Share page: 

Consumer Education and Personal Finance Resources

This is a great resource for teachers and students of things from the federal government.

NEFE has developed the web site specifically to help
college-age students on campuses across the country. This turnkey
program allows universities to provide college students with the
resources necessary to cultivate positive money management habits
that will last a lifetime. Money management skills and access to
personal financial planning resources are necessary
for college students to build a healthy financial future. A budgeting tool that was initially a competitor to Quicken, but offered the same services for free. It was bought by Quicken. This isn't tied to an agent and will only direct you to a company that will directly sell you insurance. The site also gives tips on preparing for medical exams and such. Type in what you are shopping for, from furniture to flowers, and it will show the lowest price for it. Allows price matching between name brand stores. Shows home appraisal values in the last few years along with other information based on recent home sales in the area. It's a free, anonymous debt calculator where debts and interest can be typed in and a person can see how to accelerate paying off what they owe. Lists salaries in different professions and compensation packages among other information for jobs in a particular area. Lists your rights and how to protect your own privacy online, whether protecting your own credit or handling the "do not call" list. This is where you get a free copy of your credit report from each of the credit bureaus (not at Lets you see your credit score and reports for free, plus ways to improve and protect your credit. See what people think and get information about some 8,000 different products, from cars to cameras to ice cream makers. Type in your medications and it will tell you the cheapest place to get them in your area. If you can prove you drive more than 1,000 miles a month, companies will pay for your gas if you will put a wrap on your vehicle. From the cell phone bill to gas, fill out their anonymous forms and see if there is a way to squeeze some savings out of your budget. This one has coupons for free or reduced shipping for many companies. Type in where you live and they will tell you where to find the best deals on trips leaving from your area. Find cheaper software for things that you're already using Type in the ingredients you've got on hand, and they'll send you back recipes that closely resemble your list. Just what it says. Whether you are a renter or a landlord, it shows prices in the area. It's a place to download free music. Enter in your company's 401(k) and they rank it against other companies based on expenses and performance. Type in your address and it shows how much the different utilities, like Internet, cable and electricity, cost in your area. From babysitting to games to kitchen remodeling, this site shows how much things and services should generally cost, along with possible discounts and ways to shop for a particular item or service. Should Teens and College Students have Credit Cards