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  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Website produced by American Institute of CPAs, this is a free program to help Americans understand their personal finances through various stages of life.
  • America Saves America Saves works at the national, state and local levels to encourage and assist individuals to save and build wealth.
  • AnnualCreditReport.com This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion
  • Ask Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Ask CFPB) An interactive question-and-answer database to help consumers find answers to questions about money products and services.
      CFPB – Submit a complaint: Submit complaints about mortgages, credit cards, bank and credit union accounts, consumer loans, money transfers, student loans, payday loans, debt collectors and more. http://www.Consumerfinance.gov/complaint

      CFPB – Find a housing counselor: Use this online tool to find HUD-approved housing counselors near you. Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. http://www.consumerfinance.gov/find-a-housing-counselor/

  • Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC): Money as you Grow Book List Essential and age-appropriate financial lessons that kids need to know.
  • Bankrate.com provides consumers with financial data, research, and editorial information on investment and noninvestment financial products (mortgages, credit cards, new and used auto loans, money market accounts and CDS, checking and ATM fees, home equity lines and loans, online banking fees, and six calculators assist patrons with mortgages, credit cards, savings, auto leasing, loans and relocation)
  • Bankruptcy Provides an overview of U.S. bankruptcy laws and procedures and explains the differences between Chapter 7 (liquidation) and Chapter 11, 12, and 13 (reorganization) bankruptcy filings
  • BBB Wise Giving Alliance administered by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. offers guidance to donors on making informed giving decisions
  • Bigcharts Incluces historical stock quotes
  • Bonds Online data and links to resource covering treasury, municipal, and corporate bonds and bond funds
  • Charity Navigator America's premiere independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities
  • Choose to Save Essential information about retirement planning and other savings goals.
  • Consumer Action Handbook This annual publication from Publications.USA.gov. With consumer contacts at hundreds of companies and trade associations, local, state, and federal government agencies, national consumer organizations, and more.
  • Consumer.gov Easy to understand information for consumers who want to know more about money management, loans and credit, and how to avoid scams, with topical videos and webinars.
  • Consumerfinance.gov The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website contains the information needed to better understand financial products and services. If you have an issue with a consumer financial product, you can submit a complaint, and the CFPB will forward it to the appropriate company and work to get a response for you.
  • Credit Karma Provides free access to all of your financial information — bank accounts, credit cards, bills, mortgages, loans, and, of course, your credit scores in one location, under one account.
  • Currículo sobre Inversiones Bilingual investor education curriculum from The ASPIRA Association.
  • Day Trading Fact sheets, tips, and warnings about day trading and day traders from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Dollars from Sense Personal finance and investing information for recent graduates.
  • EDGAR Database All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Access and download this information for free.
  • Expedia's Currency Converter
  • eXtension Personal finance information highlighted by the NIFA Cooperative Extension System. An interactive learning environment from land-grant universities.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Money Smart, Financial Education Program Money Smart is a 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.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Financial literacy education resources including creative games, publications, and other activities.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data Books Databooks provide current economic indicators to monitor trends and allow for comparisons. This link is for the Tenth District, which includes Nebraska.
  • Federal Reserve Education This site provides lesson plans, classroom activities, publications, games as well as financial information for the general public including credit, banking, personal finance, and consumer protection.
  • Feed the Pig® The American Institute of CPAs provides financial education tools, articles, tips and other resources to help with examining spending and saving habits, identify ways to start saving and commit to making changes to reduce debt.
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) FINRA is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. Get investor alerts, check the background of brokers or submit complaints about brokers.
  • FINRA Investor Education Resources to help consumers make smart investment decisions.
  • Free Credit Reports
  • Gen i Revolution For teens, a personal finance simulation from the Council for Economic Education.
  • Great Minds Think: A Kid's Guide to Money A colorful, fun activity book, available in English and Spanish, including money basics to help kids make thoughtful money choices.
