MFEC offers this list of resources to all Montanans who are searching for answers on financial topics from Budgeting to Savings and Financial Literacy. We have closed the original Financial Resource Education Database (FREDMT.org) and are building an updated list of resources here.Resources will be organized by topic and by the organization’s name. Our goal is to make this a “Go to” page, full of useful, up to day information that is easy to find. Keep checking back, as this page will frequently receive new information.
From employment and taxes to Retirement, AARP provides a wealth of resources for your Today, over 154,000 strong, AARP Montana is the largest membership organization in the state.
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.
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the global, pan-industrial, and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.
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BizWorld provides schools with hands-on programs, for use in grades 3 through 8, designed to add relevancy to academics, while improving the understanding of entrepreneurship and money management.
A consumer education and advocacy agency since 1971.
The Obama administration launched the Smart Disclosure Data Community to make potentially useful data available to consumers and innovators. This centralized platform contains hundreds of smart disclosure datasets and resources from dozens of agencies across government.
The Federal Reserve System is committed to economic and personal financial education. Here you can find links to instructional materials and tools that can increase your understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education.
The National Consumers League has relaunched its anti-fraud advocacy and education Web site. The redesigned site includes new functionalities including a fraud “symptom finder” for searching scams, social media widgets for easy sharing of all content and regular updates about emerging scams.
Ready to learn about money and have fun? Resources for 4th graders through adult, English and Spanish!
After graduation, the world of responsibility is easier to tackle when you have the best graduate bank account on your side. If your next chapter calls for a new bank, here are some things to consider.
This IRS Web site offers a full line of tax products and services, including federal tax forms and publications, for people who use special assistive technology, such as screen-reading software, refreshable Braille displays, and voice recognition software.
Jump$tart encourages curriculum enrichment to ensure that basic personal financial management skills are attained during the K-12 educational experience. This site is designed to meet your needs whether you are a parent, a teacher, a financial professional or anyone else interested in helping kids get smart about money.
Money Smart is a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) training program to help adults outside the financial mainstream enhance their money skills and create positive banking relationships. A version of the program for 12 to 20 year-olds is also available.
Pam Krueger and Jack Gallagher host this award-winning PBS financial chat series. The site features inspiring video clips how-to guides to get started investing and scam alerts. They make getting started in investing easy.
New graduates (and all job seekers, really) will have a better chance of success in the job market if they avoid these common job-hunting mistakes.
The Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor, is a criminal justice agency whose primary mission is to protect Montana’s consumers through insurance and securities regulation.
The MCEE is committed to offering programs that are fair and balanced and address a wide variety of economic issues. This includes economic development, employment, the environment, taxation, education, government, personal economics and a wide variety of other related topics. Founded four decades ago, MCEE offers an emphasis on teacher education so that each young person in Montana understands the essential economics of a free market system and the global economy and can use economic ways of thinking and problem solving.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling offers this Web site, which analyzes users’ behavior and provides customized feedback, allowing individuals and families to monitor and assess their financial lives and adjust their behavior to maximize their economic empowerment. The site is also available in Spanish.
NEFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping individual Americans acquire the information and gain the skills necessary to take control of their financial lives.
NIFA supports increased economic opportunities and quality of life in rural areas. NIFA’s Family Economics News newsletter contains research, resources for educators and consumers, and information on educational events and programs.
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
A web site designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management for life.
A joint effort of AARP, FINRA, and the Retirement Security Project, Retirement Made Simpler is a website which provides information on automatic 401(k) plans. Automatic 401(k) plans automatically enroll employees, requiring them to opt-out rather than opt-in to the plan. Opt-in policies lead to low enrollment rates. Automatic 401(k) plans have been shown to dramatically increase plan participation, better preparing employees for retirement.
A certified credit counseling agency that will help you identify your financial goals and chart a path to reach them.
A website provided by the Comptroller of the Currency, Administrator of National Banks providing information for consumers to stop internet pirates from stealing personal financial information.
Montana Free File.org offers a website dedicated to helping Montanans learn where to receive free tax assistance and how to get your refund in as little as eight days at no charge.
A clearinghouse of publications from various US Agencies featuring tips to save money on insurance, utilities, banking/credit, transportation, housing and other areas.
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking offers this site, where residents can find resources to help deepen their understanding of financial issues, deal with major milestones in life, and connect with state and local services to help them make the most of their hard-earned money.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy from the American Institute of CPAs provides information relevant for each stage of life.