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Web Links: Money Management

Financial Literacy 

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
You get great information and the best tools for you by selecting a life stage (tween and teens, college students, couples, etc.). You can “Ask the Money Dr.” to get answers to your financial questions.

Annual Credit Report
This is the official site to get your free annual credit reports.

Choose to Save
Choose to Save (CTS) provides you with a wide variety of free savings tools and information to help you plan for all aspects of your financial security.

Financial Literacy 101 [PDF]
Financial literacy 101 takes you through four basic steps for planning your financial future.

Smart About Money
National Endowment for Financial Education Get Smart About Your Money campaign is dedicated to your financial well being.

Grades K-12 Financial Literacy Resources 
This resource library provides a variety of financial literacy tools and programs for students, teachers, and parents.

Make Money Choices
Find out how much money you will need to make to have the lifestyle you want with this California CareerZone activity that requires setting up a free account.

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.

Money Smart
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. First released in 2001 and regularly updated since then, Money Smart has a long track record of success. Resources for Youth
Includes games, activities, websites, video games, and information about money.

The Mint
Get started planning your financial future with specific tools for helping you be financially successful. 

Paying for College and Training 

California Student Aid Commission: Financial Aid Glossary
This site lists and defines the most commonly used terms in financial aid. For example, you’ll find definitions of California Residency; Eligible Noncitizen; Undocumented Student; Merit-based Aid; and Need Based Aid.

Federal Student Aid
The Federal Student Aid site offers a wide variety of tips and information for managing your money, everything from paying ATM fees to buying snacks.