Montana State University

Marsha A. Goetting

Montana State University
Extension Economics
P.O. Box 172800
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800

Tel: (406) 994-5695
Fax: (406) 994-4838
E-mail:goetting@montana.edu
Location: 208C Linfield Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Helpful Web sites

  • America Saves: (Consumer Federation of America)
    Organization dedicated to providing free financial tools, services for saving and resources in an effort to advance the financial literacy of Americans.

  • Choose to Save:  Education Program (Employee Benefit Research Institute)
    Includes calculators on: Credit Cards, Auto, Home Mortgage, and Home Equity.

  • Consumer's Guide to Credit Cards (Federal Reserve Board)
    Provides a basic guide to navigating the credit card process. Includes "What You Need to Know: New Credit Card Rules"

  • Credit Card Debt Resource Center
    Assists consumers looking for answers on topics related to revolving credit card debt with a variety of resources including basic credit card debt information, glossary terms, calculators that help formulate and implement a budget that will most effectively reduce debt, and state guides that give information on credit card debt.

  • Credit, Loans, & Debt (AARP)
    Offers many resources on Credit, Loans, and Debt including calculators. It contains sections on in the Spotlight news, Editors picks, and From the Experts.

  • Credit and Loans (Federal Trade Commission)
    Provides resources to help you become a more savvy consumer.

  • CreditSmart Curriculum (FreddieMac)
    Downloadable curriculum "CreditSmart: Understand, Build, and Maintain Better Credit. Avoiding Credit Traps, Becoming a Homeowner, and much more.

  • Credit Wise Cats (Take Charge America)
    Provides educational resources to help consumers achieve financial success:  Managing Credit, Investing, Avoiding Bankruptcy, and a Roadmap to Financial Success.

  • Financial Literacy Quizzes: (State of California)
    Financial Literacy is the ability to read, analyze, manage, and communicate about the personal financial conditions that affect material well-being.

  • Financial Security: Consumer Credit (eXtension)
    Includes information about Bankruptcy, Credit Scores, How to Get Out of Debt, How to Select a Credit Card, and much more.

  • Institute for Financial Literacy
    Includes various programs and partnerships on financial literacy. Other information includes resources, support and media and bankruptcy-related services.

  • MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

  • Money Tips for All Ages: Your Finances at Different Stages of Life: (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
    Offers many tips for parents, teens, pre-retirees, retireees, financial caregivers and much more.

  • National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
    Provides information on credit and debt, tips to keep that credit record sparkling, are you a credit user or abuser, and much more.

  • Parent Smarts:  Credit Information Series for Parents (University of Illinois-Extension)
    Provides educational information, financial tips, activities and additional resources to help children become more responsible credit consumers.

  • Personal Financial Education (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
    Offers a variety of resources on loans and credit, home mortgages, interest rates, consumer protection, and banking. Also "There's a lot to Learn About Money: You Can Take Charge of Your Financial Future."

Updated March 2012

Disclaimer:  All information published in this document is gathered from external Web sites which are thought to be reliable sources.  MSU Extension does not assume the responsibility for errors and Web sites that are no longer working properly. If you find a Web site that is not worrking, please email khayes@montana.edu.