America Saves is a nationwide campaign that utilizes information, advice and encouragement to assist those who wish to pay down debt, build an emergency fund, save for a home, save for an education, or save for retirement.
MyMoney.gov aggregates financial information from 21 federal agencies, departments and bureaus. Users will be able to find information on planning for the financial impact of major life events and money management tools. The site includes resources for teachers, service members, women, parents, youth, employers, and more. The site is available in Spanish.
A web site designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management for life.
Tips to save money on insurance, utilities, banking/credit, transportation, housing and other areas.
The following are partner projects we learned about through our partner projects page. Projects which discuss mini-grants received $500 mini-grants from MFEC.
NeighborWorks Montana – Individual Development Accounts
NeighborWorks’ is working to promote individual development accounts (IDA’s) for first-time home-buyers through presentations at home-buyers’ education classes. However, funds are needed to cover the cost of traveling to classes to make the presentations. Click here for the full story.
NeighborWorks Montana – Transitional Housing
Funds will be used to provide resources, supplies, and space needed to teach in-house financial fitness classes to residents of the Helena YWCA, a transitional living facility for women and children. There is a strong need for financial education among residents. Click here for the full story.
Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority
SKHA will teach the “Small Steps to Health and Wealth” financial fitness class, targeting low-income tribal families on the Flathead Reservation. The project hopes to serve at least 30 families, who may then enroll in SKHA’s homeownership program. Click here for the full story.