Consumer.gov is a federal government website that “is a ‘one-stop’ link to a broad range of federal information resources available online. It is designed so that you can locate information by category.”
The Federal Reserve System, with twelve regional banks, provides a wealth of consumer and personal finance information.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Personal Finance and Education Information
- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Consumer Information FAQ
- Federal Reserve Board – Consumer Information
- Federal Reserve Education – Personal Financial Education
Federal Trade Commission – For Consumers
The Consumer Information section of this website provides information on what businesses to avoid, scams and ripoffs, and other helpful tips on a variety of consumer topics.
This site, presented by CNN, offers easy-to-understand lessons for “gaining control of your financial life.” Topics covered include: budgeting, investing, insurance, 401(k)s and taxes.
Consumer Action’s MoneyWi$e educational materials are available on their Managing Money Project website. Here you may view, download and order bulk copies of the MoneyWi$e materials. Publications on a number of topics are available in several languages. Examples include: Saving to Build Wealth, Building and Keeping Good Credit, and You Can Bank On It: Banking Basics.
The Motley Fool
The Motley Fool offers advice, opinions and a lively discussion forum. It is a valuable site for beginning investors and those wishing to learn more about personal finance topics. Online tutorials are available; some services require free registration.
MyMoney.gov is a federal government website “dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money – how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet your personal goals.”
Rutgers University Libraries – Personal Finance
Rutgers University Libraries maintains this personal finance website that covers information on financial management basics, borrowing, investing, giving and living.
This site, from the National Endowment for Financial Education, includes a resource library with information on financial planning, credit & debt, saving, investing and retirement. They also offer a list of 10 steps consumers can take to start getting smarter about money.
This site for investing and personal finance provides U.S. and International stock quotes, as well as historical quotes and other market information. Additional topics include financial news, industry news, annual reports, mutual funds, loans, insurance and taxes.