Resources


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Here are some recommended external websites that can help you get your financial house in order.

 

Getting Started With Money Matters:

  • CashCourse is specifically designed for college students. Pensacola State has our own specialized website – which includes quizzes, videos and links about topics such as paying for college, saving for retirement, creating a budget, and more.
  • MoneySmart is an online training course sponsored by the FDIC. If you are looking to open a bank account, get a loan or just want to know about the financial instruments you already use, this training course is for you!
  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is created by the American Institute of CPAs. Whether you are a parent, child, student, small business owner, homeowner, renter, active duty military, unemployed, working or a recent retiree… this website can has all kinds of tools to get you up to speed on your financial needs.
  • Financial Entertainment… why not learn financial tips through a game? This website contains free, fun and interactive games that include financial principals.
  • The Dough Roller is “a blog about money. How to make it, give it, save it, and spend it in a way that moves us closer to financial independence.” It includes updated articles on the latest in saving money!
  • Money Instructor is another free resource with information about personal finance. It also includes resources for those trying to teach other people about Money Matters.
  • Hands On Banking has some nice and simple tutorials about money management for adults, teens and kids.
  • Feed the Pig is a fun and interactive website about saving money hosted by a piggy-bank named Benjamin. Download the Podcasts or take the 5% Challenge!
  • Dave Ramsey is the guru of financial stewardship. Check out his tips and guides to completely revamp your mindset about money.
  • Your Money Matter$ – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, has a great page with lots of information and advice on using your hard-earned dollars wisely!
  • BestColleges.com’s Budgeting 101 Guide is a college student’s best friend. This guide comes equipped with budgeting basics, common financial terminology, and helpful resources related to saving money in college.

Student 2 Student:

  • Make Cents 3 is an online conference of informative, entertaining, and persuasive presentations relating to money management performed by speech students at Pensacola State College. It includes practical advice on how to make, save, invest, discuss, and not lose money.

Funding for College:

  • The Understanding College Finances guide breaks down the costs associated with college, including tuition, books and other expenses, so that you can be prepared.
  • Navigating Your Financial Future is a website for students and parents. It gives tips on how to pay for college and save for the future. It also includes online video workshops. It is sponsored by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation specializes in financial advice that will help you achieve your educational goals, such as Financial Aid and Student Loan information. Perfect for future and current college students!

For Families:

  • Gateway GFS for Kids has lots of fun games and educational activities that are great for kids and families.
  • Parenting.Com has great tips on how to teach your kids about money.
  • Our Family Place has financial and budgeting tips specifically for families.
  • Buzzle.com has interesting articles and facts about money management geared towards teens.
  • MoneySKILL educates high school students on the basic understanding of money management fundamentals in the content areas of income, expenses, saving and investing, credit and insurance.

Tools:

  • Credit.com and Annual Credit Report are great places to get your free credit score… fast! Don’t be fooled by other lookalike sites and don’t pay for your FREE credit report!
  • Bills.com allows you to download a free guide and other worksheets to help you create your own budget.
  • Spendster is a fun and interactive blog about overspending. Find out what other people waste their money on… or make your own confession!
  • Mint.com is a free way to manage your money. It brings together all of your accounts in one place, so that you reach your saving goals. Nervous about giving the website your financial information? Here’s an article about their security policy.
  • Budgets are $exy… who says personal finance has to be boring? Or as the so-called “Benjamin Franklin” puts it, “A personal finance blog that won’t put you to sleep.”
  • The Simple Dollar is a great blog with tons of money-saving tips.
  • Credit Card Insider gives advice, scores and reviews to help you select the best Credit Card option for your situation.
  • Personal Capital offers FREE financial software that allows you to set up a budget, track your spending and investments, and plan for retirement. The website also features several helpful blog articles.
  • GoBankingRates offers a number of resources featuring information on banking, personal finance, credit, loans and retirement.