  • Guide to Dispute Resolution for the Small Investor A resource created by Pace University Law.
  • GuideStar the national database of U.S. charitable organizations, gathers and distributes data on IRS-recognized nonprofits
  • Internal Revenue Service Get information, forms, instructions and answers about your federal income taxes. Highlights include links to FreeFile free tax software and the IRS withholding calculator.
  • Invest Native Online investor education curriculum for Native Americans.
  • Investor.gov Brought to you by the Securities & Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Investor.gov is your online resource to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud.
  • IRA Online Resource Guide
  • Love Your Money Web-based personal finance course for college students.
  • Manage Your Money with Confidence Personal finance resources for military service members.
  • Money As You Grow: 20 Things Kids Need to Know to Live Financially Smart Lives This website instructs parents and educators on what money information children should know as they grow from preschool through college.
  • Money on the Bookshelf A program for children ages 4-10, built around reading children’s books. Parent guides help parents highlight the money ideas presented in the book. From the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
  • Money Sense for Your Children – A Home Study Series From the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
  • Money Smart for Adults Basic personal finance program from the FDIC, for ages 21 and over.
  • Money Smart for Young Adults Basic personal finance program from the FDIC, for ages 12–20.
  • Money Smart Nebraska Week In November every year, a partnership of organizations across Nebraska come together to stress the importance of financial literacy and provide free financial education activities.
  • Money Smart Week Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
  • Moody's Business site leading provider of independent credit ratings, research and financial information to the capital markets
  • Morningstar.com mutual fund profiles
  • MyMoney.gov MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
  • National Endowment for Financial Education The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the financial well-being of Americans, with curricula and practical money-management exercises to help build skills in classrooms and other settings.
  • National Endowment for Financial Education This nonprofit organization has developed Financial Workshop Kits, which have been used by many nonprofit organizations to put on financial literacy programs.
  • National Financial Capability Study Find out how your state compares on financial literacy indicators.
  • National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education The National Standards for Financial Literacy provide a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy Responsible for licensing and regulating Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Public Accountants (PAs) in Nebraska. Search this database for individuals or firms.
  • Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance A Nebraska state agency with an enforcement unit and a customer service unit to assist Nebraskans with any issues with financial institutions or brokerage firms/securities businesses.
  • Nebraska Department of Insurance Nebraskans can research Insurance companies and agents, file a complaint, or call the Consumer Affairs Hotline
  • Nebraska Educational Savings Trust--NEST (Nebraska’s 529 plan) Nebraska’s College Savings Plans offer Nebraska taxpayers a tax-advantaged way to save money for college—deducting up to $10,000 in contributions from their state income tax
  • Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants Information about the Society and the CPA profession.
  • Outsmarting Investment Fraud Interactive utilities to help investors avoid fraud.
  • P21 Common Core Toolkit: A Guide to Aligning the Common Core State Standards with the Framework for the 21st Century Skills This Toolkit is developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; identifies six critical literacies, including Financial/Economic/Business & Entrepreneurial Literacy.
  • Paying for College Developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in cooperation with the Department of Education, this site helps you learn how to prepare and pay for college.
  • PWC Money Tree Survey PricewaterhouseCoopers Money Tree Survey is a quarterly study of equity investments made by the venture capital community in emerging private companies in the United States
  • Red Herring a magazine that serves as the bible of venture capitol
  • SaveAndInvest.org SaveAndInvest.org, a project of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, is a free, unbiased resource dedicated to helping people manage their finances safely and appropriately, with special sections with tools and information for helping military service members achieve their financial goals and for helping investors avoid investment fraud.
  • Scripophily.com research old stock certificates
  • Secret History of the Credit Card Frontline and The New York Times join forces to investigate an industry few Americans fully understand
  • The US Mint A website that includes coloring pages that you may download and print...and much more.
  • Thrive by Five™: Teaching Your Preschooler about Spending and Saving Available in English and Spanish