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Advice for College Students
Sponsored by the GU Office of Student Financial Services.
"At Common $ense, our mission is to empower Georgetown students with the tools and resources to manage money. We offer innovative and dynamic educational programs in hopes of improving students' financial literacy thus, allowing them to make effective financial decisions. "
CFPB's Paying for College
"t’s more important than ever for students and former students to make smart decisions about financing their college education. Whether you’re attending college soon, are a current student, or already have student loans, we’ve put together some tools and resources to help you make the best decisions for you."
"I started this site to increase financial literacy — mostly through telling funny financial tales from my own life and sneaking in an actual money lesson."
Start Here, Go Places
Want to be an accountant when you graduate? Learn why you should study accounting and how to become a CPA.
FTC's Money Matters
"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, created this website to help you tackle some money issues head-on. Topics include scams, credit cards, managing money, dealing with debt, home ownership, and jobs."
Path to Investing
"National Association of State Treasurers Foundation is an organization devoted to improving the understanding of public finance. This page focuses on information for young people, women, and people who have to make financial decisions in difficult times, in English and Spanish."
"This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans. "
Smart About Money
Articles and resources about setting financial goals, paying off credit card debt, saving for retirement, and more. From the National Endowment for Financial Education.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
"Have financial questions but don't know where to start? Let My 360 help!" Tax and retirement planning advice, among other topics, from AICPA.
Resources for librarians
CFPB's Library Resources
"We want to partner with libraries interested in helping patrons make more informed decisions about money. The information below can be used to build and promote financial education programs in your library."
ALA's Smart Investing@ your librarian
"The Smart investing@your library® national network can help anyone learn about money, develop a budget, save for college, plan for retirement and much more."
Business-related websites from the Library of Congress.
National Information Center (NIC)
Financial information and data about banking institutions, collected by the Federal Reserve.