

Video Resources

Saving Money

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

College Expenses Worksheet

Avoiding Fraud

Eating On A Slimming Wallet

How To Get Your Credit Report

Is Your Credit Under Control?

Love & Money

Personal Wedding Checklist

Walker County Resources

Personal Monthly Budget

Vacationing On A Budget

Making Your Dollar Stretch

Wants vs. Needs

Budget Worksheets and Budgeting Software Links

Budgeting Process
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.

Financial Calculators

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.

www.annualcreditreport.com
Print one free credit report once a year from all 3 credit reporting agencies.

Other Resources

The Web sites below provide further information on credit and debt management. Explore them!

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!  

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