Personal Finance Resources - Get Smart About Your Money
The Financial Literacy page is designed to help citizens and their families learn more about their own finances. Information about home ownership, credit card management, interest rates, and retirement planning can be found below.
General Financial Education
- Financial Literacy Clearing House: Your first stop to learn more about what kinds of services are available in Washington State
- Financial Education Public-Private Partnership
- National Endowment for Financial Education
- US Financial Literacy and Education Commission
- Money Track: a PBS program dedicated to financial literacy
- President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy
- 360 Financial Literacy: a service of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Practical Money skills for life: a partnership of Visa, consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions
- Washington Women's Employment and Education
Non-profit organizations dedicated to providing financial literacy resources to children, young adults, and educators.
Learn how to manage your personal debt, monitor your credit history, and comprehend credit cards.
- Control Your Credit
- National Foundation for Credit Counseling
- What's My Credit Score?
- Free Credit Report.com
- Washington State Housing Finance Commission
- Hope Now
- Washington Forclosure Prevention Resource Guide
Health Savings Accounts
Savings for the Future
- America Saves: a savings resource provided by a non-profit, government, and corporate partnership.
- Choose to Save: provided by the Employee Benefit Research Institute
- Building Wealth: Provided by the Dallas Federal Reserve
- Saving with a Certificate of Deposit (CD): a service of the FDIC
- Feed the Pig: a service of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Asset Building: a service of the Washington Department of Community Trade and Economic Development
- Treasury Direct: buy securities directly from the US Department of the Treasury
Federal Grants and Business Opportunities
- E-Grants Initiative: Research and apply for federal grant money.
- Federal Business Opportunities: an online marketplace for vendors and government buyers to enter into business transactions.
- Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization: assists small businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran owned small businesses, and small businesses located in historically underutilized business zones in contracting with US Treasury Department.
- Federal Trade Commission: the federal investigative and law enforcement agency for commerce.
- Fraud Alerts: up to date information about fraudulent schemes involving Treasury-related accounts.
- Investor Protection Trust: a nonprofit dedicated to assisting consumers in making informed investment
- Consumer University: providing fraud awareness programs on behalf of non-profit associations, regulatory agencies, and financial service providers
- Business Sanctions: A list of countries that are imposed with economic and trade sanctions
- Attorney General’s Office provides resources for safeguarding consumers from fraud.