Financial Literacy



Purposefully written in very simple language, this website developed by the FTC offers the basics of understanding money, credit, banking, scams, and more.

Money Matters

Money Matters is a comprehensive personal finance website sponsored by the FTC. Educational categories include: Scam Watch, Credit Cards, Managing Your Money, Dealing with Debt, Your Home, and Jobs. Bulk orders of materials available for order.

Stay Connected

Subscribe to a monthly e-newsletter called Penn Corner published by the FTC that highlights the work the FTC is doing to protect consumers and features free resources to help you avoid fraud.

MyMoney.Gov is a website developed by the congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission. The website is dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.


Buying a Home

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Toolkit with general and state specific information about home buying topics. Website provides free resources to guide consumers through the nine key steps to buying a home.

Retirement Planning

Retirement Toolkit

The toolkit collaboration from the Department of Labor, Social Security Administration, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services includes a list of publications and interactive tools to help in planning, plus information on how to contact the three federal agencies involved in key elements of retirement planning and security (Department of Labor, Social Security Administration, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) with specific questions.

myRA was developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for people who don’t have access to retirement savings plans at work or who lack other options to save. This may include small business employees, part-time and temporary workers, and the self-employed.

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