Important Websites

Federal agencies
US States Alabama – Montana
US States Nebraska – Wyoming
US Territories

Organizations

Disclaimer: The Institute for Financial Literacy provides the links below as additional potential resources for the convenience of its clients and members of the general public. The Institute does not endorse or support any political or religious activities or positions of any listed organization, nor does it endorse or guarantee the quality or availability of any product or service any listed organization may offer.

ABI World: www.abiworld.org

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. In fulfillment of its mission to provide information to its members, journalists, Congress and the public, ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the public.

AARP: www.aarp.org

The American Association of Retired Persons is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. AARP leads positive social change and delivers value to members through information, advocacy and service.

Affordable Schools Online: www.AffordableSchoolsOnline.com/Cheap-Colleges

Affordable Schools Online is a comprehensive and informative resource that allows you to search for colleges and their respective tuition. I believe this type of information is very valuable to today’s students who are not only dealing with a more competitive higher educational environment but also with the rising costs associated with them.

American Bar Association Referral Service: www.findlegalhelp.org

The mission of the American Bar Association is to be the national representative of the legal profession, serving the public and the profession by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law. Although the ABA cannot help you directly, there are many of its members out there who can. This site will guide you to a list of resources in your state. Most legal issues are regulated by the law in the state where you live, or where the problem occurred.

Child Care Aware: www.childcareaware.org

Child Care Aware is committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. Child Care Aware does this by raising visibility for local child care resource and referral agencies nationwide and by connecting parents with the local agencies best equipped to serve their needs. Child Care Aware is a program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA).

Choose to Save: www.choosetosave.org

Choose to Save is a national public education and outreach program dedicated to raising awareness about the need to plan and save for long-term personal financial security.

Community Investment Network: www.communityinvestmentnetwork.org

A networking resource for community leaders, advocates and financial services leaders focused on building and maintaining healthy economies and communities through CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) compliance, affordable and accessible housing, job creation, banking services, bank-community relationships, regulatory affairs, legislation and rural affairs. Includes a clearinghouse for news, information, commentary, reports, profiles of key players in communities and links to reliable sources.

Goodwill Industries: www.goodwill.org

Goodwill Industries is a national provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Onlineschools: www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/

Onlineschools is a comprehensive database of online schools designed to help students find the school most suitable for them, while also providing accurate data and information on online schooling and education.

How The Market Works: www.HowTheMarketWorks.com

How The Market Works is a free educational site for middle and high school teachers and their students to show them how the stock market works. Teachers register for free, create a virtual stock trading contest for their class, and then students pretend to buy and sell U.S. stocks and mutual funds to see how their portfolio performs over the duration of their contest. The site also features hundreds of educational articles, lesson plans, and a full glossary of stock market related terms. The site is owned by StockTrak.com, the leading provider of education virtual trading websites for high school and college classes.

NACBA: www.nacba.com

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys is a national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. This site includes an Attorney Finder service that will assist you in locating a bankruptcy attorney who is a member of NACBA.

National Network for Child Care: www.nncc.org

The National Network for Child Care is a resource for child care providers. NCC unites the expertise of many of the nation’s leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Its goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the landgrant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public.

National Stock Market Simulation: www.nationalsms.com

The SMS (Stock Market Simulation) is a comprehensive online trading game for high, middle, and elementary school students.

Paying for Senior Care: www.payingforseniorcare.com

Provides the Eldercare Financial Resource Locator, a free, searchable database of financial resources and programs that help pay for or reduce the cost of home care, assisted living and skilled nursing homes.

Red Cross: www.redcross.org

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement. It provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and provides international health services, community development assistance and international emergency services as part of its evangelical mission.

Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project: www.studentloanborrowerassistance.org

National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project is a resource for borrowers, their families, and advocates representing student loan borrowers. This site is for people who already have student loans and want to know more about their options and rights.

TaxHelp.org: www.taxhelp.org

TaxHelp.org strives to help taxpayers understand taxes better. This site offers consumers over 150 free tax help resources, tax guides for different financial situations, and a comprehensive database of over 200,000 licensed CPAs.

Toyota Financial Services: www.toyotafinancial.com

Toyota Financial Services is a leading provider of automotive financial services, offering an extensive line of financing plans and vehicle and payment protection products to Toyota customers and dealers in the U.S. This site provides users with tools useful for navigating the car buying process.

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Federal agencies

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: www.fdic.gov

Federal Housing Finance Board: www.fhfb.gov

Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov

IRS: www.irs.gov

Medicaid: www.medicaid.gov/

Securities and Exchange Commission: www.sec.gov

Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov

Social Security Administration: www.ssa.gov

UST: www.usdoj.gov/ust

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U.S. States (Alabama – Montana)

Alabama: www.alabama.gov

Alaska: www.state.ak.us

Arizona: www.az.gov

Arkansas: www.state.ar.us

California: www.ca.gov

Colorado: www.colorado.gov

Connecticut: www.ct.gov

District of Columbia: www.dc.gov

Delaware: www.delaware.gov

Florida: www.myflorida.com

Georgia: www.georgia.gov

Hawaii: pahoehoe.ehawaii.gov

Idaho: www.accessidaho.org

Illinois: www.illinois.gov

Indiana: www.in.gov

Iowa: www.iowa.gov

Kansas: www.kansas.gov

Kentucky: www.kentucky.gov

Louisiana: www.louisiana.gov

Maine: www.state.me.us

Maryland: www.maryland.gov

Massachusetts: www.mass.gov

Michigan: www.michigan.gov

Minnesota: www.state.mn.us

Mississippi: www.mississippi.gov

Missouri: www.state.mo.us

Montana: www.state.mt.us

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US States (Nebraska-Wyoming)

Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov

Nevada: www.nv.gov

New Hampshire: www.state.nh.us

New Jersey: www.state.nj.us

New Mexico: www.state.nm.us

New York: www.state.ny.us

North Carolina: www.ncgov.com

North Dakota: www.nd.gov

Ohio: www.ohio.gov

Oklahoma: www.ok.gov

Oregon: www.oregon.gov

Pennsylvania: www.state.pa.us

Rhode Island: www.ri.gov

South Carolina: www.myscgov.com

South Dakota: www.state.sd.us

Tennessee: www.tennessee.gov

Texas: www.state.tx.us

Utah: www.utah.gov

Vermont: www.vermont.gov

Virginia: www.virginia.gov

Washington: www.access.wa.gov

West Virginia: www.wv.gov

Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov

Wyoming: www.wyoming.gov

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US Territories

American Samoa: www.government.as

Federated States of Micronesia: www.fsmgov.org

Guam: http://ns.gov.gu/

Midway Islands: www.fws.gov/refuge/Midway_Atoll/

Puerto Rico: http://gobierno.pr/gprportal/inicio

U.S. Virgin Islands: www.gov.vi/

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www.AffordableSchoolsOnline.com/Cheap-Colleges — is a comprehensive and informative resource that allows you to search for colleges and their respective tuition. I believe this type of information is very valuable to today’s students who are not only dealing with a more competitive higher educational environment but also with the rising costs associated with them.